PrintingCenterUSA is your #1 rated short-run spiral bound book printing service in the USA. We print full-color, black and white spiral bound manuals, workbooks, journals, guides, handbooks, reports, and more. Our printing companies service offers digital and offset printing for multi-page spiral book binding. Print 10 to 25,000 as quickly as 3 business days.
Spiral book binding uses a plastic coil that is more durable and allows for frequent use while wire-o binding is for more formal use and is more professional-looking. The spiral binding coil offers a variety of colors whereas wire-o’s standard wire is black. Wire-o generally has a lower page count than plastic spiral binding.
Spiral Binding is more durable than wire-o binding but does not have the professional look of a wire-o bound book. A spiral bound book uses a durable plastic coil which makes it an ideal option for spiral book binding that needs to lie flat and can fold or wrap back around themselves (360 degree) and are continually being referred to. The plastic coil allows for frequent use that not damage the book binding coil. Spiral bound book printing is great for instruction and repair manuals, cookbooks, directories, handbooks, guides, and other reference materials. Spiral binding is excellent for wall calendars and planners can hang flat against the wall.
Gloss paper has a shiny and lustrous smooth coated gloss finish. Excellent for making full color printing appear more vibrant.
Matte paper is a dull coated sheet that exhibits low gloss finish. Paper has minimal glare, making it easier to read text.
Uncoated paper is easy to write on and should be used in projects such as a workbook or coloring book.
Spiral bound book printing may be used for a variety of purposes, such as self-publishing your own Manuals, Cookbooks, Employee Handbooks, Educational Workbooks, Handbooks, and more. Spiral Bound Books are particularly useful for printing thick, higher page count projects that cannot be saddle-stitched and will be used as every-day reference material.
Create a manual on any topic: owners, drivers, real estate, training, product, service, user manuals and so many more possibilities.
Print a custom cookbook fast and easy. Print each recipe book with vibrant color photos illustrating your delicious masterpiece.
Create custom real estate guides, professionally market properties and reach new buyers with...
Stay organized with annual report book printing. We print custom compelling business report, multiple binding option, variety sizes and...
Organize and publish information in a membership, school, church, phone, zip code directory and more.
Train people with follow-along lessons in an uncoated workbook.
Compile instructions, facts, procedures and policies to communicate information, expectations and a corporation’s or...
Showcase your research and findings in a professional report book.
We require that any multi-page PDF files be sent as single page images, not spreads. In the files, page 1 should be the front cover and the last page should be the back cover (see below).
We require that any multi-page PDF files be sent as single page images, not spreads. In the files, page 1 should be the front cover and the last page should be the back cover (see left).
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PrintingCenterUSA recommends that the resolution of your images and document be 300 dpi or more. Learn More
Bleed is an extra 1/8” of image that extends beyond the trim area of your printed piece. The project is printed on an oversized sheet that is cut down to size with the appearance that the image is “bleeding” off the edge of the paper. Learn More
100# Gloss Text (5 pt) This shiny and lustrous coated sheet is excellent for full color printing making photographs stand out and look rich and beautiful. It is about 25% thicker and heavier than 80# text, giving a more upscale, sharp and appealing look with a higher end feel. This premium paper features high opacity for two-sided printing that will have minimal show through the opposite side. *Recommended*
100# Gloss Cover Cardstock (9 pt) For a more upscale look and a higher end feel, upgrade to our 100# gloss cover. It has the same characteristics and uses as 80# gloss cover but is about 25% more bulk being thicker and heavier, making it our highest quality premium paper. UV coating is available for a more shiny and luxurious high gloss finish. *Recommended*
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We have a free online designer to help you create your own design when you don’t have the design software to do it. When using our online designer, all you have to do is drag and drop your images, add text and add free graphics and backgrounds.
Just upload your photos, drag and drop them into place, add text and we’ll do the rest!
Note: If you have a program like Acrobat PDF, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop or Adobe InDesign, check out our free downloadable templates that can be used instead of the online design tool. You do not have to use this tool. The templates assist you with specific dimensions, layouts, bleeds, trim, folding, and safe area to create your print-ready files. To place your order simply get started by using the instant pricing tool to the right and click “Order and Upload Files” - that’s it!
We have created predesigned templates as guidelines to help you layout and design your next perfect binding project. All you have to do is download the templates to your computer and follow our simple instructions. We also have blank templates to help you ensure you have the correct bleed, trim, and safe area. For Spiral Bound Books, we recommend having the binding edge of the inside pages have a 3/8 inch margin.
Not sure where to begin your next spiral binding project? Our predesigned templates give you a quick starting point for your project thanks to the 35+ page layouts that can be customized by changing the colors and fonts. This will ensure you will get exactly what you want. Below are examples of the blank predesigned template compared to a completed design. To download our 8.5” x 11” predesigned templates, select your desired file type:
Below is a snapshot of what you can expect when you download our predesigned templates. With more than 35 book layout designs to choose from, your spiral bound project will be finished in no time!
Saddle Stitch Binding is the most popular, inexpensive and simple to make yet professional form of binding, which allows us to save you money. Is the ideal choice for booklets and calendars with smaller page counts with less than 92 maximum pages. Does not have a flat or square spine. They will lay flat and stay open. Page counts have to be divisible by 4. (8, 12, 16, 20, 24 and so on) and require a minimum of 8 numbered pages (2 sheets folded in half).
spiral binding is the most popular type of softcover book binding, inexpensive to make and provides a durable, high quality professional look that can’t be matched. It is the ideal choice for books with higher page counts (28 pages up to 2 inches thick), such as photo books, yearbooks, catalogs, magazines, directories, manuals and more! The pages do not lay flat. You can print on the spine.
