Fiction • Reference Books • Auto Biographies • Planners • Invoice Books

Avoid the traps and make getting your book printed as easy as 1, 2, 3.

What do you need to know? If you’ve written a book, created a reference manual or a family history and want your book printed there are critical factors that will make your dream a reality and fulfil your ambition of becoming a published author.

Is size important? Should you have recycled or archival paper? Will the type of binding affect its usability? How many should you have printed? Can the design affect its saleability?

There are many different types of books. The answers to these questions and many more, are often different depending on the type of book you want and its intended purpose.

When it comes to book printing, the team at Graphics Unlimited have the knowledge and experience to answer all your questions and help you choose the right options. We’ll make your dream a reality with quality workmanship and careful attention to detail. The last thing you want is for your dream to be destroyed by making the wrong decisions at this critical time.

Below you can see a selection of books we’ve designed and printed. If you click into each image there are more detailed images that will help you build a picture in your mind of what your book could look like. And when you’re ready, give us a call and we’ll make the whole process as easy as 1, 2, 3.


Perfect Bound Books

Perfect Bound or Soft Cover Books

Case Bound Books

Case Bound or Hard Cover Books

Wiro Bound Books

Wiro Bound Books

Saddle Stitch Books

Saddle Stitch Booklets

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There are several types of binding for all the different types of books and each type comes with its own special characteristics. Novels or self-help books are generally soft or perfect bound (often referred to as paperbacks) but can also be hard or case bound. Smaller books or rather books with fewer pages, are often saddle stitched (see Booklets for more information) or can be wiro bound, coil or comb bound. These methods are typically used for marketing books, workbooks and manuals.

Invoice & order books are generally quarter bound with a thicker crocodile board front cover and binding tape to cover the staples which hold the book together. Typically these books are printed on carbonless paper and in duplicate or triplicate.


Each method has its own individual benefits but often the purpose of the book you’re printing determines which type of binding should be chosen.

Advice and Guidance 

Regardless of what type of book you’re having printed, there are always choices to be made. The type & weight of paper, the layout and design of the book (see Design for more information), the size of the finished book, etc. all have an impact on the finished result, so choose carefully.

The team at Graphics Unlimited will always guide you through the entire process, showing you examples and explaining the options and benefits.

Cover Design

One of the most important aspects to be considered is the design of your cover. Even if you can supply the finished (ready to print) artwork for your book, I would recommend having the cover professionally designed. If you intend to sell your book, the cover can be the difference between your book being picked up or left on the shelf – you only get one chance to make a good first impression and books are judged by their cover.

If you are planning to get a book printed…

You’ve finished writing, now it’s time to make it real. Give us a call and we’ll help with all the details and provide you with a FREE quote.

(03) 9465 9522

 Thank you to all involved with the production of our new price lists. You made the whole process easy, from the complexity of the design to the quality of the printing, and the distribution to our customers. We are delighted with the service you provided and the quality of the end product is paying for itself already – great job.

Colin Kirkland

Bermad Water Technologies

What’s your deadline?

If you have a deadline, please let us know so we can make sure we meet it. We do not take shortcuts or charge extra for a fast turnaround – if it’s possible to do, we’ll get it done.

Simply let us know your requirements in an email, and we’ll be back to you pronto.
If you have questions, call us to discuss your requirements – phone 9465 9522.

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