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Offset Printing Services for Self-Publishers

Digital printing yields sharp, bookstore quality books, and it’s cost effective for most runs. However, if your run is larger (around 2,000 copies or more), offset printing is another option to consider.

Offset printing option

Offset printing involves making plates, so for smaller runs, it’s not the most economical choice. There are set up charges for the plates, and the process takes a little longer than digital. But it’s a very effective printing process once the presses are ready to run, so the cost per book goes down with larger quantities.

How we deliver offset printing services

At 48 Hour Books, we want to support self-publishers, so we offer offset printing services for those who will benefit. We don’t do offset printing in-house, but we have a trusted partner who provides the printing services. We manage the process, so you still have the support of our team.

When to consider offset printing?

Generally speaking, you should consider offset printing if:

  • You have a larger run of more than 2,000 books.
  • You do not need a quick turnaround. While offset printing can be done in a reasonable amount of time, it cannot be a real quick turn like digital.

Interested in offset printing services?

If you think offset printing might be right for your book, contact us to discuss. We will help you make the best choice and work with you throughout the printing process.

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