Perfect bound books have a high-quality, professional paperback appearance and are great for printing high page count books. Though they can obviously be used for self-publish fiction or non fiction books, they can also be used for more business-minded ventures, such as:
Available sizes for perfect bound book printing range from as small as 4" x 6" to as large as 9" x 12". Print bound books with spines as thin as .10" up to 2" thick. If the spine is sufficiently thick, you can also add a design and copy to the spine of the book, such as the title and author name.
To print book sizes larger or smaller than stated above, or for quantities greater than 5,000, please request a custom quote.
Please note the following file setup tips and requirements when setting up your documents:
These are the minimum and maximum dimensions for perfect bound books.
If you are planning to publish and sell your book, you will need both an ISBN number for your book, as well as a UPC or barcode for retail use. You can obtain both of these by going to http://www.isbn.org, where you will have options to purchase simply the ISBN, or the ISBN and barcode as a unit. If you already have the ISBN and simply need the barcode, another option would be here: http://www.gs1us.org.
Don’t see the paper stock, or finishing options you need here? Submit a custom quote!Request Paper Samples
The paper sample book reflects nearly all of the paper stock options available across products, and the colored specialty stocks showcase our white ink printing options. Request a paper sample book to see and feel the paper and printing quality to help you choose the stock perfect for your projects. The paper sample booklets are free, but we do ask that you pay the cost of shipping.
The Bernard Group Online Division, which includes both TBG Print and Smartpress, is consolidating all accounts under the Smartpress brand. Both websites have always featured the same products, quality, and support teams. However, Smartpress offers an improved experience with a modern site, mobile-friendly interface, live chat, custom online quotations, and much more. Although you can continue to view your past TBG Print order history, we have discontinued processing new orders on this website. Please contact us to schedule your account transition and discuss the details with your account team. Fill out the form below or call (888) 201-1322.