Sydney Digital and Offset magazine and Book printing
The chances are, you've seen examples of our offset and digitally printed books before. When it comes to annual reports, booklets, corporate training material and corporate marketing material, we're well known in the Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne print market for being the go-to company for all your print needs. Similarly, as a commercial offset 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.
How should you choose between offset printing, Digital printing and print on demand?
There's no need to guess. Our dedicated print team will look at your order— quantity, trim size, paper type, timeline and etc, and help you determine which printing process is best suited to your project. Our Print Account Managers can help you determine if Print On Demand, offset, digital, or a combination of those is right for you; and as there in no mimimun quantity, it is, as always just a matter of what you want.
If you're considering making an order, the best thing to do is to contact our team here with any questions and we'll come back to you same day for a chat..
What's the average time from order to delivery for offset printing jobs?
Once you've approve your proof and placed your book print order, printing and shipping will take anywhere from 3 to 10 working day, depending on your project, quantity and delivery address. We have offset and digital printing facilities in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne; and while offshore printing is an option for some, here at Goliath Print we do not send any work or money out of Australia. Regardless of which Goliath Print site you use to print your books, you can rest assured that if your books are printed at Goliath, then your books will be printed to the Goliath Print quality standard.
With many years experience in Offset Printing, we're more than proud to be able to say that the quality of offset printing no longer far exceeds the digital process.
Offset printing is the old-world "ink, stamp and transferred" process, but revised to modern machinery. The offset process becomes financially viable when economies of scale kick in. The more flyers, posters, letterheads and catalogues you print, the cheaper offset printing becomes per unit. Some examples of a printed product that would be best suited to offset printing include retail novels, letterheads & with compliments, newspapers and marketing print collateral that require high quantities. Goliath Print Sydney will print with any paper stock you care to request in four colour process, PMS or raised printing.
book PRE PRESS
When you send us your art file, the first thing we'll do it prepress. Regardless of wheather you are a graphic designer and know how to prep a file, or if you are new to the industry and are generally unsure, we'll still need to prepress your files 100%. A few things we'll look into though is 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 here and we'll be in touch. It's also worth knowing that this link will take you to our prepress set up instructions.
DESIGN AND TYPE SETTING
Have a book manuscript but no rady art file? Interested in becoming a self published writer? Here at Goliath Print we can design your book cover and type-set your text page through the use of our partner business, Barbossa Book Design. Barbossa Book Design designs a lot of 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.
If your book is intended for constant daily use and will be subjected to considerable wear and tear, then a hard case-bound cover will be required to ensure it lasts the distance. School diaries and textbooks are good examples of this.
Hard covers are also essential if the information is valuable and the books are intended to last for many years. Reference books, history books, genealogies and art books are normally bound with a hard cover. Valuable books also call for high quality archival stocks, to ensure the book will last for many years without discolouring and acid spots. Case bound books are section sewn, with the text being imposed into signatures and sewn with cotton. The endpapers are then glued into a cloth or vinyl covered hard cover, which may be printed, foiled or embossed. This is the strongest and most archivally stable book hard binding method available.
If you would like to discuss case binding and whether it is the best option for binding your book...
Perfect Binding and Burst Binding
Perfect binding is the process of gluing the pages edge into a combined spine within the cover. It is suitable only for very light usage, and has the disadvantage that single pages may fall out with time. It's cost effective and
Burst binding has notches or perforations in the spine which allows better penetration by the glue. Another significant advantage in that the spine edge is not milled like the above perfect binding, leaving the signatures intact and reducing the possibility of pages tearing out. That means burst bound book have better strength and durability than perfect bound book.
Perfect binding and burst binding both present well, but are not suitable for heavy wear usages. They are useful for quality periodicals, school yearbooks, light use catalogues and other types of general usage publications. They are normally used for publications of 64 pages or more.
If your soft cover book is going to be very thick, or it needs to survive constant usage or extreme climatic conditions, you may require PUR binding. PUR binding uses a special high tach adhesive called Polyurethane Reactive Adhesive, and while this process is more expensive, it will provide a binding many times stronger than standard perfect binding.
Saddle Stitching (Stapling)
Saddle stitching, also known as book stapling, is one of the most cost efficient binding methods available to fasten books. It's fast, economical and ideal for smaller publications and booklets. The pages are secured through the centre-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 multipul 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, diary, presentation books and unusual custom publications. Wire binding is available in a range of colours, finishes and sizes, to suit your needs.
printing and publishing - It's what we do - call now...
If you're interested in 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 needs are, then we'll discuss your book publishing options (paper gsm, size, cover, ISBN and etc). After that we'll quote your work for type-setting, deisgn and printing in accordence with your needs and print specifications. Once you're happy to proceed with the quote, we'll start the book design process, and one of our book designers will create a book print file for you that exceeds all expectations. We'll then let you can go through your file as many times as you want to proof the file as you need, and once your satified that the print file is 100%, then we'll print your books and deliver your newly published masterpiece 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 feel free to get in contact with us here at Goliath Print about all your book publishing needs.
And Yes, we also print ncr (no carbon required) Books.
Are you after custom NCR invoice books or quotation books?
Our NCR printing services is based in Sydney and achieves a better price than our own Brisbane and Melbourne sites. It's with that in mind that we encourage clients from all over to Australia to contact our Sydney site about our NCR book printing, because it will be more cost effective for you to print in Sydney and have your NCR books delivered around Australia than to print your NCR books in Brisbane and Melbourne.
The team here at Goliath Print will work with you to create an NCR Book that reflects the professional quality of your services with maximum impact. Naturally, we can customise your invoice / reciept book printings to suit your exact and specific preferences. It’s not a problem at all for our experienced and profeshional team of experts.
Each book has the option of including sequential numbering, comes in a choice of 50 or 100 sets per book, comes in A4 or A5 finished size and comes in the above range of cover colours.