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Paperback Book Printing

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Paperback book printing, also known as perfect bound or softback, is the most popular type of softcover book binding. Paperback books are inexpensive to make and provide a durable, high-quality, professional look that can’t be matched. They offer an attractive printable square spine. Saddle stitch, wire-o, and spiral binding cannot offer this. A paperback book is the ideal choice for publications with higher page counts (28 pages up to 2 inches thick), such as pocket books, guidebooks, tradebooks, manuals, handbooks, novels, fiction, nonfiction, textbooks, mass market paperbacks, and more. They are less costly to produce than hardcover books.

paperback Book Types

Paperback or Perfect Binding

Perfect Bound Book printing
Paperback, also known as perfect binding, is made from 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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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 Paperback Book Types

Paperback book printing can be used for a variety of purposes, such as self-publishing your own softcover photo book, nonfiction book, genre fiction, trade paperback, and so much more. Paperback Books are particularly useful for printing thick, higher page count books that cannot be saddle-stitched. PrintingCenterUSA produces high-quality paperback books with an expert, softcover appearance.

Literary Novel

Literary Novel

A literary novel is about ideas, with an overarching theme that is distinct from the narrative. They are generally considered more intellectual books.

Softcover Photo Book

Softcover Photo Book

Create high-quality softcover photo books in vibrant full color and a Gloss UV Coated or Matte Soft Touch Lamination soft cover for a luxurious look.

Textbook

Textbook

Self-publish textbooks with ease! Create a textbook that is up to 2 inches thick with our online paperback book printing services.

Genre Fiction

Genre Fiction

Genre fiction is also known as popular fiction. Is it supposed to appeal to readers and fans of fiction and has a focus on plot.

Mass Market Paperback

Mass Market Paperback

Mass Market paperbacks are small paperback books that are cheap to product to appeal to the largest audience possible.

Nonfiction Book

Nonfiction Book

Print an autobiography, biography, or educational paperback book quickly and easily with PrintingCenterUSA.

Novels

Novels

Self-publish your own novel with a stunning UV coating or Soft Touch lamination finish. Your novel can be between 28 and 2 inches thick.

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback

Trade paperback books are larger than mass market paperback books, often similar in size to a hardcover book. Our paperback books can be as large as 12x12.

Paperback Books Ideas & Examples

Let PrintingCenterUSA take your paperback book project from concept to finished product! We have worked with and helped a number of businesses, schools, authors, self-publishers, and photographers design, mail, and print their paperback books. Below are ideas, case studies, and examples from real customers to help you get the most out of your next paperback book 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

What is a Mass Market Paperback?

Mass market paperback books are mass produced for large audiences at an affordable price. They are usually smaller, and the text is in a smaller font. These are also called pocketbooks because they fit easily into a purse or back pocket. The most popular mass market paperback book size is 5.5 x 8.5.

What is a Paperback Book?

A paperback book, also known as a softcover, softback, or perfect bound, is a book that is bound together with glue rather than staples. The cover is made of thick paper or cardstock. Paperback books have a square spine and are less expensive to create than hardcover books.

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.

How Many Words Per Page in a Paperback Book?

The number of words per page in a paperback book depends on the font size of your file and the page size that you choose. However, in general there are about 250-300 words per page using a 12 point font.

What is the Minimum Page Count for a Paperback Book?

The minimum number of pages is 28 pages. The maximum width of a paperback book is 2” thick. When ordering your product, you need to have pages in 2-page increments. Click here to learn more about page count for paperback books.

