children's books

Children's Book Printing

If you’re looking to print children’s books, you’re in the right place. Ignite young imaginations with our high quality childrens book printing services, brought to life by our industry leading print technology. Crafted to foster creativity and learning, children’s books captivate young readers with brightly printed images and bold engaging text. Our high quality childrens book printing ensures that your illustrations are faithfully reproduced on the finest papers and bound together to be durable, so that your books can be cherished by children for years to come. Dive into a world of print that entertains, educates and inspires with YouLovePrint!

Children's Book Printing

If you’re looking to print children’s books, you’re in the right place. Ignite young imaginations with our high quality childrens book printing services, brought to life by our industry leading print technology. Crafted to foster creativity and learning, children’s books captivate young readers with brightly printed images and bold engaging text. Our high quality childrens book printing ensures that your illustrations are faithfully reproduced on the finest papers and bound together to be durable, so that your books can be cherished by children for years to come. Dive into a world of print that entertains, educates and inspires with YouLovePrint!

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Custom Size Children's Book Printing

We offer custom size children's book printing, so you can make your children's books truly unique. This is perfect for printing square shaped children's books.

We do this by cutting a standard paper size down to fit the desired dimensions of your children's book. So when you place your order, choose a standard paper size that the height and width of your children's book design would fit inside.

When you upload your artwork, make sure that it is sized to print at your custom size. Then contact our customer services team, quoting your order number.

If you cannot fit your custom children's book size within the standard paper sizes on our website, please contact us and we will endeavor to get you a bespoke quote and get your job into production.



Children's Book Binding Types

There are generally 4 types of children's book binding – Staple Bound, Perfect Bound, Wiro Bound and Case Bound. Although they are often referred to by similar names.

 

Staple Bound

Also known in the trade as Saddle Stitched. Pages are bound by 2 staples through the middle of the children's book. This is the most affordable form of children's book binding and commonly used for magazines, zines, brochures and comic books.

 

Perfect Bound

Also known in the trade as PUR, which is an abbreviation of PolyUrethane Reactive adhesives. Perfect Bound children's books have their pages glued into a flat spine. Perfect bound children's books typically include paperback books, high end magazines, graphic novels, catalogues and prospectus.

 

Wiro Bound

Also known as Wire Bound, because pages are held together by a loop of wire that winds through holes punched in the papers. Wiro bound children's books are typically diaries, notepads, manuals and activity books.

Case Bound

Also known as hardback, because of the hard cover which is fixed around the outside of pages glued together into a flat spine, similar to the inner pages of a perfect bound children's book. Hardback children's books are usually reserved for premium or hard wearing books, notebooks, diaries and collections of art or stories.



A Real Children's Book Printing Company

We created YouLovePrint to make professional children's book printing available to everyone online. As part of the PurePrint Group, we print everything ourselves in the UK on industry leading printing machines. Our team of print experts are committed to achieving the print quality that your children's books deserve.

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Saddle stitched and wiro bound children's books only require 1 print file PDF consisting of all pages in order (outside front cover, inside front cover, 3, 4, 5, etc, inside back cover, outside back cover) as single pages. For perfect bound and case bound children's books, we require a Cover file PDF with a spread design, and an Inner file PDF containing all pages in order as single pages.

Yes. We’re one of the best perfect bound printing companies in the UK. PUR binding requires a minimum number of pages.

Only if your children's book is going to be perfect bound or case bound. Perfect bound children's books require a Cover file PDF of 2 spreads (Outer cover and Inner cover with spine). Case bound children's books require a Cover file PDF which must include an outer spread of your front cover, spine with 5mm hinges either side and back cover design, all surrounded by a 20mm bleed area. This is in addition to the Inner file which includes all pages in order as single pages.

For small runs, we tend to print your children's books on HP Indigos for offset digital printing and for larger runs of 1,000+ copies, we use Heidelberg Speedmasters for offset litho printing. For more information, please see our plant list.

Yes. All our papers are FSC® certified, Pureprint Group is a CarbonNeutral® company and ISO 14001 Environmental Management certified. For more information, please see our sustainability accreditations.

Nope. You can enjoy full use of our web-to-print platform and customer services without paying a penny. You only pay when you’re absolutely ready to print.

Our web-to-print system accepts PDF files. For the best results, we recommend CMYK colour artwork with a 300dpi resolution. The maximum file upload is 2GB. Please contact our team if your file size is larger and we'll help you get your file into the workflow. Please ensure that fonts are embedded in your PDF. And please thoroughly check your digital proofs prior to printing.

Yes, please speak to our customer services team and they will be happy to supply a PDF or InDesign template for your chosen product.

Yes. Once you upload your artwork files, our online printing system has a children's book proofing feature to help you check your proofs, flag any issues and ask our customer service team any questions you may have before you send your job into production.

If your children's book is perfect bound or case bound, the system will calculate the spine width of your children's book for you when you add pages to your order. You can also see the spine width at the bottom of the file upload screen.

No. Printed children's books are exempt from VAT.

Yes. Choose a standard paper size that the height and width of your children's book design would fit inside. When you upload your artwork, make sure that it is sized to print at your custom size. Then contact our customer services team, quoting your order number.

We offer many types of children's book binding. Saddle Stitched (aka:Staple Bound) is when pages are held together by 2 staples through the middle of the children's book. Perfect Bound (aka: PUR) is when pages are glued together against a flat spine. Wiro Bound (aka: Wire Bound) is when holes are punched in your papers and they’re held together by a loop of wire. Case Bound (aka: Hardback) is when a hardback cover is attached to pages glued together against a flat spine.

No, but please include your spine design in your Cover file PDF if your children's book is perfect bound or case bound.



Benefits of Ordering with YouLovePrint

Quality assurance
We only use the best printing technology, top of the range equipment with commercial grade paper to bring you high quality, premium print.

VAT
Many products such as booklets, flyers and leaflets are not subject to VAT. Although, some items including posters and postcards are. We will calculate this for you at the checkout.

Combined delivery
If you add multiple print jobs to a single order, we’ll combine your shipping costs. Click the Add to Cart button to view the total price, including delivery.

Free samples
If you’d like to see examples of our high quality printing, email us with your address and the printed items that you would like to receive.