Softback Bound Books (Paper Back Books)

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Softback Bound Books (Paper Back Books)

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Softback Bound Books

Our Softback Bound books are printed using the latest printing technology and finished in-house by our highly skilled print finishing department. All of our hardback books are hand-made to ensure only the finest quality.

Using our Digital print technology, Printroom Group offers low quantity print runs as low as one copy upwards. We can print your books in either full colour or black and white.

We offer A5 books and A4 books. We can also provide  210mm x 210mm books and royale size books on request. Email [email protected] for a bespoke quote or use our online chat to talk to one of our supervisors.

The paperback covers are all laminated as standard to give a professional finish. Lamination is available in either gloss, matt or soft touch. If you want to see these finished first-hand then request a sample pack from us.






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Soft Back Bound Books

Turn your documents into a beautiful Softback or Paperback Book. At More Than Just Print, we produce Bookstore quality softback bound books, also known as paperback books.  We are one of the top online book printers, producing 1000’s of books every week.

We use the latest Digital Printing Canon machines. This means that we can produce one-off books. For larger runs, we use the Latest Litho Print Presses.

Our Softback Bound and paperback books are available in either A4 or A5 size. We also can produce bespoke sizes on request. We offer both portrait and landscape book printing too.

To finish off your book choose either Gloss, Matt or Soft Touch finishing options. These options will make your paperback book look top quality.

Printing of Softback Bound Books & Paperback Books

All of our paperback books are printed using the latest in digital technology. You will have vibrant colours throughout if opting for colour books and crisp text. Colour covers come as standard. If you can supply a high-resolution cover then your books will be photo quality. We also produce black and white printing options. If you choose the black and white option, your cover will still be printed in full colour. All of our paper is FSC accredited. This means that it has been sourced by paper mills that plant more trees than are used to make the paper. This means that the more paper used the more trees are planted. The paper used also helps the communities were the paper is produced. Read more about FSC and paper for print here.

Our Softback Bound Book Binding Method

To create your paperback books,  all of the printed pages are secured to the spine using a high tack binding glue. This is a strong and flexible binding method that is industry-standard in Softback bound bookbinding. This type of binding is called Perfect Binding.

What is Perfect Binding?

Perfect Binding is when the inside pages of the books are glued into the spine with thermal glue. Thermal glue is strong, but it’s also flexible. The pages are not sewn into the book. The inside pages are cut down to size and glued together. The cover is then placed onto the edge of the books securing the books in place.

All covers are printed in full colour and the inside covers are white as standard, however, we can use printed sheets if you would rather have this option. Standard practice is a double-sided printed sheet, however, if you do require a single-sided sheet this can be produced. Just get in contact with us to find out more about our Softback bound Books.

Is Your Paper Stock Environmentally Friendly?

Yes, our paper is all FSC approved. Meaning that all of the paper stock that we use has been harvested in a responsible manner.  FSC stands for the Forest Stewardship Council. This an independent non-governmental organisation that promotes the responsible management of the world’s forests. You can learn more about FSC here. You can also find out more about paper and the environment on the Two Sides website here.

Create something beautiful…..

Softback bound Books are great for Photobooks, Training Books, Novels, autobiographies, reference books, dissertations and for self-publishing. The Property sector uses More Than Just Print for creating portfolios.  They are also a great addition to any home if used as a coffee table book.

Clients

Industries served with our Softback Bound book printing & binding service is Education (schools, colleges and students). Yearbooks are very popular. The Fashion Industry. Corporate printing (for Tenders, marketing and company staff books). They are also used for cookbooks and for immortalising Family recipes. Hardback books are also a great gift for someone and are popular at weddings, Birthdays and for Christmas.

Whatever your idea or project More Than Just Print’s Softback Bound Books are a great way of showcasing your work.

Artwork Files To Print Your Softback Bound Books

We love a PDF file. However, if you don’t have a PDF file, send us a WordExcel file, and we will send you back a PDF proof. If you want to convert your file to PDF yourself, click on our help page.

Our pre-press team will check your artwork before printing your paperback books. Our live chat team are on hand to answer any questions you may have.
You can always get in touch if you have any questions or if you need a larger run order or something not shown online. We can always help.

How long have More than just print been around?
We are part of The Printroom Group – the leading print company in the Thames Valley. We’ve been proudly serving some of the largest companies in the UK since 1977 from our family-run HQ in Bracknell. Berkshire. We don’t just print hardback books, have a look at our main website to Find out more about The Printroom Group

Looking for inspiration?

Check us out on social media to see the latest examples of our work. Read what our customers say about us each day.

We also have some articles in our news section ” Designing A Book” and “What is gsm

For Hardback Bound Books click Here

 

Print info

Using the latest HP print technology, our printing service gives you a high-quality print that’s perfect for a softback bound book for displaying photos and graphics. We produce paper back books by printing from high-resolution files. You will get the best results from a high-resolution file. We use a high grade, bright white FSC approved Silk stock.

Once printed, your book will be professionally finished and checked in our Quality Control Department. Quality is paramount, and all bounded books are treated with great care and attention to detail.

Delivery info

All our books are carefully wrapped and sent out using Tracked Delivery with DHL Express

I’ve never heard of More Than Just Print – how long have you been around?

More than just print launched in 2020 as an online print shop, but we’re part of The Printroom Group. We are a family run business since 1977, we have four print sites across the Thames Valley and employ over 30 staff in Bracknell, Reading and Camberley. Our clients include some of the largest companies in the world. These include Dell, Oracle Corporation and HP. Find out more about The Printroom Group.

