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Book Printing in Melbourne
If you have always dreamed of becoming a published author, you need to get your book out there. To do that, you will need book printers in Melbourne who are experienced at working with businesses and individuals alike.
You’ve done the work. Spent hours carefully crafting a story, put together volumes of history covering generations, created the most useful planner that ‘everyone’ will surely need.
Now you need to get it printed! So, who do you trust to turn all your hard work into print? The printer with cheapest price!!!
There are plenty of details to be sorted out. The number of pages, printing in colour or black & white, type of paper, paper weight, type of binding, size of the book, number of copies, etc.
And don’t forget about the design, it’s one of the most important considerations of all (cover design and title, page style and layout, fonts). Most of us do judge a book by the cover so don’t leave it to just anyone. Not only will all these things impact how your book looks and feels, but they can also affect the readability and the sales results (if you intend on selling your book).
The last thing you want is for your dream to be destroyed by making the wrong decisions at this critical stage.
Avoid the traps and make getting your book printed as easy as 1, 2, 3.
Discuss the options, get good honest advice and choose the options that are right for you
Receive design proofs of your book
Make any last-minute changes before your book is printed
Then just sit back, relax and wait for your books to be delivered to your door.
The team at Graphics Unlimited are
BOOK PRINTING SPECIALISTS
The Fingers of Australia & Silesia
Many thanks for your integrity, friendliness, and cooperation of service. You have fulfilled a dream of ours to have the Finger family history published. This Book is a fine example of what can be accomplished with the help of professionals.
Glenda & John Dovile
If you want your book to be as important to the company that prints it as it is to you, then…
To discuss your options
How to Choose the Best Book Printing Options for Your Needs
There are many different types of books and the choices you make will be different depending on the intended purpose of the book.
Make sure you’re working with someone who knows (and cares) what the differences are and how they can affect your results.
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 help you create a little magic of your own and your dream a reality with quality workmanship and careful attention to detail. Read More
Why Choose to Print Your Book with Graphics Unlimited?
Whether you have questions about the type of paper you should use for your book or the binding, we are here to help. With so many choices that need to be made, we understand that it can be a little overwhelming. Yet with the right team on board, you can look forward to a smooth process that can even be enjoyable.
Of course, no book would be complete without the best design work going into it. While the popular saying might be to never judge a book by its cover, the truth is that many people do. You want your book to stand out from the crowd if you intend to sell it, and ultimately, you want readers to choose your book over others.
We design covers for all types of books, including fiction and non-fiction. Our designers have worked on many different projects, and for each one, they find out all they need to know so that they get the graphic design just right and offers a reflection of the contents of your book.
Start Your Book Printing Journey Today with Graphics Unlimited in Melbourne
If you are looking for book printing companies, then look no further than Graphics Unlimited. We have been in the printing business for 37 years, and we have the knowledge and expertise to complete your book printing for you.
Are you ready to discover more about what we can do for you? Give us a call today, or you can pop into our studio in Thomastown for a chat. We understand that having a discussion is often the best way to find out if we are the right company for you and for you to convey your ideas to us.
Alternatively, we are also available over email, so if you have not got the time to talk right now, send us a message with any questions you may have, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Do not forget to check out the reviews from our many happy clients and discover more about why they chose to work with our printing company in Melbourne.
Whatever your book dreams might be, Graphics Unlimited is here for you and transport your ideas from screen to paper. Read Less
Why Choose a Hard Cover for Your Book?
If you are currently deciding between softcover book printing or hardcover book printing, it is good to know that Graphics Unlimited can do both.
Of course, another reason for choosing a hardcover is because it can help it to stand out in crowded book shops. Your book will be one of many being sold, and you want to make sure it is eye-catching and draws the attention of your potential readers.
Graphics Unlimited is here to help you with the whole process. We can help you create a visually appealing cover for your book to improve the chances of it being chosen and bought. Despite the saying, never judge a book by its cover, the truth is that many people do, which is why you want to choose an experienced and skilled company to work with.
We are also here for all the other choices that you will need to make, including the layout and paper choices for your pages.
Why Choose a Soft Cover for Your Book?
When you have decided that a softcover is the right choice for your book, the decisions do not end there. There is no need to worry as we are still here to help. We can give you advice on the type of paper you want your book printed on, as well as the layout.
