Booklets & Books.
Share information, provide instructions, or show off your products and services with our book and booklet printing services from Worldwide.
Printing a Booklet?
Display your content clearly with the help of one of our creative in-house graphic designers. Whether you’re publishing a book for the first time or you’ve had previous experience in booklet printing, we’ll help you get your message across while looking great along the way.
No matter the size of the order or the number of pages, our quality book printing services allow you to keep important information sturdy, secure and looking great! With the best quality printing and finishing techniques around, you can maintain a sense of professionalism with a book that feels great too.
Book & Booklet Printing FAQs
What booklet options are available for printing?
From small folded brochures (starting at 4pp) and booklets to catalogues (medium-sized books), annual reports and NCR booklets (larger booklets), Worldwide can design and print your company’s booklets, with a number of binding options and finishing effects on offer.
What size booklet can I order?
Generally, for booklets to come together properly, your final page count needs to be divisible by 4. Our quality booklet and book printing services allow you to keep important information sturdy, secure and looking great!
How can I bind my booklet?
Worldwide has a number of binding options available to bring your book or booklet together after printing, including Comb Binding, Perfect Binding, Saddle Stich, Spiral Bind and Wire-o Binding.
Book Binding FAQs
What is Comb Binding?
A plastic comb which is used to bind the spine edge of a book.
What is Perfect Binding?
This can also be referred to as Notch, Adhesive or Soft binding. This is a type of binding in which the pages of a book are held together along its edge by glue or another synthetic adhesive.
What is Saddle Stich Binding?
To bind a booklet by stapling sheets together where they fold at the spine.
What is Spiral Bind?
To bind using a spiral of continuous plastic that is looped through holes which are pre-punched into the pages of a booklet. Also referred to as comb and coil binding.
What is Wire-o Binding?
A continuous wire that goes through pre-punched pages from head to foot.
What is a Self-Cover booklet or book?
This is when the paper used inside a booklet is the same as that used for the cover.
What is the recommended paper stock for booklets?
At Worldwide, we recommend 80gsm or 100gsm for an uncoated book. For a coated stock we recommend 115gsm or 150gsm and for a board stock 350gsm.
Can I have finishing effects on my booklet or book?
Yes, Worldwide can add a strong finishing effect such as SpotUV, MetalFX, Matt Lamination, Gloss Lamination, Embossing, Debossing, Foiling and ELEV8.
Booklets and Books Finishing Options
There are a number of finishing options you can use to make your booklet or book stand out. Why not give it that extra special look and feel with the following popular options.
A UV Varnish is a liquid coating that is applied to the surface of a sheet which is then dried/cured under an ultra violet light. This has the effect of highlighting and drawing attention to parts of the design, but it also provides the additional visual stimulus of having varied textures on a single printed surface.
MetalFX is a process of mixing metallic silver with a variety of process colours to give the desired effect. The process gives a metallic lustre to the printed image.
Lamination adds a layer of protective coating either gloss or matt to the printed piece. Lamination improves the sturdiness of the piece as well as giving it a level of water resistance. If a gloss laminate is applied to the printed surface, photos and images appear to have more shine and brightness. Matt laminated prints are more subdued but add an elegant finish to the printed surface.
Die Cutting is a unique feature that can make your printed piece stand out. Die cutting is a process used to cut paper into a specific shapes using a steel cutting die. Die Cut shapes are endless and gives a printed piece a noticeable and eye-catching finish.
Embossing and Debossing are the processes of creating either raised or recessed relief images and designs in paper and other materials. An embossed pattern is raised against the background, while a debossed pattern is sunken into the surface of the material (but might protrude somewhat on the reverse side).
Aqueous Coating is a fast-drying, water-based, protective coating which is applied while the paper stock is on the press to achieve a finish that exceeds the quality of a varnish. This water-based finish dries quickly and is resistant to smudges and fingerprints.
Foiling is the application of metallic or pigmented foil onto a solid surface by application of a heated die onto foil, making it permanently adhere to the surface The foil stamp is a permanent process. Foils come in a wide selection of colors and finishes, from the most commonly used metallic gold and silver to foils with pearlescent and holographic effects.
Booklet and Book Binding Options
A professional yet cost effective option, saddle stitched books and booklets have been stapled through the folded line of gathered sheets of paper with sturdy wire staples. Depending on the size of the book, two or more staples are passed through and clinched on the central pages.
We recommend choosing saddle stitching for documents with less than 64 pages, to make sure they don’t become too bulky. Our team of graphic designers will make sure to use sufficient margins on your pages, so that the finished product is easy to read and looks professional.
As the names suggests, this binding technique will make sure your printed product looks picture perfect. We use a flexible and robust thermal glue on the spine to marry the cover and pages together, before trimming all the edges of the book.
For documents that are page heavy (more than 24 pages), perfect binding is the ideal option. Unlike our other binding techniques, printing can be done on the spine of the book to include titles and logos, and the clean, flat edges allow for neat stacking. Perfect binding is a professional and attractive option for books with a heavier, laminated cover.
As the name implies, side sewing is a method of binding that uses thread, close to the spine, to sew a book together. This technique produces an incredibly strong book. Side sewing is best used for thinner books. The attractive stitch pattern is becoming increasingly popular as a design element for fashion and food catalogues and booklets.