Offset Printing

Offset printing is the most cost effective book printing method for longer print runs and is recommended for authors who are confident of print run numbers.

In most cases we would recommend offset printing for projects of:

• 1,000 plus minimum for black and white (text only) books, e.g. novels
• 1,000 plus minimum for books with high colour content

The ink printing process provides a slight improvement in quality for the printing of text only books and significant improvement in quality for books which include photographs, colour illustrations, etc. There is generally an improvement in the image quality of offset printed book covers – for this reason we may recommend printing offset covers for some digitally printed books.

When planning your publishing project, please note that longer lead times may be required for offset printing than digital printing.

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