Nine months ago, I wrote Twenty-One Ways to Embellish Your Print Books. Thanks to the new capabilities we have here at Bookmobile, as well as all the new work we’ve seen from our publishers since then—especially our art book printing clients and our literary publishers—I can already add on to the list.
At Bookmobile, all of our production is done in house and we are always up for new challenges. If you have an idea, ask us about it—if we can physically make it happen, we will do it. As you will see below, we have brought to life many fantastic ideas for book printing and production from the publishers, museums, galleries, and artists we work with. So here is a sampling of our options to inspire you, with links to images.
Customize Your Print Book
- Die cut your cover. This is a brand new option at Bookmobile, and we are most excited to see what you all do with it.
- Add French flaps. We can finally produce French flaps on a trim size larger than 6″ x 9″. Contact your CSR for details, because the maximum size and the flap width depends on your book’s trim size and page count. (Note too, that the sample title The Monolyth also has a foil stamp on the cover; we did a portion of the run with gold foil and the rest with silver foil.)
- Go bigger on trim sizes, both portrait and landscape! 11-1/2″ square is no longer our limit—we can now produce up to 12″ square.
- Use a linen cloth hardcover case, with a large-area foil stamp, for maximum impact.
- Print your galleys in color! Our pricing is affordable.
- Provide us with CDs in sleeves to either bind in or CDs in adhesive-backed envelopes to adhere to the inside back cover.
- Print your cover on uncoated card stock.
- Print your cover on uncoated card stock, then deboss it.
- Print your cover on uncoated card stock, then add a foil stamp.
- Use a foil stamp on your paperback cover.
- Use a blind emboss or deboss on your paperback cover.
- Use an odd trim size.
- Supply us with letterpress printed or screen-printed covers for binding.
- Use a two color/hit foil stamp.
- Wrap a dust jacket on your paperback, either full or partial. Or use translucent vellum!
- Add color inserts to a black-and-white interior.
- Add colored end sheets to your paperback.
- Print on the colored end sheets.
- Use a three-piece case for your hardcover.
- Print on the inside of your cover.
- Add a fold-out insert.
- Add translucent vellum interior insert pages.
- Have us bind your book into a blank cardstock cover, and then take it to a speciality binder for a fancy finish.
- Have us print and bind a plain book, then age it and soak it in ink when you get it.
- Add sparkly end sheets to your hardcover.
- Create a flip book.
- Plastic spiral or wire-o bind your book.
To see more variations of the above and a broader view of our printing, browse our Gallery!