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Price and Cost Example

Book Printing Price and Cost Example

Paperback books printed by Lightning Press and perfect bound - POEMS and HYMNS

The example shown below, compares your book printing price & costs of a paperback book to a hardcover book. The quantity printed is 300 books. Using a book size of 5.5 x 8.5 inches and 66 total pages, 62 pages are printed in black ink, while 4 pages are printed in colored ink. Standard White 50# paper is used for the inside book pages. Each book cover is printed in vibrant full color, and protected with a special nylon high-gloss film lamination. Paperback books include a 10 pt C1S (coated 1 side) cover paper. While hardcover books are case wrapped and glued over a thick rigid board. This example shows an exact reorder paperback book printing cost of only $2.15, and only $9.98 for a printed hardcover book by Lightning Press.

Hardcover book printed by Lightning Press and case bound - POEMS and HYMNS

Create you own custom book price online by using our instant cost calculator and find out how much it costs to print your book. Print your book now with Lightning Press and instantly save money on the price of your book. Our cost per each book price goes down with the more books you print. Many self-publishers and publishing companies print small short run quantities ranging from 250-500 as that saves inventory space, and gives them the per each book price they need for high profits. Each publisher has different needs  and we always give you complete control over your book printing cost. Lightning Press is family owned and operated, manufacturing fast affordable online book printing with the highest bookstore and coffee table quality at the best price. Located in New Jersey, 30 minutes from New York City, and servicing nationwide. Order your own custom book printed online with Lightning Press today!

PAPERBACK BOOK PRINTING COST

$215each
  • Binding: Perfect Bound
  • Quantity Printed: 300
  • Trim Size: 5.5 x 8.5
  • B&W Pages: 62
  • Color Pages: 4
  • Paper: 50# White
  • Cover Paper: 10 pt. C1S
  • Cover Printed: Full Color
  • Gloss Film Lamination

HARDCOVER BOOK PRINTING COST

$998each
  • Binding: Case Bound
  • Quantity Printed: 300
  • Trim Size: 5.5 x 8.5
  • B&W Pages: 62
  • Color Pages: 4
  • Paper: 50# White
  • Cover Paper: Thick Board
  • Cover Printed: Full Color
  • Gloss Film Lamination

PERFECT BOUND PAPERBACK BOOK PRINTING

Paperback books, also known as softcover or softback books, are the most cost effective option available for printing your book. Lightning Press prints bookstore quality softcover books that are perfect bound, hinge-scored with strong square spins. Book pages are milled, notched, and roughened for maximum adhesive penetration. Our paperback books are manufactured with a special low temperature Hot Melt Adhesive, that has superior bonding characteristics for maximum strength and longevity.

CASE BOUND HARDCOVER BOOK PRINTING

Hardcover books are sometimes called hardbound, or hardback, and are extremely durable. Lightning Press manufactures the finest quality hardcover books that are case bound, super strong, meet rigorous library specifications, and are suitable for coffee table display. Book pages are also milled, notched, and roughened for maximum adhesive penetration. Our hardcover books exhibit excellent pulling strength, so your pages stay in place, while having easy page turning characteristics.

PRICE THE COST OF YOUR BOOK INSTANTLY

Use our FREE instant cost calculator below for your best book printing price online. Compare how much the printing of a softcover book costs to a printed hardcover book. SAVE MONEY with our many custom book printing options. Need your printing cost under $2.00 each – no problem. The calculator instantly shows your book printing price. Choose different paper types… plug in color pages and see the cost… try matte lamination… get the cost of using coated paper… maybe a different book size… even add more pages to your book. Find out how each option effects your book printing price with our cost calculator. This way you can always come under your printing budget. It’s fast, easy, and FREE.

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