Spiral bound book printing is great for manuals, directories, annual reports, cookbooks, calendars and many other types of products. Spiral binding is a plastic coil of that passes through a row of punched holes at the edge of the printed piece. The binding can be on the left or top of the project depending on how the project is designed. You cannot print on the spine or add or remove pages. Spiral binding can be up to 2 .“ thick and may cost a little more.
Make Your Own Photo Book
Softcover photo books are our most popular and affordable. They are bound within a flexible, heavier weight cover paper like a paperback book or catalog, whereas a hardcover book’s cover is made from thick, rigid paperboard (like a textbook).
Professional Photo Book Printing at Cheap Prices
We offer the cheapest printing prices, high quality professional softcover photo books that can be delivered in as little as 4 to 7 business days after proof approval. Perfect bound and saddle-stitched binding are our most popular binding types but we also offer spiral and wire-o binding. No matter the theme of your photo book - we can print it for you!
Digital Softcover Photo Book Printing Services
Softcover photo books are printed on a more durable, heavier weight cover paper to give your book a little more thickness and heft. We recommend 80# Gloss or Matte cover cardstock for the cover and 100# Gloss or Matte text for the inside pages. Want a photo book where the cover is the same weight of text paper as the inside (self-cover)? Our recommendation is 100# Gloss or Matte text paper for both the cover and inside pages.
Short Run, Bulk, Small & Square Softcover Photo Books
We specialize in digital, short run and small printing for quantities of 10 to 2,000 and bulk printing for quantities over 2,000 so we can give you the cheapest prices for small and large quantities. Softcover photo books are available in portrait sizes (8½ x 11, 5½ x 8½, 6 x 9 & 4¼ x 11), landscape sizes (8½ x 5½ & 9 x 6), and square sizes (6 x 6 & 8 x 8). Custom sizes are also available.
We have vibrant color photography calendar formats that are perfect for both amateur and professional photographers because calendars are a great way for them to showcase their photography. Businesses and non-profit organizations can use photo calendars to promote their products and/or services all year round!
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Custom Memory Photo Books
Our custom memory photo books can begin with as few as 8 pages (including the front and back covers). Pages can be added in multiples of 4 pages for saddle-stitched binding and in multiples of 2 pages for perfect binding. You can print on the inside of the front and back covers. Pair that with fast, easy ordering, free design resources and affordable printing prices - PrintingCenterUSA can’t be beat!
School Memory Photo Books
School memory photo books are perfect for all levels of education. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a grade school, junior high, high school, or university - a memory book is perfect for your teachers and students!
Family Memory Photo Books
Capture your family’s history by creating a custom printed memory photo book. Photo books help the memories from your family reunion, holiday or vacation live on forever!
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Online Photo Books Are Affordable
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Event Photo Books
When you have conferences, conventions, meetings, seminars or events, photo books make great memory books.
Social & Gala Event Photo Books
What better way to have guests remember a night than to create an event photo book for them to look back through?
Business Photo Book Printing
Create your own quality business photo books for your portfolio, corporation, meetings, conventions, conferences and events. You can use your business photo books to promote your business, showcase your products and services, and build your brand and image with existing customers, potential clients, and employees.
Create Goodwill With Business Photo Books
Photo books make great memory books for company events or retreats. For example, we have a customer who takes 500 of their key personnel to Hawaii for a week and when they get back, they get a photo book showcasing images from the trip. Can you imagine the goodwill this creates with their employees?
We Have Used Photo Books for Years to Demonstrate Our High Quality Color
We send out our photo books in a sample pack to prospects which helps demonstrate our high quality color and to explain our templates, photo book design, products, and to help explain to them how fast, easy and affordable online printing services are at PrintingCenterUSA.
Portfolio (Bio) Photo Books
Architects, engineers, businesses, individuals and more make a professional presentation to showcase their projects, help build their brand image and draw in new business using portfolio photo books.
Who Uses Business Photo Books?
Many businesses can benefit by creating photo books to showcase their products, services and more! Shown below are a handful of organizations and situations where photo books are essential.
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Recital Photo Book Printing
Give the participants and audience something to take home so that this dance recital can be the one they always remember!
Content Ideas for Your Recital Photo Book
Make your dance recital photo book stand out by including advertisements from local businesses. Selling ad space in your photo book can provide your organization with additional revenue. This extra money can be used to print the programs or to help purchase attire for upcoming shows.
Recital Photo Book Advertising Tips
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Pageant Photo Book Printing
Your pageant photo books will be used by family, friends and attendees to learn more about the contestants and pageant. Feature scholarships, awards, prizes, and photos and bios for the contestants. An introduction, message from the director, printed schedule and the judges’ biographies are important as well. The reigning queen, past royalty and appearances of the previous winner should also be included.
Selling Advertising in Your Pageant Photo Book
Selling ad space in your pageant photo book is a great way to generate additional funds for the event. Advertising can be sold to business’ and family members to help cover the cost of the photo book and to help you make extra money.
Pageant Photo Book Advertising Ideas
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