More than just print is part of The Printroom Group – the Thames Valley’s leading family-run print business for over 40 years

To help you with your Printing check out our blog page. We have “Document Printing Tips“, “What is Pantone Colour of the Year?”, “Creating a Book“, “What is an ISBN Number?”, How To Write a Human Resources Manual“, “How to Design a School Prospectus” and “Dissertation Binding Tips for 2021

Pssst…

We don’t just produce paperback books. Have you seen our other brochures and booklet printing Range?

A4 Perfect Bound books, A5 Perfect Bound Books, Square Perfect Bound BooksA5 Stapled Brochures & Booklets, Square stapled Brochures, A4 Stapled Booklets, Hardback Book Printing, Softbound Books in Royale and A5 size, A4 and A5 Wireboundbooks and our printed bookmarks.

For a full Product Range click here

  • Simply choose the quantities and various specifications from the drop-down menus.
  • Then you can add your artwork in the “Drag and Drop” artwork upload box.
  • Add your items to the basket.
Then you are able to pay via:

Secure online payments

All online payments are processed securely via Stripe Stripe We accept all major credit and debit cards Vias Mastercard American Express (AMEX) all accepted

Sending artwork

If you are sending artwork, you can do this in two ways: 1) upload during Order (for small files up to 10mb only) 2) Upload at Check out 3) uploading to our WeTransfer site Please use your name and order reference when sending files, so we can quickly reconcile against your order

PDF Files

High resolution (300dpi) files are the best for us to work with. Please see the settings below to get the best quality printing.
  • Resolution: Choose High Resolution
  • Compression Settings – For colour and greyscale this should be downsampled to 300dpi with “auto compression” set on high
  • Font Embedding – Should be set to “embed all fonts”
  • Colour needs to be set as CMYK

Adobe Illustrator Software LogoAdobe Illustrator

Convert all text to outlines and embed all fonts. Save as a PDF file with 3mm bleed and crop marks.

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The resolution should be set to 300dpi. Save the file as either JPEG or TIFF. Other files not listed above must be saved either as an EPS or JPEG.

Adobe InDesign Software LogoAdobe InDesign

All fonts and pictures used in your artwork need to be supplied to us in a separate folder using the “package” function under the “file” menu. Zip your files and folders before uploading or sending to us via e-mail. Please also include a PDF. We can then use the PDF to make sure that nothing is missing or moved.

Artwork Bleed

  • Please supply 3mm bleed around your artwork.
  • Please ensure that the colour is set to CMYK, not RGB.
  • Please provide crop marks around all your supplied artwork.

Microsoft Office Files

We cannot print straight from the following programmes. However, we can save a PDF file and re-send back to you for proofing.
  • Word
  • Excel
  • Publisher
  • PowerPoint
You can save your Microsoft Office files as a PDF yourself if you would prefer. That way you can see exactly what the printed file will look like. Please note: It is important when supplying a PDF from a Microsoft Office application, that extra care is taken to ensure any spot colours are created correctly in your original document/file. Please supply a screenshot of your Microsoft Office file before conversion. You can do this by following the instruction below for both Mac and PC. Mac: Press ‘Command’ + ‘Shift’ + 3 for a full screenshot, or ‘Command’ + ‘Shift’ + 4 to select an area to screenshot. This will save a PNG file to your desktop. PC: There is a key on your keyboard that says ‘Print Screen’. You can then paste this into a document or email to send over.

Need Help?

If you are unsure about any of the information above regarding artwork and submitting files for printing, then have a look at our Artwork Guidelines page. If you are still stuck and would prefer to talk to someone then please email us at [email protected] or speak to one of our team using the online chat.

Is  Your Printing Environmentally Friendly?

Yes, our paper is all FSC approved. Meaning that all of the paper stock that we use has been harvested in a responsible manner.  FSC stands for the Forest Stewardship Council. This an independent non-governmental organisation that promotes the responsible management of the world’s forests. You can learn more about FSC here. You can also find out more about paper and the environment on the Two Sides website here.  

How Do You Print Your products?

We use the latest digital print equipment for certain jobs, like smaller run manuals, brochures, printed invitations and cards. For the larger run work like the 5000, 10,000 leaflets or longer print runs we will use Litho Print Machines. When we are printing our Large Format printing like exhibition banners, pull-up banners, and fabric banners we have a fully kitted out Large Format Department.  

Print info

Using the latest in print technology, our scratch card printing service gives you a high-quality scratch card that’s perfect for your promotions and will display your graphics perfectly. We produce custom printed scratch cards by printing from high-resolution files. You will get the best results from a high-resolution file. We use a high grade, bright white FSC approved Silk stock. Once printed, your items will be professionally checked in our Quality Control Department. Quality is paramount, and all menus are treated with great care and attention to detail.  

Artwork Files

To produce the perfect appointment card, we love a PDF file. However, if you don’t have a PDF file, send us a Word, Excel file, and we will send you back a PDF proof. If you want to convert your file to PDF yourself, click on our help page. We can print from either High-Resolution PDF files or JPeg files. And if you want some more info on artwork files, click on our artwork guide here.  

Artwork Check List

Is your page size correct? Is your PDF file High Resolution? Not sure click here. Is your Artwork CMYK? Do you have a 3mm Bleed on all of the edges of your artwork? Are all of your images and graphics 300dpi?   Delivery info All Aof our products are carefully wrapped and sent out using Tracked Delivery with DHL Express, or Royal Mail 1st Class Delivery

I’ve never heard of More Than Just Print – how long have you been around?

More than just print launched in 2020 as an online print shop, but we’re part of The Printroom Group. We are a family run business since 1977, we have four print sites across the Thames Valley and employ over 30 staff in Bracknell, Reading and Camberley. Our clients include some of the largest companies in the world. These include Dell, Oracle Corporation and HP. Find out more about The Printroom Group.  

More than just print is part of The Printroom Group – the Thames Valley’s leading family-run print business for over 40 years!

To see all of our products check out our products page,
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