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Book Printing and Self Publishing

Self publishing has really come into its prime. In the early 1980's, black and white digital printing using laser printers created a never before seen market. Today we take laser printing for granted. In fact, most homes now have a full color laser printers capable of micro book printing. So how does this technology come together for your inner "budding author"? AlphaGraphics on Camelback has helped many authors, (many of them first time authors) go from draft manuscripts to finished printed books. Book printing is not hard, but it sure helps to have a partner who can help guide you. That is were we come in. We offer a cafeteria of services that every self publisher can use. If you need just a little help, or are totally clueless, not a problem. A partial list of our services include: Cover design, ISBN registration, book layout and design, on-demand printing or mass production press runs, conversion of your book to e-Book, shipping and fulfillment of your book orders. Book printing on many different paper weights, finishes and colors and book bindings ranging from coil bound or wire "O" binding. These loose leaf bindings are great for journals and education manuals. Soft cover (called Perfect Binding) is the most popular binding for self publishers. A full color wrap-around cover printed on high quality 14 point C1S cover stock with durable UV gloss coating is what we use for most of our book printing projects. If a true hard bound (also known as Case Binding) is what you had in mind, not a problem. The inside pages are encased in thick board, with our without foil stamping on the spine and a full color glossy dusk jacket make your book and award winner. Book publishing using hard cover binding is much more expensive than perfect binding, and in general requires larger press runs and less flexibility in sizes. Do you need some guidance on creating ISBN numbers, registering your book with Bowker, or perhaps you have questions one copyright laws, give us a call. Our resident self publishing expert, Larry Furlong will be happy to meet with you. Call Larry at 602-263-0122 and ask for an appointment, no obligation.

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FAQs

  • What types of printing services does AlphaGraphics offer?
    AlphaGraphics specializes in custom brochure and booklet printing services. Whether you need full-color brochures, booklets, or leave-behinds, we have the expertise and technology to deliver high-quality, visually appealing printed materials for your business.
  • Can I get my brochures and booklets printed in 24 hours?
    Yes, at AlphaGraphics on Camelback, we offer fast and efficient brochure and booklet printing services. We can take your print-ready PDF file and have your booklets and leaflets printed in 24 hours or less. Custom printed booklets with quick turnaround are our specialty.
  • What formatting options are available for booklet printing?
    AlphaGraphics offers digital booklet printing in black and white or full color. You can choose from a variety of style, weight, and colored paper options. Additionally, we provide various binding styles, including perfect binding, saddle stitch, and coil binding, allowing you to illustrate your point clearly and effectively.
  • Does AlphaGraphics provide design services for brochures?
    Yes, AlphaGraphics on Camelback offers design services for brochures and booklets. Whether you have completed designs or need assistance with the design and layout, our experienced graphic designers can create professional materials that effectively communicate your message and represent your brand.
  • How do I start the printing process at AlphaGraphics?
    Getting started is easy. Bring in or send us the booklet you wish to print, select the formatting options suitable for your project, choose the size and paper for pages and covers, and specify the quantity. Our team is flexible on run quantities, making it convenient for you to print the desired quantity of brochures or booklets.
  • What printing technology does AlphaGraphics use?
    AlphaGraphics on Camelback utilizes HP Indigo 7900 digital full-color printing presses, known for providing the highest quality in the industry. With super-fast digital printing capabilities, your full-color or black and white printed pieces will grab attention and get noticed. We also use the latest printing technology for on-demand booklets and leaflets.
  • What sizes are commonly used for brochures and booklets?
    The most common sizes for brochures and booklets are based on a standard 8.5" x 11" letter-size sheet, folded to create various formats. Popular sizes include bifold (5.5" x 8.5"), trifold (3.625" x 8.5"), and rack cards (4" x 9" or 3.5" x 8.5"). AlphaGraphics can provide templates for proper folds and other formats like rack cards.
  • What are the different binding options for booklets?
    Booklets can be saddle-stitched, perfect bound, plastic coil bound, GBC comb bound, twin loop wire "O" bound, or hardback bound. Each binding method has specific uses and cost advantages or disadvantages. AlphaGraphics experts can guide you through all your options to choose the best binding method for your specific project.
  • Can AlphaGraphics send brochures directly to clients?
    Yes, once your design is finalized, AlphaGraphics can print and directly mail brochures to your targeted audience through our direct mail marketing services. We can assist in purchasing a targeted mailing list based on demographics, ensuring your brochures reach the right audience effectively.
  • What sets AlphaGraphics Camelback apart from other printers?
    AlphaGraphics Camelback stands out as a local brochure printing expert with over 40 years of experience serving clients in Arizona. We print all products onsite using top-notch digital printing technology, including HP Indigo 7900 presses. Our full-service capabilities cover design, print, finishing, and mailing, providing a one-stop solution for your brochure printing needs.
  • How can I get a quote for my brochure or booklet printing?
    To get a quote, you can send your information, including quantity needed, size, folds, etc., to AlphaGraphics. If you have a print-ready file, it's preferable to send a high-resolution PDF file with crop marks and bleeds for accurate printing. AlphaGraphics experts can quickly provide a fully written quote tailored to your requirements.
  • Does AlphaGraphics offer professional graphic design help?
    Yes, AlphaGraphics has a full-time staff of four degreed graphic artists available at competitive hourly rates. Whether you have a napkin doodle or need assistance with fixing your file, our graphic design team can transform your ideas into professional, eye-catching designs for your brochures and booklets.
  • What is the most popular size for brochures and booklets?
    The most popular size is a standard 8.5" x 11" letter-size sheet, either folded in half for a bifold or folded in thirds for a trifold brochure. These sizes are versatile and commonly used. Rack cards, although not brochures, are typically 4" x 9" or 3.5" x 8.5" and printed on two sides of card stock in full color, often with a high gloss finish.
  • What finishing options are available for brochures?
    AlphaGraphics offers special finishing options such as spot UV coating, full flood coating with silk or high gloss UV coatings or laminates, custom die-cutting for special shapes, and business card die-cut slits. These finishing touches enhance the visual appeal of brochures, making them stand out and leave a lasting impression.
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