Large Format Book Printing

Large size Book Printing
Large Format paperback Book Printing
Large Format Book Printing and Binding Services
Large Format Book Printing
Large Format Hardcover Book Printing
Large size Book Printing
Large Format paperback Book Printing
Large Format Book Printing and Binding Services
Large Format Book Printing
Large Format Hardcover Book Printing
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Some book printing projects don’t fit into standard dimensions. We understand that. And that’s why we developed our specialized large format book printing service.

Sometimes you need to go big. Coffee-table books, art books, and photography books, for example, often fall into the category of “oversized” or large format books. Finding a printer willing and able to handle large formats can be frustrating. But if that’s what you’re looking for, relax. You just found us. It’s what we do.

At QinPrinting, we print exquisite, premium-quality large format books for major publishing houses and independent creators. Coupled with almost 30 years in the industry, an expert and enthusiastic team, cutting edge printing technology, and unrivaled customer service, our dedication and commitment sustain our first-class global reputation for excellence.

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Quantity
We are an offset printer, rather than a digital or print-on-demand service, so we must impose a minimum order quantity (MOQ). We’ve set ours as low as possible, at 100 units. But with offset printing, the higher the quantity you order in a single print run, the lower the cost-per-unit.
Size
Choose preset dimensions from the dropdown menu or click “CUSTOM SIZE” to enter your own custom dimensions.
Please use the format, width x height; so, 5.5" x 8.5" would mean 5.5" wide and 8.5" high.
size
The possible size range is 3.74" to 11.69" in width or height, allowing for portrait or landscape orientation.
Cover
A hardcover book’s cover is printed on one side only; the outer-facing side. The inside front cover and inside back cover are glued to the end sheets.
Cover Paper
As standard, we wrap the grayboard casing in 157 gsm / 58 lb cover paper. If you need a special material or a solid color paper for the cover, please contact us first to discuss your options.
157 gsm

157 gsm ≈ 58.0 lb Cover Paper

Grey Board Thickness
Lamination
We laminate only the outside of the cover as the inside is glued to the end sheets.
Surface
We offer a comprehensive selection of special surface finishes that we can apply to most covers, with a few limitations. For example, spot UV can only be applied to matte laminated and soft-touch laminated covers.
These options are only suitable for gold or silver foil stamping up to a 150 mm x 30 mm area; and embossing, debossing, or spot UV up to a 200 mm x 50 mm area. If the special finish area you need is larger than this, please contact us to get a quote.
Besides gold and silver foil, we can foil stamp designs in a range of colours. If you need a special colour foil stamp or have specific surface requests, please contact us. We’ll be happy to help.
End sheet
The end sheets connect the hardcover casing and the interior pages when binding the book. So, there are two end sheets, one at the front and one at the back and both glued to the grayboard cover.
blank end sheet
color end sheet
End Sheet Paper
If your book size is 8.5" x 11" or less with an interior page count of fewer than 320 pages, then a good option for the end sheets is 140 gsm / 95 lb offset paper.
If your book size is larger than 8.5" x 11", then 170 gsm / 115 lb offset paper would be better.
If your end sheets will be printed and your book’s interior uses gloss or matte art paper—say, for an art book or coffee table book—to make sure the colors match well, use 157gsm / 58 lb gloss or matte art paper for your end sheets.
1 gsm ≈ 0.68 lb Text Paper
Inner
Page Count
One sheet of paper is equal to two pages.
page sheet
page sheet
 
