Frequently Asked Questions

Here you will find answers to common questions about our book printing process. Click the question to reveal the answer...

What are your standard turn-around times?

Standard time is five business days after Authorization to print is received, depending on workload. However, if circumstances require faster delivery, we can accommodate.

What are your standard trim sizes and binding styles?

Standard sizes:
5 x 7
5 x 8
5-1/2 x 8-1/2 (Best Pricing)
6 x 9
7 x 10
8 x 10
8-1/2 x 11

What binding options are available?

Binding may be Booklet(SaddleStitch), Plasticoil(Spiral Bound),GBC (Comb Bound) and Perfect bound(Paperback Soft Cover).

What cover options do I have?

10 or 12 point weight with Gloss UV coating (Laminated covers for an added charge).

What are your standard payment terms?

50% down and 50% when completed.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept all major credit cards, money orders, cashiers checks and personal checks. Note: personal checks must clear before shipping.

What are your terms?

Final Payment is required before shipment.

How do I determine the spine thickness?

Under Construction, coming soon

What file formats can you accept?

We can accept most Adobe products, Microsoft Word, PDF, DOC, DOCX, IDML, PSD, EPS, AI, SVG, JPG, PNG and more.

Do the files I send you have to be postscript or PDF files?

We can use your native application files as long as we have the supporting files (fonts, high res graphics, Etc.). Before you start your setup of your book we recommend speaking to one of our prepress members in regards to how we need to receive your manuscript and cover.

Do you offer assistance in meeting the technical requirements?

We generally do not charge for technical questions. Work performed at customer's request will be charged to the customer at our current rates.

How do I copyright my work?

It is not absolutely necessary to copyright your work since your manuscript is automatically copyrighted when it is written or "born." The copyright laws were changed in 1978 to protect an author's work for up to 50 years after the author's death. However, there are some significant benefits to officially copyrighting your work with the Copyright Office. You may register your work prior to publication or after publication. Form TX is used for the majority of publications and may be obtained (with instructions) from the Library of Congress
Copyright Office
101 Independence Avenue, S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20559-6000
(202) 707-3000.

What is an ISBN and how do I obtain it?

ISBN stands for International Standard Book Number. This is a thirteen digit number that identifies the title, edition, binding type and publisher of a specific work. Most bookstores need this symbol for cataloging and sales tracking.To obtain your ISBN, contact:

The R.R. Bowker Co.
URL: http://www.isbn.org

You can purchase an ISBN from us or you can buy one from Bowker at this link http://www.myidentifiers.com.

What is your minimum quantity?

25 books.

Do you offer 4-color cover and text printing?


Can I get a PMS color printed on the cover?

Yes, it will be a CMYK match of the PMS color.

Can you scan an existing book?

Yes, we can scan from copy or an existing book. There is an additional charge. Please note that in order to scan from an existing book we must cut the pages from the book.

What shipping methods do you use?

We ship via UPS ground. We can use other carriers if requested. All shipping charges are billed at cost.

What is your normal turnaround time?

5 business days. Add 3 days if a printed proof is required. Turnaround time does not include shipping transit time.