Category Archives: Book Production

Coloring Book Printing, a How To

    We have seen a sharp uptick in custom coloring book printing requests at Bookmobile, and many are from folks printing a coloring book for the first time. This post covers how to design and print a coloring book, from interior art,..

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    A New Matte Lamination Choice: Soft-Touch Velvet Matte

      We're happy to announce we have a new matte lamination option at Bookmobile: a soft-touch velvet matte. This is not replacing our current matte lamination—Bookmobile now offers three lamination choices: gloss, matte, and soft-touch velvet matte. Soft-Touch Read more [...]..

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      Artbook Printing for Cabinet Magazine

        Bookmobile has worked with Cabinet magazine for artbook printing since 2011. Cabinet is an award-winning nonprofit art and culture magazine based in New York, printed quarterly. As its website aptly describes, Cabinet "looks to previous traditions Read more [...]..

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        How to Print a Comic Book, Mini Comic, or Zine

          Wondering how to print a comic book, mini comic, or zine? Short-run digital printing (SRDP) is the perfect fit. Once upon a time, artists were limited to either printing 2,000 copies via offset, or producing their comics by photocopying, folding, and Read..

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          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 Read more [...]..

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            Hardcover Photo Book Printing with an Inset Cover Image

              We're offering a new hardcover photo book printing service at Bookmobile: a cloth linen hardcover case with an inset cover image.  HOME LESS, pictured above, by the photographer Alfred Brown IV, is a stunning example. Inset Cover Image on a Hardcover Read more [...]..

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              Short Run Hardcovers, A Peak Into Our Bindery

                This video shows just some of the steps that go into the making of our short-run hardcovers. Bonus: The soundtrack is our own Bindery Supervisor, Tony Houle, and his band! Short Run Hardcovers Bookmobile offers superior quality short-run hardcover Read..

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                About Us

                Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Bookmobile began as a design and typesetting production house in 1982 and started offering print services in 1996. When your project comes to Bookmobile, it gets the benefit of thirty-three years of know-how. We work with over 900 publishers, including literary presses, university presses, trade houses, museums, galleries, and artists. Contact Us