We offer book printing of paperbacks (softbacks), hardbacks, journals and saddle stitched booklets. Our digitally printed books and journals can be either:
· Black and white text only
· Black and white with line drawings and/or photographs
· Colour throughout or a mixture of both*
*If you have just a few colour pages in your book then we will only charge those particular pages at a colour rate with the rest being charged at a black and white rate. Some book printers will charge the entire book at a colour rate even if it only has a small amount of colour in it.
If you need a printed book proof just to make sure that everything is looking as you would want it to before proceeding with the main print run then that is not a problem and we aim to produce these within 2 working days.
Because we have manufactured short run books for over 12 years we understand the technicalities, pressures and demands of this fluid and constantly changing section of the publishing industry.
Our unique work-flow and highly automated systems mean that delivery dates are reduced to a matter of days instead of weeks (paperbacks are typically produced within 5 working days). You can also be confident that we will deliver when we say we will.
Our customers like working with us because we make their jobs easier. We are proactive to avoid problems and accountable should any mistakes occur.
Our customer service staff go to great lengths to make sure your books are printed right. Their hands-on knowledge gives them the background and foresight necessary to help you plan your project, answer your questions, anticipate and respond to your needs, and make decisions with your best interests in mind.
We strive to build lasting relationships with our customers. As our partner, you are guided through the book manufacturing process with timely and accurate information. We believe in making our customers feel comfortable with the whole book manufacturing process and ensuring that their jobs run smoothly and painlessly.
We print books in all UK and US trim sizes ranging from A6 (148mm x 105mm) up to A4 plus (320mm x 320mm). If your book is a non-standard size then that is fine, we do not insist that you stick to a fixed book size, just indicate this on our estimate request form.
Click here to download our UK book sizes guide.
The minimum width that we can bind with a spine is 2mm (40 pages*) for a paperback and 6mm (100 pages*) for a hardback. The maximum is 65mm (1000 pages*). * depends on the paper chosen.
We can print on a wide range of substrates. Our stock papers include:
Covers are available in 230, 300 and 350gsm boards.
My mother, the author, was absolutely thrilled to bits. It’s been a project that’s taken her (and me!) several years to complete, but to see those final printed copies has ‘made her year’.
“As pleased as I am with the finished product, I also wanted to thank you for your personal assistance throughout the process. From start to finish you have represented 4edge admirably and I am left with the impression of a company that cares for customers as individuals and delivers outstanding service and value.
So once again ‘many thanks’ and I look forward to working with you and your colleagues again in the future.
“I highly recommend 4edge and they have restored my faith in book printers. The quality of my paperbacks are just amazing and they are very friendly and so helpful.”
“Please pass on our heartfelt thanks to the team for producing such a wonderful book. To have got it to us on time, even a day early, was more than we could have expected. The colour looks fabulous. Thank you all! You’ve thrilled a lot of little girls and their parents!!!!”
NHEHS Parents’ Guild
“Spooky Stories have just arrived and I cannot say enough to thank you for your patience and guidance. It looks superb. May this be the first of many. Thank you, it’s brilliant and a great start to the day.”
Binding includes perfect or PUR for paperbacks, perfect or sewn for hardbacks, saddle-stitched for booklets, Wiro-bound with a range of coloured metals, or half or full Canadian binding. Our hardbacks have square backs and can have printed paper cases (PPCs), loose dust jackets or Wibalin Buckram or faux leather cloths only with foil blocking plus extras including ribbon markers and head and tail bands.