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Cookbook Printing

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# 1 rated best cookbook printing services online in the USA. We offer the highest quality softcover cookbooks and online printing services. Print vegan, vegetarian, diabetic, kids, or meat eater cookbooks 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!

Cook Book Types

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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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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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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 Cookbook Types

Cookbooks are a wonderful way to share treasured recipes, whether they have been passed down in your family for generations, or just something that you whipped up in the kitchen. Creating a cookbook with PrintingCenterUSA is fast, easy, and affordable. They are printed in vibrant colors and can be bound in Spiral, Wire-O, or Saddle Stitch for a lay-flat appearance.

Vegan Cookbook

Vegan Cookbook

Vegan cookbooks are great for people that are looking to remove all animal products from their diet.

Vegetarian Cookbook

Vegetarian Cookbook

Create a compilation of delicious plant-based recipes in a vegetarian cookbook.

Family Cookbook

Family Cookbook

Catalog the recipes that your family has passed down for generations in a treasured family cookbook.

Gluten Free Cookbook

Gluten Free Cookbook

Avoid wheat, rye, and barley when creating a gluten free cookbook. Essential for someone with gluten allergies!

Keto Cookbook

Keto Cookbook

A keto diet is a high-fat, medium-protein, low-carbohydrate diet that forces the body to burn fat instead of carbs.

Cookie Cookbook

Cookie Cookbook

Encourage baking with a fun cookie cookbook. Who doesn’t love a good chocolate chip cookie?

Cookbook Ideas & Examples

Let PrintingCenterUSA take your cookbook from concept to finished product! We have worked with and helped a number of self-publishers, chefs, and businesses design and print custom cookbooks. 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 to Write a Cookbook?

Writing a cookbook is more affordable than you think! To write a cookbook, it’s important to define the audience that you want to use your cookbook. For example, is this going to include Vegan recipes only, or easy recipes for kids to learn how to cook? Secondly, you will want to organize your recipes in an order that makes sense. Lots of cookbooks are organized by meal type (for example dinner, soup, dessert). Then you will want to create your layout with vivid and engaging photos. Once your file is created, it’s time to go to PrintingCenterUSA to submit your file and complete your order!

How to Make a Cookbook?

It’s fast, easy, and affordable to print your own custom cookbook with PrintingCenterUSA. First, collect your recipes and choose which one’s you would like to be included in the cookbook. Then, create your print-ready PDF using our FREE downloadable templates or use our easy online Booklet Design Tool. Once your file is created, simply check out from our online design tool or our pricing tool. Click here to learn more on how to create a Print-Ready PDF.

How Many Recipes Do You Need For a Cookbook?

On average, there are 300-400 recipes in a cookbook. However, cookbooks can contain any range of recipes depending on your audience that you are targeting. If you are creating a beginner’s cookbook, it may be better to focus you cookbook on 20-30 really good basic recipes so that you don’t overwhelm your target audience.

Can You Use Other People’s Recipes in a Cookbook?

No. Not only is it just not very nice to take other people’s recipes and pass them off as your own, but it can also get you in legal trouble as well based on copyright laws. The US Copyright office states that “when a recipe or formula is accompanied by substantial literary expression in the form of an explanation or directions, or when there is a combination of recipes, as in a cookbook, there may be basis for copyright protection.”

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How Much Does it Cost to Get a Cookbook 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 $152.44 ($1.52 each) or 1000 copies for only $480.84 ($0.48 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 $2.05 each
$204.75 total
$0.85 each
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$2,528.86 total
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$7,842.45 total
5.5 x 8.5 $1.52 each
$152.44 total
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$480.84 total
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6 x 9 $1.58 each
$158.27 total
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$613.35 total
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$2,971.07 total
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$5,362.19 total

• These are examples of our everyday competitive prices.

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

How to Print a Cookbook in 7 Easy & Affordable Steps

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Gather all of the content and images for your cookbook 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 cookbooks.
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Your cookbooks will be delivered to your doorstep as promised for you to enjoy and distribute.
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High quality, outstanding customer service! Printing and delivery was very timely!
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Print job looks great, quick turnaround time very professional service.
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Booklets look great, done on time at a reasonable cost and never even have to leave my home.
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The booklets were incredibly well put together and the color very vibrant and paper stock excellent. Initially, we were hesitant because the price seemed too good to be true, but the product lived up to that expectation! We will definitely use them again for any of our prinitng needs along this line.
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This is the second year we have used printingcenterusa.com to print our lit mag. the quality and the turnaround time is very impressive. We will continue to them for our magazine.
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I could not be happier with the service and quality!!! Thank you so much! I actually got compliments on my printer knowing what they were doing.
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The booklets are always delivered on time & are amazing quality. I highly recommend this company!
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The end product was pretty good. Some pictures were pixelated, even at 300 dpi. These were used as end of year supplements for our school yearbook. Our yearbook publisher doesn't even require such a high dpi. Furthermore, pdf should be readable regardless of publishing software but we had to jump through a lot of hoops to make it fit for PrintingCenterUSA.
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Fast, high quality and excellent pricing. Definitely recommend and would use again!
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I have been using Printing Center USA for seven years to print our school literary magazine. The quality of product, attentiveness of service, and efficiency of production are beyond compare! I would recommend Printing Center USA to anyone who has a print job to do!
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I was thrilled with the quality, price and speed of production. We used our booklets as end of year memory books and the kids loved them.
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They were a hit. So much so I have to order some more.
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Process was easy, online tool allowed me to create a beautiful keepsake program for our dance studio end of the year show that looks so professional! And the customer service is amazing! We will definitely be back again!!!!
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The work on our product was great. The time to publish and received the product was excellent.
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Excellent quality, speedy service, timely communications. I will definitely use this printer again!
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Excellent product, customer service and turn-around - we love these guys!
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