The total page count is a multiple of 4. When printing and binding your book, we fold sheets into “signatures”.
If your book is larger, say, 8.5" x 11" or A4 size, one signature will have 16 pages. So, the inner page amount should be divisible by 16. Making your page counts match signatures is the most economical solution.
The maximum page count for a hardback book is 800 pages. If your book is more than 800 pages, please contact us for a tailor-made quote.
Inner Paper
Please select your paper choice for your internal pages from the dropdown menu. If you have a special request not listed here, get in touch. We’ll do everything possible to satisfy your needs.
1 gsm ≈ 0.68 lb Text Paper
Binding
We use high-quality sewn hardcover binding which gives a “square” printable spine.
Sewing and hardcover
EXW Price 
Calculating
*The price doesn’t include shipping costs.
Contact us for the shipping fee.
Estimated weight:
Quantity
We are an offset printer, rather than a digital or print-on-demand service, so we must impose a minimum order quantity (MOQ). We’ve set ours as low as possible, at 100 units. But with offset printing, the higher the quantity you order in a single print run, the lower the cost-per-unit.
Size
Choose preset dimensions from the dropdown menu or click “CUSTOM SIZE” to enter your own custom dimensions.
Please use the format, width x height; so, 5.5" x 8.5" would mean 5.5" wide and 8.5" high.
size
 
The possible size range is 3.74" to 11.69" in width or height, allowing for portrait or landscape orientation.
Cover
The cover is composed of four pages. They are the front cover, the inside front cover, the inside back cover, and the back cover.
Cover Paper
If you need special paper not shown in the dropdown menu, please contact us.

1 gsm ≈ 0.68 lb Cover Paper

Lamination
We laminate only the outside of the cover.
Surface
We offer a comprehensive selection of special surface finishes which we can apply to most covers, with a few limitations. For example, spot UV can only be applied to matte laminated and soft-touch laminated covers.

These options are only suitable for gold or silver foil stamping up to a 150 mm x 30 mm area; and embossing, debossing, or spot UV up to a 200 mm x 50 mm area. If the special finish area you need is larger than this, please contact us to get a quote.

Besides gold and silver foil, we can foil stamp designs in a range of colours. If you need a special colour foil stamp or have specific surface requests, please contact us. We’ll be happy to help.
Inner
Page Count
One sheet of paper is equal to two pages.
page sheet
page sheet
 
The total page count is a multiple of 4. When printing and binding your book, we fold sheets into “signatures”.
If your book is larger, say, 8.5" x 11" or A4 size, one signature will have 16 pages. So, the inner page amount should be divisible by 16. Making your page counts match signatures is the most economical solution.
Inner Paper
Please select your paper choice for your internal pages from the dropdown menu. If you have a special request not listed here, get in touch. We’ll do everything possible to satisfy your needs.
1 gsm ≈ 0.68 lb Text Paper
Binding
If your book has 48 pages or fewer, we recommend saddle stich as your binding option.
If you have more pages and choose fairly thin paper, such as 80 gsm /54 lb or 105 gsm / 71 lb text paper, we recommend perfect binding.
If your book has heavier interior paper or the page count exceeds 200 pages, sewn perfect binding will be your best choice.
Wire-O and spiral binding are other options and both of them open flat.
perfect binding
sewn perfect binding
wire-o binding
saddle stitch binding
spiral binding
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Estimated weight:

If you would like to print larger sizes, please contact us for a quote

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Large Format Book Printing Costs

At QinPrinting, we work closely with businesses, publishers, and independent creatives to produce large format books of unparalleled quality. But we also strive to offer the best price to quality ratio in the world. That’s why we review our work processes and supply chains frequently to make sure we can always deliver superb quality books at the most competitive prices you’ll find anywhere.

You can get an immediate estimate of how much it will cost to print your large format book with our at-a-glance pricing charts. Unlike most offset book printing services — which demand a minimum print order of 500 or even 1,000 books — we offer a minimum order quantity (MOQ) of just 100 copies. But as you’ll see from the charts, the more copies you order in a single run, the less you pay per unit.