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Beautifully produced at the best price. Thank you!
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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!!!
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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.
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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. :-)
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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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Turned out great!
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The book exceeded expectatons.
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These guys have by far the best prices for my children's book and have delivered on changes in a timely manner. Friendly and professional.
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Great experience. Easy, good communication and product delivered as expected. Will certainly had these folks again!
2 months ago
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Customer service was phenomenal. There were many questions as this was a first printing with them, and they answered all of them quickly and satisfactorily. We had a minor hiccup with the proof which they corrected and sent a fixed proof immediately. Finished product was exactly what we expected. More than happy with the end result and the customer service that got us here.
2 months ago
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Excellent customer service. Very helpful. The books look great. I couldn't ask for anything more. Will definitely have more printing done by Printing Center USA.
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I am overjoyed of the outcome, I am extremely satisfied and can’t wait to order thousands more copies
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Excellent service and fast delivery. Highly recommended!
2 months ago
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Very fast and very affordable! Will definitely be purchasing through them again!!
2 months ago
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What I loved about Printing Center USA is that their website made ordering so easy. I shopped around online and found their website to be transparent with pricing as well as the best prices for my small order. When I had made an error in my online selection, customer service contacted me right away and remedied the problem. My workbooks arrived 8 business days (5 day shipping to CA) after placing order. They were nicely packaged and the quality was excellent (100#glossy color cover, 70#uncoated text greyscale, 40 pages perfect binding). I will definitely order from PCUSA again.
2 months ago
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Looking good. They worked hard to make thing right.
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Love the service and quality. I definitely recommend it and I definitely going to print again with them!
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The customer service, ease of ordering and quality of the delivered product was outstanding!
2 months ago
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I had my entire book collection printed, which consisted of 5 children’s books. The customer service was extraordinary! Each book was extremely high quality and absolutely perfect! The books were also received within the timeframe provided. I am extremely satisfied and will exclusively print my items through them moving forward.
2 months ago
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This was my third time purchasing and certainly will not be my last. The quality is always outstanding and my books arrived very quickly. Customer service is very friendly, too!
2 months ago
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The online order form was very intuitive and the customer service rep I talked to was extremely patient and helpful with me for my first book publishing experience. The proof arrived early, exactly as I expected it to look. And my order arrived about 2 days ahead of schedule. My book looks great and I will definitely use Printing Center USA again.
2 months ago
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Booklet fully met expectations
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We searched and searched for a reasonable, quality printer in the U.S., to use for a children’s book. From the beginning, we were impressed by Printing Center USA. The format/design program on their website was the most user friendly we found and printing and shipping were prompt! We are so pleased with the quality of these books! They are beautiful! Colors are crisp and clear and the cover and inner pages are heavy duty and high quality, the matte finish we selected is beautiful as well! We will absolutely be ordering more of this book from Printing Center USA as well as using them for all of our future projects! Can’t recommend highly enough!
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We are a repeat customer, always excellent service, quality and on-time delivery. Highly recommended. Thank you again for your assistance.
2 months ago
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Great Customer Service, Quality product, Fast turn around! Seamless ordering after they had someone walk me through the process of saving a huge file. The book is 8.5x11, 300 pages, 100 books. I even shipped to the wrong address and they re-roughed the shipment for me quickly! Thank You So Very Much!!!!!
2 months ago
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The quality of customer service was excellent! I will definitely use them again.
2 months ago
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The process was a little confusing at first, but the assistance that helped me along the way did an amazing job explaining it all to me! This was my first time printing and I learned a lot. I'll definitely be returning them in the future for additional printing!
2 months ago
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They did a wonderful job printing a childrens book my stepson authored and I illustrated. The colors were perfect!! The help I received was always thorough, quick responses to questions and they are absolutely beautiful! Thank you a million times over
2 months ago
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I was very pleased with the quality of the printing of my 70 page perfect bound books. Pricing was reasonable and I though the colors were spot on. Looking forward to working on my next project with you all.
2 months ago
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My poetry books turned out beautifully! I ended up going with the SoftTouch Lamination on the cover and I love it. The file submission process was fairly easy - I just uploaded my pdf that I created in Indesign. The ink coverage on the full color, large scale pictures was smooth, and the colors were accurate to the screen. Shipping seemed like it took forever, but it wasn't any later than they had said it would be - I just couldn't wait for them to get here.
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I was impressed with the quality and weight of the paper used for the cover as well as for the inside pages. Also the picture I provided was a very and sharp reproduction.
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I have worked at or managed a printing plant all my career until I retired. I have always wanted to write something on my mother because she was killed before 15 of her 16 grandchildren got to see her. I found your company by searching "printing books" on the internet. I ordered and received your extensive sample packet, followed your guidelines and finished my 24 page booklet on "My Mom". I felt good about what I had written. I sent the PDF file to you on January 8, received a proof within three hours and I OK'd it. You said I would receive printed product by 9:00 PM on January 19. I received it at noon on January 18 and it was beautiful. Better than I expected. I ordered enough copies for my siblings and all of Mom's grandchildren and great grandchildren. The reviews have been great! Thanks for all your help. I am spreading the word on Printing Centers USA!
