Custom Bound Book Printing

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Book printing is available in a variety of custom formats & binding options. Aspiring authors to marketing professionals, your custom book won’t get buried on the shelf.

Custom books are a unique client leave behind, enhance meetings and help share your brand. Tell us your goals and we’ll provide a solution.

Book Questions

Here are some questions we’ll ask to help understand your project needs.

  • What size do you need printed?
  • What paper stock?
  • Matte or Glossy finish?
  • Is it double-sided or single-sided?
  • Is it portrait or landscape?

Our team is excited to help get the pages turning on your custom book.

“The flipbooks arrived and they look fantastic! Thank you so much for taking care of this – we love them! Wonderful service! Cushing helped us print & assemble a somewhat unusual project with waterproof paper & carabiner binding, and throughout the entire process from quote to delivery they were very fast, very responsive & helped us research solutions as challenges came up. The product printed beautifully & everyone we interacted with was knowledgeable, helpful & polite.”
On the market for a print partner?

We understand not every order is for thousands of pieces, and that’s OK!

Please keep in mind that we do have a $35 minimum – this keeps your material cost down – and the attention to detail up!

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Perfect Bound Book Binding

Perfect Binding, Powerful Results

What is a perfect bound book? A binding style that resembles a paperback book and comes in a variety of sizes. Laminating adds a professional look to stand out from the competition. When it comes to perfect bound binding, clients tend to call ahead even if their book or design is still in the beginning stages (which is great; we love these inquiries). In the design phase? Explore the perfect binding infographic below. Make your presentation perfect with a perfect bound book!

Perfect Bound Book Assortment

Here are some perfect bound books.

Val was so helpful and patient with everything that went into our order. The books turned out great and everybody loved them. Cushing was so wonderful to work with and we will definitely be using them again in the future!”
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Book Printing Beyond Chicago

As part of a growing network of ReproMAX partners, Cushing can coordinate your book printing needs across the country (and in some international locations.)

Our team will do their best to assist you, wherever the project.

Get in touch with us to learn more!

“I had a super tight deadline to get a small order of printed books for an important proposal. Somehow, Cushing delivered in time, the books were flawless, and we won the business! The quality of the HP Indigo Digital Press was incredible. Two of the decision makers at the meeting remarked at how professional the proposal books were, and I’m convinced that gave us the edge. I’m very impressed that Cushing treated us with such care and attention even with our last-minute order. No doubt I’ll be coming back to them again.”
Coil/Spiral Bound Book Binding

Coil/spiral document binding allows you to lay documents flat when open, or turn pages notebook-style. We have a wide selection of classic spiral binding styles and cover options perfect for document printing.  Spiral is strictly plastic. Customers tend to request this option because it works well to spruce up a presentation and catches the eye.

GBC Plastic Comb Binding

GBC plastic comb books are an inexpensive, low maintenance option for many document types, including financial reports and training guides. We tend to receive a number of requests from architectural and engineering community for this binding option. It can be used with many applications and popular within manufacturing and the engineering printing industries.

“The personal phone call from Maht put Cushing at the top of the list. The personal touch showed me right away that Cushing was a dedicated and professional service.”
Saddle Stich Book Binding

It has nothing to do with horseback riding, but this binding option is offered in response to frequent client requests received by our customer service team: I need a book printed and bound but don’t want it that big?

Or: I need a multipage piece but not bulky, thin in appearance. Sound like your project? Saddle stich is an option for you to consider.

This binding is what you most often see in publications such as magazines using two-to-three staples.
By The Book

Your custom book is a useful leave behind. Don’t forget to include critical information such as your website and contact details.

Make it easy for your prospects and customers to get back to you.

Wire-O Book Binding

Ideal for shorter presentations, wire-o binding can be used for annual reports, marketing collateral, pricing books, sales reports or ANY other document that needs a special flair. Wire bound books are sturdy, will deliver the impressive results you need and keep the pages flipping. Many marketing directors spec this bind specifically; most likely it will come down to personal preference. Want a sample? Lets talk.

“I can’t thank Cushing enough for the incredible work they have done for us. Always able to fit in our often last minute request and always the top quality. Cushing is our go-to for all of our printing needs over at Whittl!”
Proposal Printing and Binding

From event agendas and programs to a syllabus, these can be a simple two-paged staple document or 400 page document. Speaking at a conference or trade show in Chicago? Have a critical sales presentation? We can have all your print ready materials here when you arrive.  We can even have them ready for you in over 200 cities in North America and the UK, right out of Chicago.  Simply want to impress your audience with a high quality, customized document? Consider proposal printing. Not only will your audience be impressed, they’ll be able to reference the information you presented for days and weeks to come.

Our Typical Custom Book Customer?

With so many professionals and businesses in the city of Chicago, no two inquiries are the same. Clients include Chicago-based advertising agencies, writers, business and owners. Custom printed books to additional small format printing, check out our latest digital press, offering incredible quality, by clicking the image below.


Judge A Book By It’s Cover?

No matter if you are an aspiring author or marketing manager, we take your printed books seriously and want you satisfied. You want to create a custom book that’s as unique as you are. It’s sure to get rave reviews.

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