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What kind of book binding options do you offer?

We offer:
Paperback books (Perfect Binding).
Hardback Books (Case Binding).
Ring Binding for Training Manuals.
Wiro Binding for Reports.
Saddle Stitching for Brochures and Magazines.

How long will it take to receive my order?

Current leadtime for Express Delivery 1-3 working days from proof approval. *Except Hardbacks.
Current leadtime for Paperbacks Standard 7-10 working days from proof approval.
Current leadtime for Hardbacks Standard 10-15 working days from proof approval.

How To Set A Book Before Printing Video?

Do you check my files for errors?

All files are checked for any obvious layout errors, but we cannot be held responsible for any problems that arise due to files being set out incorrectly. As you can appreciate we deal with several hundred files per week so it is hard for our pre-press team to see everything, that is why we recommend you print a proof copy of your book before you proceed with printing.
Listed below are some handy hints and tips on how to set your book.

  • You need to save your file as print ready PDF.
  • 3mm bleed is required. Book Cover Guides click here.
  • If creating the book in Microsoft Word, please select mirrored margins, and set your margin, ideally the left hand side margin needs to be 5mm larger.
  • To set your spine we supply a handy spine width calculator.

Do I have to see a proof copy or can I send my files for you to print straight away?

We are happy to skip the proofing process for urgent orders, but cannot be held responsible for any errors that may arise due to the files being set out incorrectly.

Do I pay VAT for my order?

All books are non-vatable, you will only pay VAT for delivery, artwork or any other work subject to VAT.

How is my order delivered?

We use DPD for almost all deliveries. You will need to be at the delivery address to sign for your books when they arrive. You will receive an email confirmation to let you know when your proof/main delivery will be.

Do you keep copies of my book files for future orders?

We will keep a copy of your files in our archive for a minimum of 2 years.

How many books should I order?

As we are a digital book printing company there are very little set up costs involved in printing your books. The choice is yours on how many you print but make sure you only print what you need, the days are gone of ordering in bulk for a cheaper unit cost. Use our our instant book printing quote system.

Spine Width Calculator

To help you gauge your spine width, we have a handy spine width calculator tool, you can download it here.

How do I send my files to you?

You can send files up to 2GB to our Elite Publishing Academy File Instant Upload. You can also post them to us on a CD or memory stick.

When do I pay for my order?

We ask for 100% payment before we start work on your order. We offer a 100% money back guarantee in accordance with our terms and conditions. Our aim is to produce your book to your requirement, if that means producing 5 proof copies we will do.

Can I see a printed copy of my book before the full order goes to print?

Our standard procedure is to print and bind one copy of your book and post it to you for checking for all orders over 99 copies (Ie: 100 copies). Elite Publishing Academy cannot be held liable for any work that has not had a hard copy proof. For all orders of 100 copies and more you will receive a printed proof copy. Any quantity below 100 can be purchased for £75.00 ex VAT.

Do you produce printed books in all sizes?

We can produce books in most sizes. The largest size we can print is A4 portrait (297mm x 210mm). As there are so many different book sizes we cater for most, so please use the closet size possible from our instant book printing quote system.

Can you supply hardback books?

We can supply hardbacks in quantities of 10 copies or more. We produce all hardbacks in-house.

Do you offer credit accounts?

We do offer 30 day credit accounts for businesses and organisations subject to financial status. For information on how to open a business account please contact or call your account manager on 0800 689 0548.