Custom Books & Book Types
An overview of the kinds of custom books we print, galleries of books types, and links to options to make your book stand out. We offer professional book design as an option.
About book types and custom books, options, bindings, and book design.
About book types for custom books … Read about the kinds of books we print. We have categories for the most common kinds of books that we print. But, we don’t stop with this list. If you have a photography book to print, also check out the coffee table book gallery. Are you publishing a coffee table book? See other galleries too for ideas and information.
- Photography book printing
- Children’s Book Printing
- Coffee Table Book Printing
- Cookbook Printing
- Art & Gallery Book Printing
- Printing Novels
- Wall Calendar Printing
- Childrens board books printing for babies
View examples of custom books that print at Star Print Brokers. We have lots of books to view that we’re printing. Older books retire to the stacks. Need book design? View samples of our work.
See binding styles for different book types. Do you need a book that is landscape instead of portrait? Need a Wire-O book in hardcover or soft cover? Do you need a concealed spine on that Wire-O book? What about a 3-way binding or a journal notebook with an elastic band?
Whatever book type or style you choose, be sure to copyright your book. Add your copyright text to the copyright page. It is the second page of your book, which is a left hand page.
Let’s get down to Book types
Here are just some of the book types …
Click on a button to read about particular book types. Then click on the adjacent gallery button to see covers of books that we print. All of the books can be custom books within their print run. Just ask if you don’t see the style you are looking for! We are always happy to discuss your individual book type or style.
Coffee Table Books
Photography and art books are also considered coffee table books. They are usually defined by large dimensions and have custom options. The largest size book that we print on press is 11.8 inches wide by 13 inches in length.
We’ve printed many cookbooks over the years. Cookbooks need to have fine process color printing on offset printing presses. We pay special attention to color for a pleasing color match. Food photography must entice the reader to prepare the author’s special recipes!
We print children’s books on offset press with real ink. Sounds simple, right? Many titles are printed on-demand which is usually toner on paper that is output from a digital output devices, not a press. Toner smears and ink does not. Our binding is superior to POD books too. You will never have a two-page spread with the image clipped off in the middle. That may happen with POD books.
We also print small children’s board books too. Always ask, is your provider printing or outputting?
When you decide to print a book, what are you selling? You are selling your finest work in print. Only the finest quality color reproduction, paper stock, binding materials, and likely a few options are what most photographers demand. We print books for amazing National Geographic photographers. If they are printing multiple book titles with Star Print Brokers over the years, then know that we will treat your books with the same level of care and expertise.
Art Books, a book type
Some artists come to us directly. Sometimes it is a gallery that prints books for one of the artists they represent. We work with small museum too. Often a gallery or museum needs a art catalog displaying upcoming exhibitions, but they want the best color reproduction to match the art work as closely as possible. That is why they reach out to Star Print Brokers. Our clients include galleries and artists in New York, San Francisco, Brussels, and other cities in the USA and Europe.
… and More!
Don’t let this short list of book types stop you! We print all kinds of books, and have since 1999. Just ask us about another book type, binding, or option. We are here to produce the highest quality books available at a low unit cost. Don’t forget that we design books, but we only design for the books that we also are printing. We almost always provide a same day response with a ballpark quote. The estimator usually responds within hours. Request a book printing quote now right now!
Printing on press and options for customs Books
Custom books with options make a book special
View custom options and embellishments. Are you thinking about extras like French Flaps, a French fold dust jacket, or foils? We have bronze foils, blue foils, and more, in matte or gloss. Add a ribbon marker, select from many cloth textures and colors. Add bumper boxes, slip cases, belly bands, sleeves, and more. We manufacture custom books with these options, and so much more with all the book types we offer! Expertise in book printing, binding, and color reproduction, make Star Print Brokers the best in book printing. You have options such as a standard book jacket or a French fold dust jacket, French flaps on a soft cover book, foil stamping, a book slip case, book sleeve, a book belly band, elastic band journal notebook, tip-on image, sewn-in ribbon bookmark, custom sized bumper box, and more!
Become familiar with binding styles
Hardcover, Softcover, Wire-O & more …
A gallery of binding styles start below. Even with our Wire-O books, we print and bind standard, concealed, and semi-concealed Wire-O bindings. Read more about a particular binding style. We can do custom binding for a print run. Let us know if you have any questions.
Design for press by Nancy Starkman, author of “Book Design: Simple & Professional”
Professional design and custom books is an option
Yes, we offer professional book design. We also fix designs by self-publishers or graphic artists who are not quite up to speed with their book design skills. Authors often come to us when they hire a trained graphic artist or simply a desktop publisher with no traditional book experience. Book are a different beast. It’s not like designing a brochure or POD book. Few schools offer book design specifically, which is why Nancy Starkman wrote Book Design: Simple & Professional. She can design your book, or authors can hire her to fix books that they know need a professional re-design or simple fixes.