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PrintNinja is the best choice for self-publishers and small businesses, offering professional printing at low per-unit costs. With years of custom, high-quality printing experience, our experts are here to help you every step of the way. At PrintNinja, we provide the best softcover book printing services at an affordable price.

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About Our Process
We offer a variety of cover options for softcover book printing projects. Most “softcover” book projects are called “perfect bound” – the outside of the spine is smooth and is generally printed on; inside, the pages have been bundled and stitched together and then glued to the outside cover. We’ve been sourcing perfect-bound work from China since 2009, and believe that can successfully deliver your project.

About Our Customer Service
A little bit about us: our customer service team is based in Chicago. We work on custom printing projects every day; more than half of our projects are “perfect bound” or “softcover” in the way that we talk about it here. Much of our work is with creators and indie publishers. We don’t specialize in one genre or customer group, but we do specialize in offset printing – which is higher quality and has better ink durability than digital printing processes. Our account managers are trained, experienced and easy to get along with. Our prepress artists will patiently explain the process of getting your art ready for press. We hand-manage every print job from the time of first inquiry until the time that the job is delivered to your final location. That level of involvement and commitment means short response times to questions and effective communication back and forth when should issues or questions arise.

About Our Print Professionals
We have an office in China, and it makes an enormous difference in the level of quality and service that we can provide. Hardcover book printing projects require more coordination than saddle-stitched or perfect-bound books, and having “boots on the ground” makes a big difference when it comes to guaranteeing great results. China is a great resource for small runs of high-quality printed materials. The image above shows Daniel, our China office manager, inspecting the first sheets off of an offset press run in one of our factories. We maintain a presence in the factories that we use. We do it to represent your interest and to make sure that the goods that come off press are exactly what you expect and deserve. You can have confidence in our ability to deliver specialty options and complex specifications because we’re fluent in both English and Chinese, and our teams have been working together for many years.

All of this experience and infrastructure makes it easy for us to offer quality guarantees, and we’re delighted that it results in strong references. Our testimonials and service ratings attest to the fact that our systems and people are good at helping deliver quality printing jobs to customers. If you are shopping for someone to handle your softcover book printing project, you can click through onto our instant price calculators to get started today – samples and development resources are just a few clicks away.

PrintNinja was very helpful in working with me to make the best project possible, making sure the pages were to spec and the colors were good, and in keeping me informed on all of the steps in the proofing / printing / shipping process.

You were always upfront and honest, your reps made a point of staying in touch with me and getting back to me in a timely manner, when there were problems I was notified immediately and PrintNinja had already dealt with the problem.

They delivered just as promised and the quality was outstanding. I was a little leery having a book printed overseas, but they swept those fears away. I would not hesitate using their service again!

Why Print with PrintNinja?

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Every project is print and bound with the best materials by experienced professionals. Our dedicated team in China works with the same factories as top-notch publishing companies.

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With years of experience, our U.S. based customer service team serves a global audience and will lead you through self-publishing step by step. We value clear communication, and we’re always available to answer your questions.

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Sell your project and profit, without sacrificing quality. Save with our low per-unit costs.

Durably Made, Smyth-Sewn Softcover Books

Our perfect softcover binding is Smyth-sewn and glued for maxiumum durability. The flat spine offers another opportunity for custom artwork.

Professional-Quality Printing and Binding

Made from the best available materials and methods, our books are built to withstand countless reads. Design unique elements with special features like embossing to complete your vision.

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Sell your book—the more you print, the lower your unit cost. Get the same quality as top-notch publishing houses for less.

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The PrintNinja Standard Sample Pack includes:
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  • Foil stamping color options
  • Need to know file setup tips
  • Walkthrough of our services
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