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BOOKS

Book Customization

Customizing Creates the Connection

COVER IMPRINT
Add your one-color logo to each book's front cover

FOIL STAMP / BLIND DEBOSS
(Journals Only)
Leave a lasting impression -- literally

PROMO-PAGE INSERT
Feature your personal message and full-color artwork on the first page of each book

BELLY-BAND WRAP
Make a bold statement by wrapping your logo and message in full-color around the outside of any book

CUSTOM BOOK JACKET
Replace each hardcover book's jacket with your own custom designed artwork

Preparing Artwork

ARTWORK SPECIFICATIONS

  • Emails received without proper identification will result in delay in production. All artwork emails must include Distributor name and P.O.# in subject line. Please also include the imprint name, contact name and email address for proof in the body of your email.
  • Preferred art format is MAC, Adobe Illustrator, Vector EPS, 300 dpi resolution (no raster images)
  • Provide fonts or create text to outlines. No halftones, screens, gradients or overlapping art.

CUSTOMIZATION OPTIONS

  • Combined Customization Discount: deduct 50% off of the imprint cost for books that include a second customizing option (Promo-Page or Belly-Bad Wrap). All set up fees apply.

Cover Imprint: method is 1-color pad printing with ink on a book's front cover or book jacket, as noted.

  • Based upon the book's design and your artwork, our Art Department will use its discretion to size and place your logo for optimal appearance and imprint quality.
  • Standard imprint colors: BLACK, WHITE, BLUE, RED, GREEN, YELLOW, GOLD, SILVER
  • White imprint over a dark color is not recommended. Avoid art with large solid areas and reversed type. No halftones or screens.
  • Very small details (i.e. registered trademarks, etc) are not guaranteed to be legible.
  • IMPORTANT - Please remember that picture frames can be oriented either vertically and horizontally. The customer must specify the orientation and location of the imprint with their order. Please provide a product drawing with location and size of imprint required.

Foil Stamp/Blind Deboss: Journals only

  • Standard colors are Gold and Silver
  • Very small details (i.e. registered trademarks, etc) are not guaranteed to be legible.

Laser/Diamond Engraving: Frames only

  • IMPORTANT - Please remember that picture frames can be oriented either vertically and horizontally. The customer must specify the orientation and location of the imprint with their order. Please provide a product drawing with location and size of imprint required.

Promo-Page Insert (Tip-In): a custom page adhered (glued-in) to a book's 1st or 2nd page, depending on the binding of the book selected.

  • Pages are printed on a high quality, full-color process (CMYK) laser printer.
  • Preferred art file format is Press quality PDF, All images at 300 dpi resolution, full .1875" bleed 
  • Avoid heavy ink saturation and dark background colors.
  • All Promo Pages are printed on 28lb 112 Bright White paper. Precise dimensions will be determined by the actual size of the book and may differ slightly from the e-proof.

Custom Book Jacket: a full-color jacket wrapped around any hardcover book.

  • Jackets are printed on high quality, full-color process (CMYK) laser printer on gloss paper stock without lamination.
  • A physical proof is required for this customizing method. (FedEx fees are included in set-up)
  • Artwork areas include the front cover, back cover, spine and jacket flaps. Inquire for dimensions.
  • Preferred art file format is Press quality PDF, All images at 300 dpi resolution, full .1875" bleed 
  • This option is not available for oversized books larger than 10.5" x 12". Inquire to confirm.
  • Custom Jackets and Belly-Bands are printed on 100lb gloss text paper and are not coated. Precise dimensions will be determined by the actual size of the book and may differ slightly from the e-proof.

Belly-Band Wrap: a full-color belly-band wrapped around a book and secured in the back.

  • Belly-band must be removed and discarded for book to be opened.
  • Belly-bands are printed on high quality, full-color process (CMYK) laser printer on gloss paper stock without lamination.