cookbooks

Cookbook Printing

Share your culinary prowess with others by printing cookbooks with YouLovePrint! Made with state of the art printing machines, our high quality printing should help your cookbooks to capture the essence of cooking by faithfull reproducing vibrant photographs and enticing recipes that leave readers drooling. Cookbooks printed by YouLovePrint are more than just another product, they’re a gastronomic journey brought to life through incredible print quality. Kickstart your culinary career with our cookbooks!

Cookbook Printing

Share your culinary prowess with others by printing cookbooks with YouLovePrint! Made with state of the art printing machines, our high quality printing should help your cookbooks to capture the essence of cooking by faithfull reproducing vibrant photographs and enticing recipes that leave readers drooling. Cookbooks printed by YouLovePrint are more than just another product, they’re a gastronomic journey brought to life through incredible print quality. Kickstart your culinary career with our cookbooks!

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Cookbook sizes

Size Width (mm) Height (mm)
A4 210 297
A5 148 210
A6 105 148
A7 74 210
DL 99 210
Square – 210 210 210
Square – 148 148 148
Square – 120 120 120
Square – 105 105 105
Custom size 105 297
Custom size 210 280

Cookbook binding

paper weight ►Binding ▼100,
115gsm
130,
150gsm
170gsm200gsm
 
Stapled
bound
8 – 40
pages
8 – 64
pages
8 – 56
pages
8 – 44
pages
 
Perfect
bound
24 – 400
pages
40 – 400
pages
32 – 400
pages
28 – 400
pages
 
Wiro
bound
250
pages
8 – 400
pages
8 – 330
pages
8 – 290
pages

Paper types

  • Silk
  • Recycled
  • Gloss
  • Natural
  • Uncoated


The Benefits of Online Cookbook Printing

Simple ordering system

Cost effective prices

Amazing quality

Free artwork checking

Superb customer service



Need help?

Call us on:
0203 0341 612
to speak to our friendly customer service team.

Paper

To learn all about our wide range of paper finishes and weights.

please click here.

Print Finishes

To learn all about our wide range of paper coating, lamination and UV varnish.

please click here.

How to upload your files

If you are creating a staple bound or wiro bound Cookbook, please provide the print file as a single PDF containing all pages in order (outside front cover, inside front cover, 3, 4, 5, etc, inside back cover, outside back cover) as single pages, not spreads.

If you are creating a perfect bound or hardback cookbook, you will need to upload 2 print file PDFs. A Cover file containing your front cover design, spine and back cover design as a single spread. And a separate Inner file containing all pages in order as single pages.

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 all fonts are embedded in your PDF file.

Colour

For best results, we recommend creating your artwork in CMYK Colour with 300dpi image resolution. Please be aware that uploaded RGB files will be converted to CMYK by our system, which may change some colours.

Black text should be set up with 100% black only to achieve the clearest printed text. If you are printing in greyscale, please set your artwork to greyscale prior to upload.

Cover

For saddle stitched and wiro bound cookbooks, your cover consists of four pages in your print file PDF in order with the other pages (outside front cover, inside front cover, 3, 4, 5, etc, inside back cover, outside back cover).

Perfect bound cookbooks require a Cover file PDF of 2 spreads (Outer cover and Inner cover with spine). Case bound cookbooks 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.

If you choose to laminate your cover, only the outer spread will be laminated.

Bleed

For all cookbooks, we ask for a 3mm bleed on each page and a 3mm quiet area inside of the edges of your page designs. Please refrain from adding important content to this area. We also recommend increasing the quiet area on the binding edge of your inner pages depending on the binding type. 5mm for perfect bound, 8mm for hardback and 12mm for wiro bound.

Binding

We have 4 binding options available for cookbooks, including saddle stitched or stapled, perfect bound, wiro bound and hardback. Please keep in mind that binding options may depend on the number of pages in your cookbook. With too few pages, you may be limited to saddle stitched, whereas too many pages might require perfect bound.

Spine for Perfect Bound & Hardback

If you choose perfect bound or hardback for your Cookbook, you will need to include a spine in your cover design. We’ll calculate the spine width for you and display it in your shopping cart, so you can be sure to create the proper size print file. We do not ask for a separate Spine file. Please include your spine design in a spread as part of your Cover file.

Completing your order

Please ensure that you upload artwork in the correct size and with the correct number of pages before ordering. You can only add pages in multiples of 4, so if you do not have enough content then you must add blank pages.

Please thoroughly check your proof before completing your order.



Custom Size Cookbook Printing

We offer custom size cookbook printing, so you can make your cookbooks truly unique. This is perfect for printing square shaped cookbooks.

We do this by cutting a standard paper size down to fit the desired dimensions of your cookbook. So when you place your order, choose a standard paper size that the height and width of your cookbook 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 cookbook 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.



Cookbook Binding Types

There are generally 4 types of cookbook 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 cookbook. This is the most affordable form of cookbook 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 cookbooks have their pages glued into a flat spine. Perfect bound cookbooks 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 cookbooks 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 cookbook. Hardback cookbooks are usually reserved for premium or hard wearing books, notebooks, diaries and collections of art or stories.



A Real Cookbook Printing Company

We created YouLovePrint to make professional cookbook 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 cookbooks deserve.

About Us



Saddle stitched and wiro bound cookbooks 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 cookbooks, 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 cookbook is going to be perfect bound or case bound. Perfect bound cookbooks require a Cover file PDF of 2 spreads (Outer cover and Inner cover with spine). Case bound cookbooks 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 cookbooks 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 cookbook 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 cookbook is perfect bound or case bound, the system will calculate the spine width of your cookbook 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 cookbooks are exempt from VAT.

Yes. Choose a standard paper size that the height and width of your cookbook 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 cookbook binding. Saddle Stitched (aka:Staple Bound) is when pages are held together by 2 staples through the middle of the cookbook. 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 cookbook 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.