Book Printing & Binding

At AlphaGraphics, our self-publishing and book binding services give you the most binding options or methods including spiral/coil, wire-o, comb, hardcover and more!

Self Publishing and Book Printing and Bindery

Ready to self-publish your book? We’ve got great news—dealing with impersonal online book printers or corporate publishers is a thing of the past! AlphaGraphics on Camelback makes self-publishing effortless, so you can create an excellent product while working direclty with local professionals and local print and binding production . . . right here on Camelback, not offshore or overseas.

Feel free to call and talk directly to our resident self publishing expert, Larry Furlong at 602-263-0122. (Larry's Email is:  Lfurlong@alphagraphics.com) Or better yet, call and set up an inperson meeting to talk about your book, see printed samples, shop our extensive paper sample library, or tour our facility right here in the Biltmore area.

We have trained graphic design professionals to assist you in cover design, page layout and design — whatever your book printing needs, you can trust AlphaGraphics on Camelback.

Tips

  • Bring in your ready-to-print project or MS Word document and we’ll help you create your dream publication.
  • Enhance your final product with handouts, online tests, and quizzes or CD/DVD study guides.
  • Pick them up, or have your books shipped directly to their destination.

Book binding options

Rivet Concealed wire-O binding Side sewn Plastic Grip binding Screw and post Hardcover binding Perfect binding Tape binding Saddle stitching Three-ring binding Comb binding Wire-o binding Side stitching Corner stapling Spiral/coil binding

Finishing options

  • Silk Soft Touch Lamination
  • UV Coating
  • Clear or High Gloss UV Coating

From ideas to solutions, we make that.

Book Fulfillment & Publishing

Book Fulfillment & Publishing

After successfully publishing and marketing your book, custom online order fulfillment will be necessary to get your book shipped to customers.

Binding Options

Binding Options

Select from our wide variety of book binding options to fit your needs. Some options include; rivet, side sewn, hardcover, three-ring binding, comb binding, wire, coil, and more!

eBooks

eBooks

AlphaGraphics will help you create a digital eBook version of your printed work for devices like Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, Apple iPad, and more.

Yearbooks

Yearbooks

AlphaGraphics can help build the perfect yearbook. You can expect expert graphics design, professional-grade covers, durable material, custom finishes, and a variety of binding options.

Book binding, your local Phoenix, Arizona source!

As you can see by this web page, book binding can be a complicated process with many options to choose from. Let us simplify the process by finding out your vision and making expert recommendations.

Stop by our convenient Camelback Road location and look at actual bound book samples. We love to show off our work. Often, a few minutes with one of our competent staff makes fast work of what can be technical and confusing terminology. Some people call if soft back, others call it perfect binding. But at the end of the day, talking in person to someone who knows the difference really cuts through the clutter.

Unlike large chain office product stores of copy center, AlphaGraphics on Camelback is locally owned and caters to businesses. We work with the Arizona's largest companies making them look good in print. With most of our services able to be performed either same day or next day, give us a call, or stop in, we'll make you look good too.

Give us a call today. We have extended business hours at our Biltmore location, just north of Arcadia. Call today, 602-263-0122.

Specialized Book Printing Options

We can help with your book’s branding and packaging with specialized printing options to make you stand out among a sea of competitors. These include:

  • Foil Stamping -  metallic or colored foil is bonded by heat to the spine or book cover. Because foil stamping does not use ink, the foil color is not impacted by the color of the paper upon which the foil is applied. Foils in light and metallic colors can be easily used on darker colored surfaces.
  • Custom matching fly sheets, folders, or brochures that match your book’s branding.
  • Index pages that makes searching your book easier.
  • Full-color inserts - Add custom photos, tables or graphs to the center of your book.
  • Dust jacket or book  jacket - Add a detachable outer cover to your book with added text and illustrations. The back panel or flap can be printed with biographical information about the author, and a summary of the book, or reviews from authorities in your field. Besides helping to promote the book, a dust cover also helps keep the book cover from being damaged.

 Self-publishing has never been easier, and when we make your book perfect bound, you look perfect too. We also can coil bind your book with your choice of a variety of coil colors. Your coil options are standard plastic coil (also known as continuous coil), or metal wire-"O" binding. The advantage to these coil bindings is that they lay flat and are great for cookbooks, workbooks, and music books. And the best part, we can do many of the binding methods with print runs as few as one! Yes, get a sample book printed and bound from your print-ready PDF file! Need help getting your Microsoft Word doc converted into a print ready PDF file? We can help you do that too!

 We also have the ability to register your books with all the online registrars (and ISBN) so your book can be officially found on the internet. If you need copywriting help or editing, we would be happy to assist as well. We work with a group of editors that we have vetted and can get the job done, on schedule and on budget. In short, no more going out of state or working with web book printers who don't even know where Phoenix is!

Your Book Printing Specialists

All our work is done onsite, right here in our Camelback Road facility including ALL printing and binding!

SOME COMMON BOOKS WE PRINT INCLUDE: 

  • Cookbooks
  • Family Memoirs and Biographies
  • Technical and Training Manuals
  • Workbooks
  • Novels
  • Short Stories
  • Poems
  • Children's Books
  • Books from independent writers. 

Lastly, don't underestimate the cover. People DO judge a book by its cover. We have top-notch graphic designers onsite that will make a book cover that will delight you. Ask us to see some samples. We would be happy to show you some previously printed books we have done for a variety of clients, at all price ranges.

Five Book Cover Design Tips 

  1. Hire an Experienced Designer (Like ours!) - a professional book cover designer like the ones at AlphaGraphics Camelback understands the nuances of colors, fonts and images and has the right tools and resources to implement your vision. We listen to you, and your cover will be unique and professional!

  2. Avoid Clutter - Many visual elements are competing for the viewer’s attention.  So avoid too many colors, images and fonts. Again, let one of our graphic designers make your vision come to life.

  3. Consider the Cover Thumbnail Size - If your book is going to be sold online, the cover photo will appear in a thumbnail size. This is another reason to choose a simple design that is still impressive when reduced in size.

  4. Emphasize a Single Element - Pick one important element of your book to illustrate on the cover so the buyer can instantly know something about the contents.

  5. Get Feedback - Consider taking your proposed cover designs to associates or followers on your special media page for their opinion

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