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Children’s Book Printing

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# 1 rated best children’s book printing services online in the USA. We offer the highest quality kid’s books and online printing services. Print picture books, children’s literature, story books, kindergarten books, and read aloud books in vibrant full color on premium gloss or matte paper delivered to your doorstep as fast as 3 - 4 days from proof approval. Our use of short-run digital printers for smaller quantities and our bulk offset options for larger orders will save you money due to our investment in the latest state of the art printing technology and equipment.

Our printing and binding services include saddle stitched, perfect bound, spiral bound, and wire-o. We accept your print-ready PDF files or offer our easy-to-use online photo booklet maker, templates, grids & layouts. Satisfaction Guarantee!

paperback Book Types

Product Details

Saddle Stitch Book printing
Saddle stitch is basically single sheets of paper, printed on both sides, collated in page number order, folded in half, then stapled through the fold with staples made of thin wire securing the sheets together and then trim the 3 sides to the desired finished size...
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File Specifications

Most Popular Paper

paper thickness

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.

Softcover vs Self-Cover

Perfect Bound Book printing
Perfect binding booklet printing is single sheets (text weight) paper printed on both sides and collated in page number order, one on top of the other, and gathered into a book block. The spine edge is ground off. The softcover (a thicker cardstock) is placed over and around the book block (interior pages) and attached by the application of a strong yet flexible PUR glue along the binding edge, creating a professional looking square spine that can be printed on.
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Our Most Popular Paper Options are

paper thickness

Coating Options

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.

Softcover

Spiral Bound Book printing
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.
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File Specifications

Our Most Popular Paper Options are

paper thickness

Coating Options

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.

Softcover

Wire-O Bound Book printing
Wire-O binding is for a more formal use and offers a more professional look than a spiral bound book. A wire-o bound book uses a metal wire. Unlike a perfect bound or saddle-stitched book, the open wire-o bound book will lie flat (180 degrees) for easy reference or they can fold or wrap back around themselves (360 degree) making it easier to handle and lays flat for easy reading while taking up minimal room on a desk or table.
Wire-o binding is an excellent style of binding commonly used for businesses to create professional-looking lay flat documents such as business reports, documents, calendars and other book types. Wire-o binding calendars are one of our most popular products. The pages flip easily and hang flat against the wall. Wall calendars are great for non-profit fundraising programs, promoting business and photography.
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File Specifications

Our Most Popular Paper Options are

paper thickness

Coating Options

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.

Softcover

Most Popular Children’s Book Types

Children’s Books are wonderful for educating children in a way that they can relate to. Including fanciful illustrations, the occasional rhyme, and a fantastic story will make your children’s book stand out. PrintingCenterUSA produced high-quality children’s books with an expert, paperback appearance.

Reading Books

Reading Books

Your child will love learning to read and being read to with a colorful reading book.

Baby Books

Baby Books

Create an engaging children’s book with large images and easy words for your baby to start learning early.

Picture Books

Picture Books

Vivid illustrations are a staple of children’s books, but for picture books, it’s a necessity.

Kindergarten Books

Kindergarten Books

Teach your kindergarteners with a fun and informative children’s book complete with vivid colors and an engaging story.

Chapter Books

Chapter Books

Encourage your kids to keep reading with more challenging chapter books. These stories are usually more involved and have less pictures and more text.

Toddler Books

Toddler Books

Get your toddlers ready for school with a fun toddler book. Tell a simple story, teach a lesson, or just engage your toddlers with fun illustrations.

Classic Children’s Books

Classic Children’s Books

Create a spin of your favorite children’s books with updated illustrations, or a spin on a classic story.

Preschool Books

Preschool Books

Preschool can be an exciting and challenging time for kids. Make their time in school more fun with a custom children’s book.

Children’s Book Ideas & Examples

Let PrintingCenterUSA take your children’s book from concept to finished product! We have worked with and helped a number of authors, schools, artists, and educational institutions design, mail, and print custom children’s books. Below are ideas, case studies, and examples from real customers to help you get the most out of your next printing project!

Page Count

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). Learn More

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). Learn More

Page Count

Color

Save your PDF in CMYK. Learn More

Color for Printed Books

Resolution

PrintingCenterUSA recommends that the resolution of your images and document be 300 dpi or more. Learn More

Image Resolution

Bleeds

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

Bleed for Printing

How Much does it Cost to Print a Children’s Book?

For the most accurate children’s book quote, use our pricing tool. Enter the specifications of your children’s book to get an instant quote. If you would like to get a shipping estimate, click on the button that says, ‘Estimate Shipping & Delivery Date’ and enter your zip code.

