Become self-published with custom book printing and binding solutions.
Get self-published and have the custom book printing that you can’t get with POD or short run book printing. The following example items are options. Because we have so many options available, all of our self-published book printing quotes are customized for each title. We know your book is special!
Custom book printing mean that you can have many more options than with on-demand printing. We offer options that the self published author cannot get on their own. Plus, we have lots of ideas — and no sales pressure!
Basic option examples of custom book printing for the self-published book.
Typeset the book title on the spine.
Often POD providers set the title in plain block letters on the spine. Authors usually have a title design. You or your designer can include your unique title image or typesetting on the spine, and this is just one of the many options you get with custom book printing.
Yes, you can have landscape orientation.
Using landscape or portrait orientation seldom makes a difference to us. Some dimensions are not possible at any bindery. Sometimes authors want a very wide landscape book. If the book is too wide, we cannot bind it and maintain the structural integrity. We can create large format books, but sometimes they have to be bound by hand. That increases the cost. Books that are 12″ x 12″ are frequently custom manufactured here. Send us your requests and we will discuss them. Most option requests are possible for custom book printing.
Print a sticker to place permanently on your cloth hardcover book.
We can bind your book in cloth, leather, paper, and even a faux material like vegan leather. We can print a permanent adhesive sticker and coat it with UV varnish. Then we burnish, or stamp the area where it will be seen on the cover. We do this at the same time we stamp the cover. The cover usually has a blind stamp or a foil stamp. The stickers are done by hand. Yes, they are actually put on the covers by a person. The cover is gorgeous!
Print on your books’ endpapers.
The endpapers of a proper print book that is a book that prints on press, are not single page endpapers. They are twice the width of a page. For instance, if your page size is 8″ x 10″, the endpapers will be 16″ x 10″. Endpapers in POD books are usually one page, 8″ x 10″ in this example. They glue to the inside front and back covers. At Star Print Brokers, we can print images on ends, or any design you wish. We can also print just one PMS ink. You can print on one side of the sheet or both sides. Using our example, each endpaper for the front and back inside covers would be 16″ x 10″.
Unique cloth options are available.
There are quite a few options for cloth cover wrap. We also have bonded leather, and faux materials. Please let us know what you are thinking about for your book. We can start a discussion, and then discuss your custom book printing options.
But, there is so much more to the self-published book.
Star Print Brokers has foil options, ribbon markers, and head and tail bands in many colors. We also make bumper boxes as an add-on to your book order. Do you need a vellum sheet tipped in? How about a slip case?
We need to talk about your self published book! Let us know what is on your mind. Have you seen a feature on another book that you want to create. The chances are pretty good that we can create it! We design books too, in InDesign.