Hardcover Large Format Book Printing Price Chart (325mm x 325mm)

All prices listed in AUD

Quantity 100pcs 300pcs 500pcs 1000pcs 2000pcs 5000pcs
Page count
Unit
Total
Unit
Total
Unit
Total
Unit
Total
Unit
Total
Unit
Total
240pp
$68.06
$6,806
$28.11
$8,434
$21.02
$10,509
$14.76
$14,762
$11.96
$23,918
$9.86
$49,306
300pp
$83.05
$8,305
$34.22
$10,267
$25.52
$12,758
$17.79
$17,791
$14.27
$28,545
$11.68
$58,416
360pp
$97.99
$9,799
$40.43
$12,129
$30.10
$15,049
$20.82
$20,820
$16.61
$33,213
$13.50
$67,524
  • Please note that all prices are EXW our facility and do not include shipping costs.
  • Cover: 157 gsm / 58 lb coated cover paper with matte lamination wrapped on 2.5 mm thickness greybeard
  • End sheets: 160 gsm / 108 lb uncoated text paper, blank
  • Inner: 157 gsm / 106 lb coated text paper
  • Cover and inner: full colour printing

Paperback Large Format Book Printing Price Chart (245mm x 340mm)

All prices listed in AUD

Quantity 100pcs 300pcs 500pcs 1000pcs 2000pcs 5000pcs
Page count
Unit
Total
Unit
Total
Unit
Total
Unit
Total
Unit
Total
Unit
Total
80pp + 4pp
$13.13
$1,313
$5.58
$1,674
$3.99
$1,993
$2.70
$2,700
$2.16
$4,326
$1.93
$9,635
100pp + 4pp
$16.18
$1,618
$6.88
$2,063
$4.92
$2,460
$3.38
$3,382
$2.68
$5,360
$2.37
$11,864
120pp + 4pp
$19.05
$1,905
$8.10
$2,429
$5.82
$2,909
$3.97
$3,973
$3.15
$6,305
$2.79
$13,944
  • Please note that all prices are EXW our facility and do not include shipping costs.
  • Cover: 250 gsm / 92 lb coated cover paper with matte lamination outside
  • Interior: 128 gsm / 86 lb coated text paper, full color printing
  • Cover and inner: full colour printing
  • Binding: sewing and perfect binding

For a more precise quote tailored to your needs, try our online Printing Cost Calculator. Just follow the link, drop in your information, and get an instant quote! If you have questions, get in touch and one of our knowledgeable in-house experts will be delighted to help.

Large Format Book Maximum Sizes

Large format book maximum sizes depend on the binding style you choose. We offer sewn hardcover, sewn perfect bound, and stapled saddle stitch binding.

Saddle-Stitched 

The maximum size for a stapled book is 12.2″ x 12.2″ or 310 mm x 310 mm.

This means that we make the book out of folded sheets stacked inside each other, often with an added cover sheet of glossy art paper, and then stapled together down the spine. The name comes from the original process of sewing the pages together with binding thread. This binding is only possible with a page count divisible by four, to a limit of 48 pages.

Saddle stitched Large Format Book
Saddle stitched Large Format Book

Sewn Perfect Bound 

In portrait orientation, the maximum paperback book size is 9.625″ x 13.5″ or 245 mm x 343 mm. In landscape orientation, the maximum paperback book size is 12.8″ x 12.8″ or 325 mm x 325 mm.

Also known as paperback or softcover binding, this is a popular binding style. We collate and print the interior pages in sets called signatures, which are then sewn together and fixed into a wrap-around cover made of heavier art paper or lightweight card stock. This option gives you a truly beautiful book for a minimal outlay.

softcover Large Format Book
softcover Large Format Book

Sewn Hardcover 

In portrait orientation, the maximum hardcover book size is 9.625″ x 13.5″ or 245 mm x 343 mm. In landscape orientation, the maximum hardcover book size is 12.8″ x 12.8″ or 325 mm x 325 mm.