How Do I Print My Own Children’s Book?

It’s fast, easy, and affordable to print your own custom children’s book with PrintingCenterUSA. Simply create your children’s book with our online booklet design tool or upload your print-ready PDF to our pricing tool. Then, depending on your production time, you can get your children’s book as quickly as 3-4 days from proof approval. Click here to learn more on how to create a Print-Ready PDF.

What is the Difference Between Paperback and Hardcover?

Paperback book cover is made of thick paper or cardstock whereas hardcover book cover is made of binder’s board, heavy paperboard covered with cloth, heavy paper, or occasionally leather. Paperback books are cheaper to produce than hardcover books. Paperback books are also bound together with glue vs. a hardcover book that has a flexible, sewn spine.

Is it Better to Self-Publish a Children’s Book?

There are definitely benefits to self-publishing your children’s book. When you self-publish you can control every aspect of your book. You can choose your own illustrations, paper, content, and the overall vision of your book. Not to mention that when you self-publish and you choose to sell your children’s book, the margins from your sales will be higher.

How Many Pages Should a Children’s Book Be?

The average number of pages that a children’s book is about 32 pages. Children’s books are usually Saddle Stitched, or Staple Stitched and are in a square shape. But if you print with PrintingCenterUSA you can choose whatever binding and size that you would like. Click here for more information on how to arrange pages for booklet printing.

What is the Average Word Count for a Children’s Book?

The average word count for a children’s book depends on the age range for the children that you are targeting for your book. Children’s books for children up to age eight average about 1,000 words. Chapter books are typically 10,000-12,000 words.

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How Much Does it Cost to Get a
Children’s Book Printed?

You can get 100 copies of an 5.5” x 8.5” 8 page Saddle Stitch booklet on 100# Gloss Cover and 100# Gloss Text, Full Color (4/4), printed and delivered to your doorstep in 4-11 business days with our Wait & Save Production Time option for only $149.23 ($1.49 each) or 1000 copies for only $448.72 ($0.45 each) plus shipping and handling at PrintingCenterUSA.com. Get an instant price on our cost calculator.

Size/Qty 100 1000 5000 10000 20000
8.5 x 11 $1.99 each
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$2,095.94 total
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5.5 x 8.5 $1.49 each
$149.23 total
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6 x 9 $1.55 each
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$4,385.44 total

• These are examples of our everyday competitive prices.

*Prices are subject to change/shipping NOT included. Learn More

How to Print a Children’s Book in 7
Easy & Affordable Steps

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Gather all of the content and images for your children’s book printing project.
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Place and format your content and images into an Adobe Suite Program (InDesign or Illustrator) OR: Use our free online photo book design tool and free downloadable templates to create your children’s book.
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Enter your Binding, Size, Quantity, # of Pages, Ink, Paper, In-Hand Delivery Date and get an Instant Quote.
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Upload your print-ready PDF or proceed to checkout through the online designer.
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We will then run your files through our 43-point checklist and send you a PDF proof for you to approve or reject.
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When approved, we will schedule and print your children’s books.
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Your children’s books will be delivered to your doorstep as promised for you to enjoy and distribute.
Independent Customer Reviews

