Those two little words look so simple and concise typed on the screen. Book Printing. Oh, but we all know it’s not quite that easy. At Steuben Press we have honed our book printing process to be efficient and of the highest quality. Believe us when we say you don’t want to print your books at the same shop you print your business cards or brochures. Let us show you our book printing process and why our shop is the one for your project.
After the cover and interior pages of your book are printed, your project moves into the binding phase. It is a specialized process that will make all the difference in the durability and appearance of your finished project. At Steuben Press we’re so good at binding that other print shops send us their printed material to be bound rather than doing it themselves. Whether you are looking for a perfect bound paperback, spiral bound booklet, wire-o catalog, saddle-stitched brochure, case bound hardcover, or anything in between we have the option for you.
The way you lay out the interior pages of your book can make all the difference in it looking like something you’d find on the shelves of your local bookstore, or something that was run on your home office inkjet. Many of our clients come to us with their Word document typed and edited, but need some help to morph that into a professional-looking, industry-quality book. Our team at Steuben Press knows all the standards and tricks of the trade to make your manuscript ready for press.
Never judge a book by its cover. We’ve all heard the saying, the words have probably even come out of our mouths, though we’ve all been guilty of doing it. Whether we’re browsing on Amazon or perusing the shelves at the bookstore, the cover of a book is almost always our first impression. If a book cover doesn’t catch our eye, or worse yet turn us off, there’s little chance we’ll engage enough to learn what the book is really about and whether or not we really want to read it. The designers at Steuben Press can work with you to create a book cover that will engage buyers and meet industry standards.
After a disappointing proof of my labor-intensive and much loved manuscript from another printer, I decided to try Steuben Press. Based on recommendations from many of my publishing team who are all members of the Colorado Independent Publishers Association (CIPA), I submitted my book to Adam and his staff.
Their proof was perfect! The illustrations were crisp, the print clear, and the construction high quality. But the cover! Absolutely beautiful and softly glossed, Steuben's production added depth to the colors and popped the fine design by my cover artist. My book shimmers on the shelf!
Now I sell only Steuben's copies by hand and feel confident that my readers are receiving the best product reflecting my years of effort and passion for my subject."