In this binding, we organize the interior pages into signatures which are then printed, cut, and sewn, and glued into a hard casing covered by a printed sheet or other material which forms the cover. This binding is the most resilient and professional-looking, especially if you add special treatments such as embossed titles, debossed titles, soft touch lamination, and metallic foil stamping; or a custom-made printed dust jacket, a slipcase, marker ribbons, and sewn decorative headbands.

hardcover  Large Format Book
hardcover  Large Format Book

Another aspect of large format book printing and binding is the thickness of the spine. The spine’s thickness is determined by the weight of the paper you choose and the number of pages. As a rule, we can’t print large format books which have over 800 pages. However, if you have a book project of those dimensions, please get in touch and we’ll discuss the options available to you.

Large Format Book Paper Options

Most large format books we print are designed as coffee table, art, or photography books. And they generally include a mix of text, graphics, artwork, or photography. So, whether choosing hardcover, paperback, or stapled binding, you’ll need several papers in the book’s composition. If your book’s content is primarily visual, we recommend printing on premium-quality gloss or matte art paper to get the most vivid and color-faithful results. Gloss and matte both have coated surfaces, perfect for printing that will reproduce your photographs and artwork. Gloss paper is often best for books with full-colour spreads and less text, whereas books with more text may benefit from matte paper. Matte paper will still give excellent colour or black-and-white reproduction while making the text easier to read because it’s less light reflective.

You’ll need at least two paper specifications for your large format book, for the inside pages and the cover. You may also want end sheet paper which can be colored or textured paper. But the choice of end paper depends on the book size and interior page count. For large format book printing and binding, we recommend 170 gsm / 115 lb or 190 gsm / 128 lb uncoated, coloured, or textured stock for the end sheet paper.

Large Format Hardcover

Casing Paper

Interior Paper

End Sheet Papers

Slipcase

Dust Jacket

Large Format Paperback and Stapled Booklet

Cover Paper

Interior Paper

Interior Paper

Additional Options for Large Format Book Printing and Binding

There are several additional options you can choose when completing the cover design for your paperback or hardcover large format book.

For paperbacks, why not add back and front cover flaps? They add little to the overall cost of production, but they provide extra print space for an author biography, content summaries, review snippets, publisher information, and more.

back and front cover flaps

For hardcover books, you could add a dust jacket or a slipcase.

Large Format Book Dust Jacket

The “dust jacket” makes cost-effective and elegant addition to any large format hardcover book. Used alone or combined with image wrapping, it finishes your book with a professional touch while adding five printable surfaces—front, back, spine, and two inside flaps. We can print it in full colour, gloss coat it, matte coat it; emboss, deboss, laminate, and foil stamp it, too, for added effects.

Large Format Book Dust Jacket

Slipcase

Slipcases are a fantastic way to add class, style, and extra protection to your large format hardcover books. They are made of stiff card stock like a box, but tailored to the size of your book, with one side left open so that when the book is inserted, only the spine is revealed. They can be made to house one or more books. We can cover the card stock with printed paper, cloth, vinyl, or leatherette as you prefer. The slipcase can be printed, embossed, debossed, gilded, and foil stamped, too.

Large Format Book slipcase

Popular Genres for Large Format Book Printing

Large format book printing and binding is a popular option for books which have a high visual content and need to look as impressive as they are practical. The most popular genres for large format books are:

Coffee Table Book Printing
Coffee Table Books
Art Books
Art Book
Photography Book
Photographic Book
Booklet Printing
Stapled Booklet

If you need superb, high-quality large format book printing and binding by a company that really cares about both the product and you, you won’t find it better than QinPrinting. We’ve worked hard to develop a world-wide reputation for excellence and we’re dedicated to delivering superlative products with unparalleled care and support. It’s what we do.

Let’s Talk!

We recognize that producing a large format book can represent a significant investment. So, we’d be delighted to discuss your project idea with you and work together to find a solution that meets your needs while keeping within your budget. Get in touch today to chat through your needs or to ask for a no-obligation quote. We can’t wait to help you make your large format book the most beautiful yet!

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