Book Printing Sydney


Digital and Offset magazine and Book Printing Sydney

When it comes to perfect bound softcover novels, wire-bound annual reports, affordable corporate training booklets or full colour corporate marketing booklets, Goliath Print (GNMG) isn’t just well known in the Sydney print market for being the go-to company for all your book printing needs, we're known Australia wide as being one of the largest book printing companies for both businesses and consumers.

Through our mass buying power and range of printing equipment, we're able to achieve better print economies of scale and affordability, and so we are able to pass those savings along to you. Similarly, as an all-round commercial printer, we're more than capable of printing offset books, magazines and catalogues, with the major determination between offset and digital printing being the quantity.
Located in Alexandria, Silverwater and Penrith, Goliath Print Sydney is the specialist at producing low end and high end, professionally printed books at the most affordable prices in Sydney. Whether you require ten copies or ten thousand, here at Sydney’s Goliath Print we can design and print your book to accent the quality of your work at a lesser price than the competition.

Goliath Print is on average 25% more affordable than the other book printing companies in Sydney

Looking for an affordable perfect bound book printing quote, a PUR bound book printing quote or any other type of soft cover book printing quote? Our dedicated book printing account managers in Sydney will look at your details; your quantity, trim size, paper type, timeline and etc, and come back to you with an affordable book printing quote and any book printing recommendations typically same day.

Our Sydney book printing account managers can also help you determine if Print On Demand book printing, digital book printing, offset book printing, perfect bound book binding or PUR book binding is the right print and binding process for you.

Are you interested in self publishing your own book and you're looking for an affordable book printing company with no minimum order for your perfect bound book and PUR bound book? The advantage of digital printing technology is that there is no minimum order quantity. That means you can now quote-to-print and self publish your own book with the best possible book printing quality at an affordable price. When it comes to perfect bound book printing, PUR bound book printing or any other soft cover book printing option, there is no minimum quantity, it is just a matter of what you want.

Request your colour book printing quote today using our online pricing tool or complete our Guided Quote Request form and we'll send you a book printing quote ASAP.


Self publish your book with the best quality and most cost effective Book printing service in Sydney

Our short-run book printing service is ideal for people who want to enter the book printing /self-publishing market at an affordable cost. Even though we’re more affordable than our fellow printers around Sydney, we don’t compromise on quality.

It begs the question then, why are other printers on average 25% more expensive? The short answer is, not all printing machines and technologies are set up to print the same types of books at the same quantities. Some Sydney book printers are more affordable at small quantity, black and white books, while other Sydney book printers will be more affordable at higher quantity, colour books.

While this is an oversimplified example, it's just a case of not all printers being as cost effective as each other at certain print jobs.

Because we print a lot of books here at Goliath Print Sydney, in fact, book printing makes up a reasonable percentage of all our print work, we are specifically set up to be affordable in all types of soft cover book printing work and most types of hardcover book printing.

We always suggest that you ask us to quote your book printing, and if we're not the most affordable and the best quantity printing service on the same book specifications, then we encourage you to print your books where you may.



What's the average time from order to delivery for book printing jobs?

Once you've approved your book proof and placed your book printing order, printing and shipping will take anywhere from 3 to 10 working day; depending on your book, quantity and delivery address. We have offset and digital book printing facilities in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne; and so delivery from inside the same city, for example from Sydney to Sydney, is normally same day or next day freight.

Once we've received your approval to start printing, we'll come back to you with a confirmation email or phone call and an approximate delivery date of when you can expect your books. One or two days prior to that estimated book delivery date we will email or call you again to let you know that everything is on track. We'll then dispatch your order and track it through to delivery, and follow you up again just to make sure you are happy with your new books.

Expertise and Professional Advice for book printing of all types and styles. Get in touch today for further information

Need some advice from a real book printer? Call our team on 02 8417 2918, or use our request a quote form and we will get back to you as soon as we can. Simply enter your book project details and we will provide a fixed price quote for your book printing needs on that same business day or next business day.



Have a book manuscript but no press-ready art file? Are you interested in becoming a self-published writer but don't know where to start? Here at Goliath Print, we can recommend our partner business, Barbossa Book Printing. Barbossa Book Printing only designs and prints books, and so if that's something you are interested in, please write us here, giving us as much detail as possible and we'll put you in contact with the good folk at Barbossa.


When you send us your book printing art file, the first thing we'll do is prepress / press check it.
Regardless of whether you are a Graphic Designer and know how to prepare a book printing file, or if you are new to the industry and are generally unsure, we'll still need to press check your files 100%.
A few things we'll look into are CMYK, DPI & resolution, trim marks and bleed. If you are considering sending a file through to us for print and would like to talk about file set-up before you start your design, please contact us via email and we'll let you know what needs to be done.


