Want to self-publish? Listed below is a selection of places to begin your search for a printer.
When looking at potential printers, remember to always look at a range of providers, research their previous work and testimonials, and understand your contract with them clearly. You’ll need to thoroughly research your options in order to find the service that’s right for you.
McPhersons Printing is located in Victoria. They can print an extensive array ofbooks, from paperback novels through to training manuals, and offer both digital and offset printing. As well as outlining their services, their website also features a number of helpful PDFs on how to prepare files for printing and advice on binding.
Griffin Press is one of the larger printers in Australia. Located in South Australia, they offer both digital and offset printing across a wide range of books. Griffin Digital, the digital printing arm of Griffin Press, also offer Print on Demand or print runs as low as 50 copies.Their website outlines the guidelines required to print with them, including details on cover designs and illustrations, file types and how the files are transferred. They also list helpful self-publishing contacts that they havepreviously worked with, including design, typesetting and photography services.
Ligare is located in New South Wales. Their website details the different printers they have on hand, including a journal printer, digital book printer, and shortrun magazine printer. They have a wide range of paper stocks and binding options, and also offer warehousing to store books both short and long term. Ligare’s Digital Print Facility suits print runs under 500 copies. They are able to keep your book’s files stored on their system, so that you are able to continue print orders without a lot of hassle. With limited changes, books are normally available within a few weeks.
OrtBindery offers bookbinding, book restoration and boxmaking classes, as well as custom binding services. Their services include wiro binding, industrial stitching, gold foiling/debossing and paper drilling.