Print & Production


New Press Books offers both digital and traditional press-run book printing both in black and 4-colour. Each of these printing methods has its advantages.


Digital Printing

Digital books are produced on Xerox digital presses capable of rendering full colour artwork and illustrations at press quality. There is no sacrifice in the final results.

The primary advantages of digital book printing are realized when the quantities are 500 and less. 

Here are some of the benefits: 

  • Lower initial setup costs
  • Easier adjustments for colour and type weight
  • Faster production times
  • Simple recall and reprinting 

Our automated impositioning system reduces the prepress setup time and simplifies the file submission requirements. A simple PDF document with pages in order at size is all that is required. 

If you have never seen your book in print, you may find that you need to make changes to images, type sizes and general page layout. Digital printing provides you with a printed proof that will look just like the finished work. No more guessing. 

Even if you plan to do a press run of the final job, producing a small quantity of digital copies is a great way to share it with editors and proofreaders in case late revisions are required. We can provide you with “rough proofs” copies printed on standard paper and usually unbound suitable for markup. 

Digital production also allows us to modify the files you provide, adjusting colour and print-weight to suit your specific requirements. Digital books are typically produced in 5-7 days depending on the quantity and binding method. Rush printing can reduce that to 3-4 days for quantities of 100 or less.

Once your book has been printed, a digital file is created making reprints easier and faster. There is significantly less job setup time, impacting on your per unit price and consistency is maintained. This is important if you are producing a series of short-runs and need to assure photos and illustrations have the same colour & contrast.


Press Printing 

Press printing is best for longer runs (500+), large books both in page size and page count or when unusual paper types are required. Although the initial setup is more involved resulting in higher prepress costs, there is a significant saving on the actual per-unit print cost on large quantities. 

Here are some of the benefits: 

  • Lower per-unit cost on longer runs
  • Wider range of paper types
  • Heavier cover weights
  • Larger sizes 

Standard presses use larger sheet sizes than digital machines and have higher maximum paper weights. Resolution and image quality are essentially the same between the two printing methods.



We offer a variety of popular book binding option in-house including Perfect, wire coil, spiral and stitched (staple). We also offer hard-back bookbinding through an outsource provider.