Whether you need 50 or 2,500 printed books, Laguna Digital has the equipment to handle all of your book printing and binding projects. We utilize a mix of traditional offset printing presses and state-of-the-art digital printers, as well as a variety of paper stocks and binding options, to accommodate your specific project needs.
The pocket book trim size is the most popular option for romance, mystery, light literature and other genre fiction books.
Right, Stephen King?
Somewhere Stephen King is saying, “Yes. I am quite familiar with this format.”
Popular pocket book text paper stock selections are 50lb or 60lb Natural with black and white printing and perfect binding.
Digest trim size is commonly used for compilation publications
(like TV Guide or Readers Digest), but is also a great option for poetry books and genre fiction. This size looks fantastic with virtually any paper stock option and perfect binding.
US Trade trim size works well with all binding styles and text paper stock options. It’s like the easygoing best friend of book sizes, and is a popular selection for sports books and other non-fiction titles.
Another great option that works well with all paper stock and binding types, square sizes are often used for larger format fiction, non-fiction, photography, children’s books, and cookbooks.
Landscape books make beautiful art, photography, and children’s books. This size is a popular option for the works: premium hard case binding, full color text printing on gloss paper stock, and dust jacket—a work of art in and of itself.
The classic comic book style is great for saddle stitching and low page count color printing.
Commonly printed on 60lb or 80lb gloss text paper stocks, popular uses of this size include magazines, children’s books, promotional literature, and…what else?
Oh, right: comic books.
This size has many uses including text books, art and photography books, children’s books, training manuals, cookbooks, and religious publications. Since it works well with all binding styles and text paper stock options, it’s a lot like your easygoing best friend the US Trade trim. Just, you know…bigger.
Choose color text printing for book projects requiring color within the body of the book. Images should be 300 PPI and use CMYK. Although we will be able to convert any RGB images to CMYK for printing, this may result in color shifts. So, you know, heads up. We recommend you view this change on your own computer so you can adjust for accuracy.
Curved plastic teeth are inserted through holes punched along the binding edge of the book spine, making Comb binding a popular style for instruction manuals, medical periodicals, and other educational materials that may require easier access for adding and removing content as it changes over time.
Don’t worry, we’re on it. Our experienced staff will work with you to make sure your whole book—from art to content and covers—represents the smart, professional-looking final product you’ve had in mind all along.