Specialty Book Binding for University Presses

At Bookmobile, we work with over 60 university presses, and in addition to short-run printing we also provide design and typesetting and eBook services. Our quality, customer service, and competitive pricing makes us a great fit for university presses—the printing division of Bookmobile grew out of our design and typesetting production house that was founded in 1982 and mainly served university presses, like the University of Minnesota Press. We also manage offset print buying, so when our in-house digital printing operation began in 1996, we knew what quality standards we needed to meet in order to serve a university press’s print needs.

Case in point: we’ve been working with Texas Christian University Press for over ten years, printing bound galleys (also known as ARCs), paperbacks, and hardcovers. Over those years, TCU Press has made good use of some of our specialty book binding options, like split runs—which they used for the title pictured above, The Girls of the Golden West by James Lee Ward. (A split run is when  the hardcover and paperback editions of a title are produced at the same time—a great way to save on costs and time.)

Other Specialty Book Binding Options

Unlike other short-run digital printers, we offer many specialty book binding options at Bookmobile, and here are just a few. The list is linked to our Gallery too—browse away for inspiration!

Looking for a better small-run book printing solution? We can provide your production department and warehouse the flexibility, options, and quality they need. Contact Nicole Baxter!