One of the most important decisions that you will need to make will be about the cover of your book. When you go into a book shop, you are met with thousands of books all competing for your attention. That is why it is essential to get the cover of your book right so that it stands out and piques the interest of others.
At Graphics Unlimited, we can provide you with the whole package. Our designers will work with you to create an eye-catching front cover that perfectly represents your book. We understand how important this is to you, which is why we always deliver our printing and graphic design services with due care and attention.
Softcover book printing, also known as paperbacks, is usually chosen for publications such as novels and self-help books. It allows many pages to be bound together and offers your reader a pleasant experience.
While you can also have these types of publications bound with a hardcover, a softcover is usually a cheaper alternative.
If you have questions about whether you should choose a softcover for your book, speak to us. We are always more than happy to help and share our expertise.
Why Have Your Book Spiral Bound?
Firstly, let us have a look at why you might want to consider wire coil bound book printing for your project.
Spiral bounding means that your book can open flat, and it can be folded back on itself for ease of reading. For this reason, it works particularly well for non-fiction books where the user may need to focus on certain pages.
If your user needs your book to stay open without force or bending of the spine, then spiral bounding is the perfect option. So, whether it is a music score or a set of instructions, your readers will not become frustrated by a book that keeps closing.
It is effective for publications such as reference books, recipe books, instruction manuals and reports, among many more. What’s more, with spiral binding, it is easier to add dividers into the book for ease of access.
When you come to our printing company in Melbourne, we will give you advice about the best type of binding for your book. You can rely on our integrity, and with years of experience behind us, you can trust us to know what is right for your book.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between hard cover & soft cover binding?
There are a number of different binding methods used to hold books together, each has advantages and disadvantages, so it’s important to understand which method is most suitable for your book.
Below is a list of terminology with some of the other names it is also known by.
Case Bound – also referred to as hardcover.
Perfect Bound – also referred to as paperback or softcover.
Burst Bound – this is a variation of perfect bound and is stronger and longer-lasting.
Saddle Stitch – also known as stapling on the spine (or fold).
Spiral Bound – one continuous plastic-coated wire coil wound through holes. Ideal for books that you want to lay flat when open.
Wiro Bound – also known as wire binding and is similar to spiral binding but is double looped wire pressed over holes.
Padding – Glued on one or more edges of a stack of paper. Ideal for note pads where you want to tear off sheets individually as they are used.
This is not a complete list of all the binding methods available.
Does Graphics Unlimited do editing?
Graphics Unlimited is not a publishing company or editor in the broader sense, so will not be able to edit your novel. However, we do have the capability to edit/change or correct your design files if you want to make last-minute changes before printing commences. We also provide a professional design service, so can do the complete layout and design of your book. There are many of our clients who provide Word files and leave the design work to our graphic designers.
What is an ISBN number – do I need one?
The International Standard Book Number (ISBN) is a numeric commercial book identifier that is intended to be unique. An ISBN is assigned to each separate edition and variation (except reprintings) of a publication. For more information go to: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Standard_Book_Number
They are a must-have if you intend to sell your book commercially. You should also consider having a bar code as well.
What is the difference between a brochure and a booklet or book?
In reality, not much. A brochure can be a single sheet which is also known as a flyer or can be a single folded sheet forming 4 pages. Or can even be multiple folded sheets that are saddle stitched together. Personally, I think a brochure becomes a booklet as soon as there is any binding involved. Similarly, what constitutes a book, rather than a booklet. The number of pages? To my knowledge, there are no definitive specifications so what it’s called is really up to you. One important point to remember though is when you’re specifying the number of pages in your book or booklet that you count each side of each sheet as a page. (A single sheet of paper is 2 pages, a 48-page book or booklet has 24 sheets, even if some of the pages are blank).
Is there a standard size for books?
No. Whilst some sizes are more economical to print, sometimes it’s finding a balance between the size and the number of pages in your book. Larger pages fit more content so fewer pages are required, but the size of the book can also affect its visual appeal. The use of white space on the page is also important to consider. We recommend having a discussion with your graphic designer.
Why is the cover design important?
Cover design is one of the most important aspects to be considered. Even if you can supply the finished design for your book, we 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.
Advice and guidance
Regardless of what type of book (or other items) you’re having printed, the team at Graphics Unlimited is here to help advise and guide you every step of the way. From explaining and helping you choose the options that are right for you, to explaining the processes involved (if you want to know).