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My book was printed quickly and the quality was excellent. I will order from here again!
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So professional, so helpful, the product so spectacular! I'll print here again and again!
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I placed an order for 200 books and had them in my hand in just over a week. Very timely service and received as ordered. Will use again for sure!!
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Extremely easy to work with. Quick turn around time and great quality.
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From start to finish, my experience with PrintingCenterUSA was seamless. I am extremely happy with the printing quality of my new children's book!
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Good quality and Fast service 👍
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Printing was excellent. But heavy books need better packing. One book was damaged at the corner during shipping. Can’t sell it now so it becomes my copy…
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This was my first order with Printing Center and I did it because the printer I usually use messed up an order and could not get one to me in less than about a month which would not help me with the holiday season. I was very satisfied with the customer service (a big plus over my other printer (a very large one) and the product arrived packed well and in a timely fashion. I realize prices are going up everywhere, but if Printing Center is competitive for what you are looking for, definitely give them a try.
24 days ago
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one month ago
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Great customer service. Quality printing. Great prices.
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My book was printed in an excellent fashion. The timeframe was short. Price was more than I had expected to pay, but overall, I am pleased with this company.
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Poor customer service. I’ve ordered twice and was disappointed with both books. First book had print on the inside cover. The second book did not follow my instructions. The proofs appeared to be what I wanted but once the book arrived it did not look the same. A coupon for $25 off my next order was sent but I’ve already had two orders messed up so no thank you. No return call from manager Nicole after I left a message from her initial message.
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Book arrived with two empty white pages at the front. The layout was obviously wrong, and we spent a lot of money on the product. A big disappointment.
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Awesome job and quick delivery I’ll be ordering with this company soon .
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The book came out beautiful
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My product came fast the print paper and colours were excellent, the customer service was attentive to my needs and requests. Ill keep using them for all my book printing needs. =} Thank You!
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I am having an issue contacting support in reference to a cover quality issue that we would like to resolve before moving forward with additional orders.
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We have just received our new Jade Elephant books - they are gorgeous and were delivered so quickly! Thanks to Printing Center USA with a special thank you goes to Jayme Flomm for making sure this happened!
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I love how they listen to my picky self and really the only thing is that I wish they was more local.
2 months ago
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The quality of what we received was fantastic, it was better than advertised
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Their products always come out beautifully. Communication during the process is clear and efficient. Always a pleasure to do business with. Thanks again!
2 months ago
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Just wrote my 1st children's book. Decided not to let Amazon steal all my profits. I am so glad I used Printing Center USA. They were kind, helpful, quick, and my book turned out better than I imagined. I will definitely use them again for my other books.
2 months ago
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Great Quality & Fast!
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This workbook turned out as great as I’d hoped and so much better than I’d expected! Very pleased and will use you again.
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My books met my expectations and my customers are excited to receive them! Production is timely. The team is very responsive to my needs and maintained great communication from time of order through production. Definitely ordering again and would recommend.
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The two people I spoke with at PC-USA were patient and helpful. The site is intuitive and user-friendly. I couldn’t be happier with the finished product.
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You guys rock! Great service and I am glad I found you!
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Great service, great value, great product. Very professional and high quality. Happy with the outcome in every way.
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I love my cursive handwriting books! They are sturdy and glossy cover, just as described online. The customer service was beyond excellent! Thank you so much and will be ordering again soon!!
2 months ago
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I am extremely impressed with the quality of the book I had produced. I created a portfolio of all of my design work/career and had printed. I loved the paper and printing options. The website and upload process was easy and communication and delivery was very professional and efficient. I highly recommend. I will be using this same process to have a family photo/magazine printed this fall.
3 months ago
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I could not be more pleased with our interaction with your company. Our point of contact was Andrea who we found to be super helpful and knowledgeable. I felt then and do now that she genuinely cared to make my experience a good one and that she was willing to go to bat for us to get it done the way we wanted it. We have a goofy and unusual order so it was super refreshing to talk to a human being with compassion for our project instead of robots..or worse...robotic humans who check off boxes, rather than hearing voices. Andrea heard us and really helped us out in a pinch after another company had failed us at the last minute. We will order from you again and are showing your work around the radio station these days. So please, give Andrea a big raise and an even bigger hug from us goofball radio folks. Much love to you and thanks for everything!!!
3 months ago
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I need more communication when laying out the printing format before the actual job is printed. There is little timely communication or review before printing.
3 months ago
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This is my second order of my book and I must say it has been a pleasure. All of my customers are loving everything about the book.
3 months ago
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Excellent quality!
3 months ago
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Thank you for the great work on my book! The printing job is fantastic and I really appreciate the customer service received.
3 months ago
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Great quality, and great printed colors!
3 months ago
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Nice work. Customer service was helpful.
3 months ago
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GREAT SERVICE. BOOK PRINTED EXACTLY HOW I WANTED IT PRINTED. GREAT TURNAROUND TIME. EVERYTHING WAS COMPLETED (SUMITTED BOOK, PROOFED AND REVISED, REPROOFED AND PRINTED) WITHIN TWO WEEKS. WILL DEFINITELY REORDER AND RECOMMEND TO OTHERS.
3 months ago
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Great quality. Excellent customer service. Quick delivery.
4 months ago
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Super easy to prepare and submit book! Turn around was amazingly fast. Plan to use this company again for a series of books!!!
4 months ago
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Very beautiful printing. My client absolutely loved it. So glad I found you!
