Coffee Table Book Printers
All printers are the not same. We know how and why they are different. Read how differences vary.
Secure binding and accurate color.
You won’t find visible binding threads between the pages of our books. Take a look at the images below.
The top image is a book that was printed elsewhere, but in the USA. To be fair, this style binding is also standard overseas. It not the country that you print in, it is the printer. There are great and horrible printers worldwide. Note that the strings that are showing between the pages of this binding. The color is dull and muddy.
Now see the bottom image. We printed the same title in Asia. There are no visible threads and the color is vibrant. It’s obvious that we care about providing great quality. Binding is important for the durability of a book, in addition to the look.
Material and personnel.
We work with printers who employ top personnel to run presses, work in the bindery, do quality press checks, and have quality measures in place. Our suppliers provide beautiful paper stock in a variety of weights and finishes. All inks are American or of the best quality.
Star Print Brokers know what quality and experience should be, so we work with only the best. So many years of experience in our field on fine book printing on press give us the knowledge to oversee and manage book printing projects.
As top quality coffee table book printers, rather brokers, we provide high-quality books. Bring us your novel, children’s book, cookbook, photography book, or art gallery catalog. Self-publishers are proud of the books we print, and we are too. Our book quality is often mentioned in reviews.
Coffee table book printers and how differences vary.
Some printers say that they are coffee table book printers, especially those who manage the manufacturing of the best books. But, there are many differences to know about.
One primary difference is the press that is used. This is why it is important for Star Print Brokers to source the best. There are very few true book printing brokers like us, but there are others who are POD printers or do short runs that are expensive. Frankly, we don’t print anything but books or book-related products and services.
We know color, types of presses, custom options, and what high-quality printing and binding looks like. And don’t forget the binding methods and process! That is where a lot of books fall apart … literally. We won’t let that happen. Incidentally, we don’t do POD books and we don’t print in China. In fact, because of quality and pricing issues, we seldom print in the USA, but wish it was different.
As coffee table book printers, Star Print Brokers is the premiere source for self-publishers. Our clients expect:
- Fine bindings.
- Premium paper stock.
- Accurate process color printing on commercial printing presses no “on-demand” poor quality.
- Standard and non-standard page dimensions and specifications.
- Staff that knows premium quality.
- Suggestions from staff to improve the quality of the book, without the “up sell.”
- Self-publishers expect a reasonable cost. A rock bottom cost means inferior quality. Star Print Brokers takes pride in being the best, but that does not mean the cost is higher.
Sheet fed vs. web presses.
Sheet fed presses
Professional coffee table book printers use sheet fed, offset presses when printing high-quality books. The books print on large sheets of paper that fold into signatures, like booklets. Quality books print on sheet fed, offset presses, never on web presses. Also, books should never be out put on a digital output device, and not in single pages.
Offset, sheetfed presses use ink. Digital devices use toner, like you use on your desktop printer. Toner smears.
Fliers and bulk mail typically print on web presses. See the roll of paper in the image above and to the left? Avoid printing books on rolls of paper on web presses.
Small or large print runs.
We are premium quality coffee table book printers for 1,000 books, 50,000 books, or more. Whatever your book printing needs, get a quote from us first! If you are just starting to design your book, you will need InDesign, or ask us for a quote to design your book. Get professional design by Nancy Starkman and her team. Call (844) 603-1777 toll-free, or (425) 603-1777 in Bellevue, Washington.