Art Book Printing

Printing Art Books online is more than just an extension of your work. Whether you’re an artist, designer or creative, it can be an exciting way to reach new audiences beyond the confines of galleries and museums. Expect professional bookbinding and streamlined service with expert print advice whenever you need it. You can also add custom print options like Bookmark Ribbons and Dust Jackets and share a free virtual preview on your website, social media, and email.

You will find a summary of the most frequently asked questions for this product below.

You can drag and drop files from your desktop or upload them from your computer, online file-sharing accounts like Dropbox, or even a web URL. You can upload single files and multi-page files to your orders. Please label your files clearly with names like Front CoverPage 1Page 2, etc., so our system can place your files chronologically. Visit our Print File Setup Guide for more information.

You can upload multiple file types, and we will convert them into high-quality PDFs. We recommend providing your files in CMYK colour mode for the best results. Visit our Colour Guide for Printing and File Formats Support Page to view the complete list of accepted file types.

Bleed is an extension of artwork or colour(s), ensuring no unprinted edges appear when we cut your prints to size, as paper can move slightly during trimming. Most items require a 0.125” bleed, while Hardcover items covers require a 0.8” bleed. You don’t need to include bleed if your pages are white, with no artwork or colour(s) meeting the edge of your page. Visit our Bleed Support Page or contact our team for assistance.

After you add the first delivery address in your Details tab, click Add another delivery address to enter another address. Each new address will accrue charges accordingly.

We print pages in groups of four to ensure your page order is correct, except for Hardcover items. If you have an odd number of pages, not divisible by four, you may need to add blank or additional pages. Visit our Page Counts Support Page for more information.

While the reasons an item may be unavailable vary, we treat every scenario on a case-by-case basis. We recommend contacting our team so they can review your quote, identify what's causing the issue, and offer you a similar, available item.

All production facilities create high-quality prints using the same technology and equipment. And sometimes, we may need to print your items at another facility. Items produced at different facilities will be shipped together where possible. Due to limited floor space, we cannot hold items and send them when completed.

We aim to get your order to you by or on the date you choose on our Instant Quote Calculator. While all shipping dates displayed on our website are estimates and not guaranteed, we will inform you at the earliest opportunity if a delay occurs. If you have a deadline, contact our team by phone, and we will try to accommodate. Visit our Shipping and Delivery Support Page for more information.

Chat or Call us on: 888.510.1456 to speak to our friendly customer service team.

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How To Upload Your Files
  • To ensure high-quality print files, we'll convert your files to PDFs, no matter which file type you upload. We accept single pages, double pages or individual files. Visit our File Formats Support Page to learn how to submit your files.
Important - Your Cover
  • Adding a cover to your order will increase your total page count by four. A cover includes a front cover, an inside front cover, a back cover, and an inside back cover. Hardcover Books have no inside covers; therefore, you don’t need to supply files.
Bleed
  • Bleed is the area surrounding your print’s trim size, extending an image or colour beyond the finished trim size. Add a 0.125” bleed to every print file before uploading them to your Artwork Dashboard. Hardcover Books require a 0.8” bleed on the cover and spine files. Avoid placing any important content within the bleed area. You don't need to include bleed if your pages are blank (i.e. no images/graphics meeting the edge of your page). Visit our Bleed Setup Support Page to learn more about bleed, trim lines and gutter areas.
Binding
  • You can choose from a range of binding options on our Instant Quote Calculator. Head to our Binding Types Support Page to learn more about binding and how to set up your files for each option.
Please Note:
  • Our Instant Quote Calculator automatically switches to the appropriate binding options when the number of pages or paper weight reaches a specific limit. For example, high page counts and paper weights may mean Perfect Binding is available, while low page counts and low paper weights may mean Staple or Wire-O Binding is better suited.
Spine 
  • For Perfect Binding, you can create your spine design and upload it as part of a cover spread or as a separate PDF file. Please include a 0.125” bleed at the top and bottom of your design. We’ll calculate and display your spine measurements in your Shopping Cart and Artwork Dashboard. If you don’t want to include a spine file, please insert a blank page instead. Hardcover Books require a 0.8” bleed on the cover and spine files.
Completing Your Order
  • Make sure you fill in all page thumbnails. For example, if your order has 32 pages, your files must fill 32 thumbnails. You can add blank pages or adjust your quote if you do not have enough content. Visit our Print File Checklist Support Page for more information.
Size
Hardcover
Paperback, Wire-O and Coil
7.44" x 9.69"
4.25" x 11"
6" x 8.25"
Pocket Book (4.25" x 6.87")
6" x 6"
5.25" x 8"
5" x 7"
US Trade (6" x 9")
US Standard (6.69" x 10.24")
8" x 8"
7" x 9"
10" x 10"
7.5" x 9.25"
7.5" x 7.5"
5.38" x 8.38"
4.75" x 4.75"
6.63" x 10.25"
A4 (8.3" x 11.7")
A5 (5.8" x 8.3")
7" x 7"
8.5" x 8.5"
8" x 10"
Letter (8.5" x 11")
8.38" x 10.88"
11.8" x 11.8"
A6 (4.1" x 5.8")
Executive (7" x 10")
5.06" x 7.81"
8.25" x 8.25"
5.8" x 9.25"
Digest (5.5" x 8.5")
Crown Quarto (7.44" x 9.68")
5" x 8"
8.75" x 11"
6.69" x 9.61"
7.25" x 9.5"
Royal (6.14" x 9.21")
5.25" x 8.38"

