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 involves making plates, so for smaller runs, it’s not the most economic 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.
At 48 Hour Books, we want to support self-publishers, so we offer an offset printing option for those who will benefit. We don’t do offset printing inhouse, but we have a trusted partner who provides the printing services. We manage the process, so you still have the support of our team.
Generally speaking, you should consider offset printing if:
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.Contact Us