Signature Book Printing - Book Printer

Our Capabilities

We are book manufacturing professionals who care about the quality of your books, and the ease with which you can work with us. We have extensive experience and an open attitude towards the kinds of files we can work with. We are accomplished with book layout and typesetting, as well as with smooth processing of print-ready PDF files.

We accept almost any kind of files you would want to use: PDF, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Pagemaker, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Power Point, etc., on PC and Mac. Other programs, like Quark X-Press, WordPerfect, and Freehand can export PDFs that work well for us. If your favorite isn't listed, please ask.

The binding styles we offer include

  • Perfect binding (soft cover, flexible adhesive)
  • Smythe sewn soft cover binding
  • Case binding (hard cover), Smythe sewn or notch case or  adhesive, depending on the quantity and other factors
  • Plasticoil binding (an attractive alternative to plastic comb) or wire-o, or even plastic comb binding
  • Saddle stitch and fold (magazine or booklet style)
  • loose leaf or 3-hole drilled for a notebook
  • Mixed, with some books perfect bound and some books case bound

For hard cover books, we produce these types of covers

  • Library Cloth with foil stamping on the spine and face
  • Leatherette or Leather with foil stamping on the spine and face
  • Printed, laminated covers
  • Three-Piece covers with cloth on the spine and paper on the faces

Our cover finishes include

  • gloss film laminate -- we only use layflat laminate, the best quality
  • supermatte film laminate -- we only use layflat laminate, the best quality
  • satin film laminate
  • aqueous coating, gloss or matte finish
  • varnish
  • UV Coating.

For hard cover books, we can produce dust jackets with the same choice of finishes as for covers.

We recommend the film laminate because it adds significantly to the appearance and durability of your book. With our advanced production methods, gloss laminate generally does not cost more than varnish. Aqueous coated or varnished covers are subject to shipping and handling damage, and such covers will show wear during use.

Covers can be as simple as a single color with line copy, or as fancy as you can imagine. A gloss laminated four color process cover will attract attention on any bookstore shelf. Our house stock cover paper is 10 point coated 1 side (10 pt C1S) or 12 point coated 1 side (12 pt C1S). We can supply any cover stock you like.

For covers, we can begin with

  • your design in electronic form
  • camera ready copy that can be scanned in, or
  • your ideas for a design to be executed by our graphic artists.

Check here for examples of covers we've printed.

The Text of your book or booklet can be printed in black ink or a color, two or more colors, or four color process on a wide range of papers. Our house stock uncoated papers are 50# and 60# white offset. We can supply a wide range of papers, including opaque, gloss or matte coated, and heavier or lighter papers.

For text, we can begin with

  • your copy in electronic form
  • camera ready paper copy
  • We can handle formatting and output from a word processor file, or typesetting from your manuscript
  • an existing book that you want to reprint

We work for customers all over the country, large and small. We meet the demanding standards of Washington, DC, the paper capital of the world, and we are committed to meeting your standards.


Signature Book Printing   has been a Book Printer   of choice for the past 25 years. We have been on the web since 1997. From the beginning, we have focused not only on Book Printing   but also on smooth, easy customer service, excellent quality, and very competitive prices .  We have broadened our Book Printing offerings significantly from the beginning. Check out Signature Book Printing  as your Book Printer . As a Book Printer , we have earned the confidence and recommendations of a wide variety of customers nationwide to support their Publishing . Our capabilities include Hard Cover Book Printing , Full Color Book Printing , Case Bound Book Printing , Perfect Bound Book Printing , Smythe Sewn Binding , Soft Cover Book Printing , and Web Book Printing for longer runs.

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