Perfect Binding and Burst Binding

What is Perfect Binding? Perfect binding is one of the book binding styles that glues the book's text pages into the book's cover. The collated internal book pages will have 3mm milled off the spine edge and the cover is then glued into position with a PVA style glue.

Perfect binding is suitable for light usage and has the disadvantage that single pages may occasionally fall out with time. This is because the spine edge has been milled off and while the straight line edge does look good, it does give the glue less rough edges to hold onto.

Perfect binding is an ideal binding method for magazine and book printing when they are only going to be read a few times. Monthly and quarterly magazines nearly always use perfect binding because they are often replaced by their next magazine issue; and while there are countless perfect bound books in circulation that have never lost a page, it does occasionally happen.

What is Burst Binding? Burst binding is very similar to the above perfect binding book style except that the spine edge of the collected pages is not milled off. Instead, the spine edge has notches or perforations which allows better penetration by the glue. For this reason burst bound books have marginaly better strength and durability than perfect bound books, and while both perfect binding and burst binding present well, burst bound books are also not suitable for very heavy usages. As mentioned in the above perfect binding section, burst binding, like perfect binding is useful for quality periodicals, school yearbooks, light use catalogues and other types of general usage publications.

PUR Binding

If your softcover book is going to be very thick, or if it needs to survive constant usage or extreme climatic conditions, it may require PUR binding. PUR binding is nearly identical to perfect binding except that it uses a special high tech adhesive called Polyurethane Reactive Adhesive. This process of book binding is the most expensive option of all the glue binding options but will provide a bound book many times stronger than the standard perfect binding.



If your book is intended for constant daily use and will be subjected to considerable wear and tear, then perhaps a section-sewn hard case-bound book would be appropriate.
Hard-cover books / Case-bound books are also more often associated with high-value (high cost) book printing and it's for that reason that most self-publishers do not choose this option.
Section sewn case bound books have their text pages being imposed into signatures and are sewn together with cotton. Endpapers are then glued into a cloth or vinyl covered hardcover which may be printed, foiled or embossed. This is the strongest and most archivally stable bookbinding method available.
If you would like to discuss case binding and whether it is the best option for your book printing project, feel free to send us an email inquiry and we'll be in touch to discuss your book printing needs.


Saddle Stitching (Stapling)

Saddle stitching, also known as book stapling, is one of the most affordable binding methods available to fasten books. It's fast, economical and ideal for smaller publications and booklets. The pages are secured through the center-fold by wire staples, allowing the book to open flat. The number of pages that can be stitched depends on how thick the paper is, although as a general rule 48 pages is the maximum advisable number of pages for a saddle-stitched book.
It's also interesting to note that saddle stitched books need to have a page count in a multiple of 4, so that there is a spine fold for the staple to fasten. We'd be pleased to advise you on soft cover options and whether it is the best solution for binding your books...



Wire binding (or wire-o-binding) is commonly found when a combination of heavy and light stocks are all used together on the same book intermittently. Because wire binding is durable and allows for full and flat book opening and closing, it is useful for binding items like calendars, swatch books, note-books, annual reports, diaries, presentation books and unusual custom publications. Wire binding is available in a range of colours, finishes and sizes to suit your book printing needs.



And Yes, we also print NCR (no carbon required) Receipt Books.

Looking for a standard or custom size NCR receipt book printing quote?
Our Sydney based book printing services can quote, print and deliver any size NCR, receipt or invoice book job Australia Wide.

The team here at Goliath Print will work with you to create an NCR receipt/invoice Book that reflects the professionalism and quality of your services with maximum impact. Naturally, we can customise your invoice/receipt book printings to suit your exact printing needs and specifications.

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If you're interested in learning how to self-publish your own book, then give us a call and we'll walk you through the process. First, we'll discuss what your book printing needs and objectives are, and then we'll discuss your book printing and publishing options (i.e. paper gsm and finish, size, cover, font, colour, ISBN and etc). After we have a true idea of your book printing expectations, we'll quote your work for possible type-setting, design and printing, in accordance with your book printing need and print specifications.

Once you're happy to proceed with your book printing quote, we'll start the book design process by having one of our book designers create a book print file for you that exceeds all expectations. We'll then let you can go through the file as many times as you need to proof the book file as required, and once your 100% satisfied with the book, we'll then print and deliver your books (printed masterpieces) right to your door.

If you're a budding Sydney author, or even if you're looking to have your existing book re-set for a second or third edition, then please get in touch with us here at Goliath Print for all your book printing/publishing needs.