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Very pleased with the whole process. I produced a guidebook to a climbing bluff, 130+ color pages with full page photos, maps and advertisements. I ordered 400 copies through PCUSA, worked with them through the setup and received my order very quickly. Very happy with PCUSA's process and quality.
4 months ago
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As always - excellent color and prompt service!
4 months ago
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Great finished product, and a great service team. Would give a 10 star rating if I could.
4 months ago
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As always, they did a great job! The quality was great and proof to print was quick! Thank again for making our school yearbook amazing!
4 months ago
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You guys are my go to for the last (2) years! Please keep it up!
4 months ago
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great job!!!!!!
4 months ago
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Great just what I expected
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The books were damaged and I still haven’t received a resolution. All these books and I can’t even sell them.
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I wish the print quality were better. 80% of the text looks great; however, the other 20% looks blurry or smudged. I would love some feedback if there is something I need to do on my end to make improvements. Otherwise, I enjoy the product.
5 months ago
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Everything was great, from customer service to printing!
5 months ago
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Excellent customer service and book quality! Would definitely use the service again and recommend to others.
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The product is beautiful! Completely exceeded my expectations and I received it right on time! Only hiccup - their website incorrectly calculated the pages in the draft of my book (so I’m told), so they wanted to charge me more upon sending me my proof, but ended up not charging me. All in all, I’m happy with the product and will re-order.
5 months ago
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Print Center USA always does an amazing job.
5 months ago
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The spiral bound books I ordered were terrific. I was disappointed in how the saddle stitch turned out, as the pages bowed outward and the book tended to flop open in the middle where the staples were. Mine was a sheet music book, and other saddle stitch books of similar length I have seen have not had this problem. The company had zero suggestions about why this might be or how to fix the problem.
5 months ago
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Excellent quality, on-time production time.
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These guys were cheaper and easier to work with out of several other companies I looked at. I recommend them over the other guys!
5 months ago
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my most recent project would have been PERFECT had the interior layout not been switched up a bit. However, the quality of the product is great. I'll submit this again for printing and make sure I leave specific notes for the tech to follow. Other than that, this company does a great job. Some of the reps can be a bit mean but that's no reflection of the company. Cant let one bad apple spoil a bunch.
6 months ago
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PrintingCenterUSA, scored a home run on this project. It was my first printing experience with them and they exceeded my expectations. My daughter recommended them after she published her first children's book, which was absolutely beautiful and now, I can say the same. The pricing, professionalism, packaging and overall printing quality are unmatched. On top of that, the customer service will keep me coming back for more. Hats off to PrintingCenterUSA amazing team. Continued success! Kabod Publishin
6 months ago
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Perfect, exactly what I wanted!
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The book came out perfect and fast.
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We were very satisfied with the quality of the final print.
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The online platform was easy to work with. Great customer service. Shipping time was expedient.
6 months ago
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Excellent printing! Our student Graphic Novel project turned out just as we envisioned. The images are crystal clear and the paper quality is excellent. We are very pleased. Thanks!
6 months ago
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Quick delivery. Easy to review and modify. Staff is receptive and helpful. More business to come from me. Thanks
6 months ago
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Great product! Books were beautiful and arrived on time.
6 months ago
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Very quality product
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My books came out excellent. Great quality.
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I wish I could add 5 more stars to this. This was the most enjoyable online printing experience I have ever had. Website is user friendly, staff is extremely professional, seamless process, and a bunch of VERY nice people. My client is so thrilled with the book. Oh, and you guys also pulled off an impossible timeline. Thank you so much. Can't wait to do my next book with you!
6 months ago
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Very nice quality and turnaround time was right on time. Thank you!
6 months ago
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Just like every printing project - excellent!
6 months ago
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The printed books turned out beautifully and exceeded our expectations!
7 months ago
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Good quality printing, paper and binding
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I love that they are made in the USA and really am happy with the consistency and quality!
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Very satisfied and very professional! Fast printing.
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Great job!
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Product was done fantastic and up to spec. Customer service was prompt and knowledgeable and the book I received was what I ordered. Will do business with again!
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I think the quality is great! The books turned out amazing! I will definitely be ordering more!
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They make the process super easy & the results were great! Exactly what I ordered delivered on time. What more could you want.
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Support team was very helpful throughout the process. I love the end result.
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My books turned out absolutely perfect as always I love love love this company they make quality work fast response fast production fast shipping everything is A+
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Amazing work!
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Excellent client service and final product.
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Beautifully produced at the best price. Thank you!
7 months ago
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We have loved getting our books printed here! They have turned out great! The printing and paper is top quality! The price is awesome! We had an issue with one order and Mary immediately got it reprinted and sent out very quickly!! We are so happy we found you!!!
8 months ago
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they are the best in business, they do fast, affordable and very professional job. I have been printing eight books so far and each one of them is an immaculate conception! Thanks to printing center USA.
8 months ago
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Thank you for excellent service and quality. It feels good knowing when I give my customers its a quality job, as if I printed it myself. :-)
8 months ago
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Love their customer service, dedication and the completed product. Great and cost-effective service.
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Best printing service I've used
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I LOVE IT!! The final product is exactly what I expected to receive (beautiful) and the entire team was very helpful, attentive, and prompt. Thank you so much!!
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It’s absolutely beautiful.
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