General Information

General Information


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Proofs and Guarantee

Our book customers are always provided with proof copies and we guarantee that the books in the print run will be up to the same standard in every way as the proofs. With some types of books, such as hard cover case bound ones, it may not always be possible to provide proofs that are exactly the same as the final print run, but we will discuss this with you.

All of our printing is undertaken on the basis that you must be happy with the result or the books can be returned with the option of reprinting or your payment refunded. 


We have other options but by far the most common papers that we use for books are;

  • 80 gsm standard paper
  • 100 gsm paper
  • 115gsm picture quality paper
  • 80 gsm Munken Cream paper (older style look) 

Laminated covers

Our colour printed covers do have durability of their own without being laminated but for that extra bit of protection and to enhance the look we provide both gloss and matte lamination when required. 


Binding Methods

Three common binding methods shown here are, from top to bottom, perfect binding, wire binding and hard cover case binding.






Colour or Black & White Pages

Colour is more expensive than black and white but it can be printed on any page within a book. These no longer need to be grouped together as was sometimes the case in the past. Images that are printed right to the edge a page will cost a little more and in some cases may reduce the dimensions that the book can be finished to.




The term booklet refers to a "book" that has been folded and stapled and not bound with a "square flat" spine. Booklets are cheaper because of the reduced binding cost. They are limited to about 80 pages in size as thicker booklets are difficult to fold. Perfect binding is the better option for thicker books.




Prices for books vary depending on quite a few factors including the type of paper, lamination of the cover, binding, colour pages and the number being printed. We recommend you Contact Us and once we have the details of what you require we will provide a quotation.


A Customer Comments

"We have been a customer of Microfilm Digital Print for several years, and have always been very pleased with their standard of workmanship. Whilst formerly we used several printers, we have had by far the best results from this company so that nowadays we refer all of our new work to them"
- Robin Mitchell, Partner, Cadsonbury Publications.


Note: Our definition of a page in a book is; the side of a leaf of paper. A leaf has a page on each side, printed or blank. And leaves? They are the sheets of paper in the book.