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I will not use this company again. We went through two rounds of the proofing process and the books still were printed incorrectly. This company would not reprint the books. I am now having to pay an additional cost to have my books printed correctly. Seek another printer!! NOW!!
2 months ago
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Color and quality look very good
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I asked for a few drawings of mine to be printed in a small magazine and I have to say, it came out AWESOME!! The prints looked as if I was looking at the drawing itself! Hands down recommend!
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Nice printing and binding. Color is true and perfect bind seems well done
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Phenomenal!!!! This was my first experience with Printing Center USA and I will be back. Everyone that I worked with was professional and knowledgeable about their role in getting my book printed. I even learned some things that I will use in getting my books printed. A great company to get great results and great customer service AND A GREAT LOOKING BOOK! When my client saw their book, they were shockingly pleased. The first word that was said was WOW! This book is an illustrated children's book. Thanks to everyone who worked on my book. I highly recommend Printing Center USA. CALL THEM TODAY!
3 months ago
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Fast, professional, quality service, even over the holidays. Highly recommend!
3 months ago
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This was my first time using this company and I was on a deadline. They shipped 460 books on time and communicated with me the whole time! I will definitely use them in the future.. I was happy and so was my client!
3 months ago
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Fabulous customer support, and quick turn around! Highly recommended!
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The team was very professional. The books came in quickly and were exactly what we were hoping they would be. We will be using them again.
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exactly what I expected !!
3 months ago
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They handled my project in a timely manner and the results were excellent. They had a lot of valuable information on their website so I was able to provide them with a project that was ready to print. The proofs were easy to review and I was able to make minor changes without extra charges. I will definitely send my projects to them in the future to be printed.
3 months ago
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Wonderful service. Beautiful printing and quick delivery.
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Everything was done and promised on time as they said it would be done. The staff was helpful in getting my goals accomplished.
3 months ago
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The books arrived on time as promised, packed very well, and are beautiful. The quality is amazing
4 months ago
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The entire process of submission and printing of my book was very easy, quick, and excellent. There were many choices with full description and reasonable prices. The final book was better than I thought it would be. I would definitely use them again.
4 months ago
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I was delighted with the printing of the book. It looked beautiful, the service was great, and the shipment was prompt. I bought 50 copies and will reorder!
4 months ago
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Thanks for the great service, the perfect bound books came out amazing and on time for the scheduled delivery date as well.
4 months ago
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Great service and communication with Nicole is awsome. This was my first time ordering print, I am greatful i found them. My planner came great, the color and the quality just excide my expection. Thank you guys and I will continue to do business!!!
4 months ago
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Print USA was an amazing company to work with! Their site was simple and easy to understand. Their support team answered our questions and gave suggestions on page weight and cover design. They were incredibly supportive! We were thrilled with our finished product! We highly recommend them!
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Very pleased with my book. Production time was excellent! You pretty much have to be knowledgeable regarding formatting for printing, which was frustrating. They did however recommend a very good designer! More expensive than just submitting. Overall, highly recommend!! Will definitely use again if they are available!!
5 months ago
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Books were printed and finished beautifully.
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Great printing company. Choices were outstanding. Printing was fast same as delivery. 5 star company. Will buy again from them.
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We were extremely pleased with our Adventures in Art book. And we'd like to thank Rina and everyone involved in the production of the book. We look forward to working with you again.
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Very happy I printed my books with this company. Not only is the quality outstanding, they were finished and delivered to me very quickly. I placed my second order just a week after placing my first because I was so thrilled. Will definitely be returning for any of my printing needs in the future
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Everything I wanted it to be.
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It was easy to navigate the website and order the book. Communications with the person assigned to my project were also very productive. The book came out great!
5 months ago
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The book turned out pretty good. It's pretty much what I was expecting. I would have liked the inside pages to have been plain paper instead of the coated paper used. I specified matte finish on the inside pages, but I didn't realize the type of paper that would be used. Also, I don't fully understand the whole Bleed. trim line thing. I specified 8.5" X 11" with a 1/8" bleed. My book is entireIy graphic images. I was hoping for the image to take up the entire page. But instead the images were reduced in size ti fit within a 1/8" border. I would like to know how to specify a full page image without the border. Thank you Michael Smith
5 months ago
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This is my first attempt a writing a book. The printing process was made so easy and quick by Printing Center USA. I specially wan to thank Rina for her help and compassion. It almost 40 years to finish this project. I am now working on the second book. I will most definitely use Printing Center. Thanks !
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Excellent quality, fast turn out, and best prices so far ( given its in the USA )
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Fast, great looking finished product and a reasonably good price. My favorite thing was that they are in my state in the USA. Keep your business in America.
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Great turn around and staff to print exactly what I need
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The book turned out great better than I expected. I saw 1 mistake, but the error is all mine. Thank you for such a quick turnaround.
5 months ago
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Very positive experience. Website easy to use to design book. Printed result exceeded expectations with high quality paper and good quality color photographs. Order arrived early and with extra copies. Worth the money.
6 months ago
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Printing Center USA sent out a 2nd proof at no charge due to a minor printing error. We were satisfied that they corrected the error, and we went forward with the printing order on our first book.
