Book Printing

Custom Book Printing

Your books are your product, your business, your passion. Spectra offers book printing and fulfillment solutions to help you and your business bring your books to life and to your customers. Specializing in educational, fiction, non-fiction, training, product books, manuals and catalogs for publishers and companies worldwide, our leading-edge digital printing presses, streamlined book binding, finishing equipment and responsive customer service are what set us apart and allow us to provide you with high-quality book printing, shorter turnaround times and competitive pricing. To put it simply, Spectra delivers manufacturing and book printing solutions that help companies grow.

Educational Book Printing |  Educational Curriculum Materials | Study Guides and Exam Books | Fiction and Non-Fiction Books | Children’s Book Printing |  Language Building Materials | Owners Manual Printing | Training Manual Printing | Custom Booklet Printing | Catalogs | Custom Book Printing



More than ink on paper, Much more, actually.

How ink is laid down, paper stock, black and white versus color, page size, cover specs, binding, etc., all of these play a role in bringing your book to life. Our expertise in book printing helps you through the process from file prep and upload through proof approval, printing, binding and delivery fulfillment. We’re here to advise you and inform you every step of the way. Our high-speed digital presses provide true, rich colors, blacks and halftones with precise registration. Your 4-color covers and B&W or 4-color text pages will look their absolute best whether it’s the first book off the press or the last. We have passed rigorous testing to obtain G7 Master Qualified Certification, which means your book project is in highly skilled trained hands.

High-Definition Digital Book Printing 4C | B&W | Spot Color with Pantone match

Coating/Laminations Gloss | Soft Touch | Matte UV Coatings (gloss, satin and pattern) Sleeking – foil stamping solution for short-run digital applications (no dies needed)

Proofing PDF proofs: 24 – 48 hours from receipt of files Hard copy proofs (provided upon request): 2 – 3 days to produce and ship out

Turnaround Times Typically, 7 – 9 business days upon proof approval



Bringing it all together

Your text pages and covers have been printed. Now it’s time to bring them together and finish the process. With Spectra, you have an array of finishing options to choose from, each delivered with consistent quality and efficiency. Our in-house finishing lines handle:

PUR Perfect | EVA Perfect | Saddle Stitch | Wire-O | Plastic Coil | Drilling | Shrink Wrap Square Back (saddle stitch technique that mimics the look of perfect binding)



Getting your books where they need to go

Shipping, warehousing, fulfillment, kitting and protective packaging round out our complement of book printing and manufacturing services. Spectra also offers customized storefronts for online ordering. We can also integrate with your existing Amazon or Shopify storefront to provide order fulfillment. Using your shipping account, we ship nationally and internationally using the most cost-effective methods available to meet your schedule. If your books are part of our Inventory Fulfillment Program, orders are shipped out within 24 – 48 hours of receipt. If your books are part of our Fulfillment Program, we print and ship within 7 – 9 days of order receipt.


What is the difference between a book and a booklet?
A booklet usually has a smaller page count and is stapled on the spine. A book typically has more pages and is perfect bound.
What is perfect binding?
Perfect binding, commonly referred to as perfect bound, is where a group of pages, typically in a book, are bound together with an adhesive.
What is the difference between saddle stitching and perfect binding?
Saddle stitching is where the pages are folded over and stapled on the spine. Perfect binding is where the pages are bound together with glue and they are not folded over.
What does Print on Demand Books mean?
The process of Print on Demand Books is best used for smaller quantities of books. Print on Demand Books allows you to order only the quantity you need so that you don’t require the storage of books, and it offsets costly obsolescence.
What is Custom Book Printing?
Custom book printing allows you to specify the type of paper you want to use, color vs black and white printing and the type of binding for the book. Custom covers with special technique embellishments are also an option.
What is Print on Demand Book Fulfillment?
Print on Demand Book Fulfillment is when quantities of books are printed on demand and are stored in a fulfillment center for future shipping, or they can be shipped immediately after printing.
Can you get a proof with Print on Demand?
Depending on your printer, you should always request a proof for a print on demand book. Spectra offers proofing services with all print on demand book orders.
Can a print on demand book be part of a kit?
A print on demand book is a great element for a kit. The books can be produced and then added as part of a kit for any purpose.
Are training manuals considered books?
It would depend on the page count of the manual and how it is bound to be considered a book. Some smaller training manuals are considered booklets.
What is custom booklet printing?
Custom booklet printing allows you to specify the specific stock that you want to use, a combination of stocks can be used and lastly how you want it bound. Custom printing techniques such as sleeking can also be used on covers.

Spectra’s Charleston Fulfillment Center

Get in touch with us today to find out more about how Spectra’s Fulfillment Services Center and Warehouse in Charleston can help.