Hardcover

Weight
Adhesive Casebound
Smyth Sewn
Satin Paper
70lb Text 20 - 888 pages 20 - 888 pages
80lb Text 20 - 788 pages 20 - 788 pages
100lb Text 16 - 680 pages 16 - 680 pages
Gloss Paper
70lb Text 20 - 1096 pages 20 - 1096 pages
80lb Text 20 - 992 pages 20 - 992 pages
100lb Text 20 - 856 pages 20 - 856 pages
Uncoated Paper
50lb Text 16 - 924 pages 16 - 924 pages
60lb Text 16 - 828 pages 16 - 828 pages
70lb Text 16 - 720 pages 16 - 720 pages
80lb Text 16 - 660 pages 16 - 660 pages
100lb Text 12 - 540 pages 12 - 540 pages
Recycled Uncoated Paper
60lb Text 32 - 800 pages 32 - 800 pages
70lb Text 32 - 720 pages 32 - 720 pages
80lb Text 32 - 600 pages 32 - 600 pages
100lb Text 32 - 532 pages 32 - 532 pages

Paperback, Wire-O and Coil

Weight
Staple
Perfect (PUR)
Wire-O
Spiral
Satin Paper
70lb Text 4 - 84 pages 20 - 840 pages 4 - 200 pages 4 - 200 pages
80lb Text 4 - 84 pages 20 - 840 pages 4 - 200 pages 4 - 200 pages
100lb Text 4 - 64 pages 16 - 672 pages 4 - 200 pages 4 - 200 pages
Gloss Paper
70lb Text 4 - 84 pages 20 - 840 pages 4 - 200 pages 4 - 200 pages
80lb Text 4 - 84 pages 20 - 840 pages 4 - 200 pages 4 - 200 pages
100lb Text 4 - 64 pages 16 - 672 pages 4 - 200 pages 4 - 200 pages
Uncoated Paper
60lb Text 4 - 88 pages 16 - 748 pages 4 - 200 pages 4 - 200 pages
70lb Text 4 - 84 pages 16 - 672 pages 4 - 200 pages 4 - 200 pages
80lb Text 4 - 84 pages 16 - 560 pages 4 - 200 pages 4 - 200 pages
100lb Text 4 - 64 pages 12 - 480 pages 4 - 200 pages 4 - 200 pages
Recycled Uncoated Paper
60lb Text 4 - 88 pages 32 - 748 pages 4 - 200 pages 4 - 200 pages
70lb Text 4 - 84 pages 32 - 672 pages 4 - 200 pages 4 - 200 pages
80lb Text 4 - 84 pages 32 - 560 pages 4 - 200 pages 4 - 200 pages
100lb Text 4 - 64 pages 32 - 480 pages 4 - 200 pages 4 - 200 pages
Paper Type
Hardcover
Paperback, Wire-O and Coil
Gloss
Recycled Uncoated
Satin
Uncoated
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