6 months ago
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In this day of technology and knowledge the truth that you can receive a stunningly professional and high quality printed book delivered to your door within a truly short amount of time is simply phenomenal! Thank you for allowing me to affordably and conveniently create my Life's work.
6 months ago
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Your company is just what we needed. The book came out exactly as planned. The client loved it.
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My sales rep was not very responsive and very short, but the quality of my product was exactly as I expected. They're quick and probably the best deal out there! Just don't expect the sales reps to wait on you hand and foot.
6 months ago
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The books are gorgeous! The quality exceeded my expectations, in a timely manner and with courteous customer service. I will highly recommend PCUSA!
6 months ago
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I have been purchasing children's books and coloring books solely from PrintingCenterUSA , i have been provided consistent excellent service and a quality product.
6 months ago
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I didn't know what to expect. I trusted that everything would turn out okay, but it was much better than I could have imagined. The look and feel of the booklets were perfect! Thank you so much!
6 months ago
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great product produced
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My first time ordering from them and working with them was a breeze. They handled everything with care and ease. I will definitely be using this company again!!
6 months ago
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Good value, my book turned out exactly how I expected with quick turnaround.
6 months ago
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Printing Center USA did an amazing job on my first children's book. I was thrilled with the colors and printing quality. Every book came out perfectly and exceeded my expectations. Thank you Printing Center USA!!!!!
6 months ago
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Great product! Ordered bound books and they are fantastic! Will be ordering more for all my bound book needs.
6 months ago
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I absolutely loved my order the printing cake out perfect the process was very easy and affordable prices that no printing company can beat ! The quality of the paper weight and color cake out perfect
7 months ago
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Nothing but praise for this company! My mother wrote a book about her life filled with photos to hand out to her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren when we celebrate her 90th Birthday. The printing for her book was excellent quality and perfect with the timeline. Wonderful, caring and thoughtful customer service as well. Just cannot say enough good things! Highly recommend this company for any printing jobs.
7 months ago
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Outstanding products, sales, and service!!!
7 months ago
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It was fast, and my books were so beautiful! I just love their work. Will be coming back for sure.
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There is a less expensive book level postal rate if below 50 lbs
7 months ago
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Book was delivered when promised and exactly as we had ordered. Great Job team!!!
7 months ago
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Because I am a self-published author/publisher of children's books who needed a different type of book production this time, I did my research and landed on Printing Center USA. I was not disappointed in the final product. In fact, I was beginning to design a new bookmark when this review opportunity came in. Thanks! Halina Schafer, Third-CareerPress.com
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Shipping and handling are very expensive. I would think very few people need 2-3 day delivery. You must allow other shipping options.
7 months ago
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Excellent Product. 110% Satisfied - - With extra time on my hands due to COVID-19 restrictions, I decided to write a few pages of “Things I Remember” about my childhood and growing up. Well, the few pages turned into 150 pages covering my earliest memories, to my marriage, and beyond. Being 82 years old and now being married for over 57 years, I had lots of memories to capture. I decided to have the memories printed to surprise my wife. After researching my options, I decided on PrintingCenterUSA. Based on the reviews, I was expecting a quality product on my book, but the quality and customer service definitely exceeded my expectations. My contact, Allison, was great to work with, and kept me informed of the progress during the printing and shipping process. I am more than satisfied with PrintingCenterUSA, and definitely recommend them to anyone with printing needs. Phil Tate
7 months ago
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Your team pulled out yet another amazing product! Very happy with our booklet.
7 months ago
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Fast turnaround, met expectations! I've used this team before and was pleased enough to use them again! Would definitely use them again for my quick, on demand printing needs.
8 months ago
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Printing Center Professionals were professional and 100% helpful from the initial call on how to use their app to create a draft book including pictures and text. The finished product was dynamic and we were very pleased when we received 75 copies for distribution by my wife to our Friends and Relatives. Thank you Lee J.
8 months ago
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The product came on time and was of good quality.
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My second order which was fast and beautiful printed. I am completely happy.
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Very happy with the customer service, the pricing, and the quality.
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Excellent quality, exceeded my expectations. Great looking book. A special thank you to Rena and Lynn! They both were very helpful and patient in resolving the issues in order to produce a product that I am so proud of. Tell the boss you should get a raise!
8 months ago
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Amazing work!
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OMG! I am so happy with my finished book! When I first opened my package I was so excited and couldn’t believe what I saw. High quality and professional products put together for my family’s surprise! I will let everyone know about your company and always return for future endeavors. Thank you so much!
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The images and writing are superb. The overall sizing in comparison to the size of the page are all wrong. This is my first art book and I am not happy with the outcome. Disappointed to be honest. The writing is huge and one of my photos of me takes up the entire page. Now, I know this is my fault but there should be someone that guides the customer to make the right choices on sizing, ect. WITHOUT having to pay extra. That should come with the process. I don't know if I will use you guys again because I am so disappointed and embarrassed at how they turned out. I have already pre-sold 25 of them so I have no choice but to use them.
8 months ago
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Great resource for small batch printing! Customer service was excellent where the team kept me updated even when the news was unpleasant due to equipment breakdowns. Final product was exactly as expected and we are very happy with the end result. Onlline portal works well for uploading and approving artwork. Quoting is easy online. Happy with the end result - even used them again for a second project!
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