Custom Notebook Printing

Notebook Printing Costs
custom notebook printing
Notebook Printing
custom notebook printing and binding services
Notebook Printing Costs
custom notebook printing
Notebook Printing
custom notebook printing and binding services
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We print and bind beautiful, user-friendly, fully customized notebooks for businesses, retailers, Amazon sellers, and more, using only the latest offset printing technology.

At QinPrinitng we provide personalized custom notebook printing and binding services. Everything from the size, paper, cover, artwork, style, binding and finishing is your choice. Our job is to realize your vision to the highest standards of quality and service at the lowest price so you can create notebooks to suit all your customers’ needs: planners, diaries, personal or themed journals, blank, lined, academic, novelty, and more.

Make QinPrinting your go-to printer for all your notebook printing needs. We have almost 30 years of experience working in the industry, an expert team, state-of-the-art offset printing and binding technology, and a genuine commitment to unparalleled customer service.

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Quantity
We are an offset printer, rather than a digital or print-on-demand service, so we must impose a minimum order quantity (MOQ). We’ve set ours as low as possible, at 100 units. But with offset printing, the higher the quantity you order in a single print run, the lower the cost-per-unit.
Size
Choose preset dimensions from the dropdown menu or click “CUSTOM SIZE” to enter your own custom dimensions.
Please use the format, width x height; so, 5.5" x 8.5" would mean 5.5" wide and 8.5" high.
size
The possible size range is 3.74" to 11.69" in width or height, allowing for portrait or landscape orientation.
Cover
A hardcover book’s cover is printed on one side only; the outer-facing side. The inside front cover and inside back cover are glued to the end sheets.
Cover Paper
As standard, we wrap the grayboard casing in 157 gsm / 58 lb cover paper. If you need a special material or a solid color paper for the cover, please contact us first to discuss your options.
157 gsm

157 gsm ≈ 58.0 lb Cover Paper

Grey Board Thickness
Lamination
We laminate only the outside of the cover as the inside is glued to the end sheets.
Surface
We offer a comprehensive selection of special surface finishes which we can apply to most covers, with a few limitations. For example, spot UV can only be applied to matte laminated and soft-touch laminated covers.
These options are only suitable for gold or silver foil stamping up to a 5.9" x 1.18" area; and embossing, debossing, or spot UV up to a 7.87" x 1.96" area. If the special finish area you need is larger than this, please contact us to get a quote.
Besides gold and silver foil, we can foil stamp designs in a range of colors. If you need a special color foil stamp or have specific surface requests, please contact us. We’ll be happy to help.
End sheet
The end sheets connect the hardcover casing and the interior pages when binding the book. So, there are two end sheets, one at the front and one at the back and both glued to the grayboard cover.
blank end sheet
color end sheet
End Sheet Paper
If your book size is 8.5" x 11" or less with an interior page count of fewer than 320 pages, then a good option for the end sheets is 140 gsm / 95 lb offset paper.
If your book size is larger than 8.5" x 11", then 170 gsm / 115 lb offset paper would be better.
If your end sheets will be printed and your book’s interior uses gloss or matte art paper—say, for an art book or coffee table book—to make sure the colors match well, use 157gsm / 58 lb gloss or matte art paper for your end sheets.
1 gsm ≈ 0.68 lb Text Paper
Inner
Page Count
One sheet of paper is equal to two pages.
page sheet
page sheet
 
The total page count is a multiple of 4. When printing and binding your book, we fold sheets into “signatures”.
If your book is larger, say, 8.5" x 11" or A4 size, one signature will have 16 pages. So, the inner page amount should be divisible by 16. Making your page counts match signatures is the most economical solution.
The maximum page count for a hardback book is 800 pages. If your book is more than 800 pages, please contact us for a tailor-made quote.
Inner Paper
Please select your paper choice for your internal pages from the dropdown menu. If you have a special request not listed here, get in touch. We’ll do everything possible to satisfy your needs.
1 gsm ≈ 0.68 lb Text Paper
Binding
We use high-quality sewn hardcover binding which gives a “square” printable spine.
Sewing and hardcover
EXW Price 
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*The price doesn’t include shipping costs.
Estimated weight:
Quantity
We are an offset printer, rather than a digital or print-on-demand service, so we must impose a minimum order quantity (MOQ). We’ve set ours as low as possible, at 100 units. But with offset printing, the higher the quantity you order in a single print run, the lower the cost-per-unit.
Size
Choose preset dimensions from the dropdown menu or click “CUSTOM SIZE” to enter your own custom dimensions.
Please use the format, width x height; so, 5.5" x 8.5" would mean 5.5" wide and 8.5" high.
size
The possible size range is 3.74" to 11.69" in width or height, allowing for portrait or landscape orientation.
Cover
The cover is composed of four pages. They are the front cover, the inside front cover, the inside back cover, and the back cover.
Cover Paper
If you need special paper not shown in the dropdown menu, please contact us.

1 gsm ≈ 0.68 lb Cover Paper

Lamination
We laminate only the outside of the cover.
Surface
We offer a comprehensive selection of special surface finishes that we can apply to most covers, with a few limitations. For example, spot UV can only be applied to matte laminated and soft-touch laminated covers.
These options are only suitable for gold or silver foil stamping up to a 5.9" x 1.18" area; and embossing, debossing, or spot UV up to a 7.87" x 1.96" area. If the special finish area you need is larger than this, please contact us to get a quote.
Besides gold and silver foil, we can foil stamp designs in a range of colours. If you need a special colour foil stamp or have specific surface requests, please contact us. We’ll be happy to help.
Inner
Page Count
One sheet of paper is equal to two pages.
page sheet
page sheet
The total page count is a multiple of 4. When printing and binding your book, we fold sheets into “signatures”.
If your book is larger, say, 8.5" x 11" or A4 size, one signature will have 16 pages. So, the inner page amount should be divisible by 16. Making your page counts match signatures is the most economical solution.
Inner Paper
Please select your paper choice for your internal pages from the dropdown menu. If you have a special request not listed here, get in touch. We’ll do everything possible to satisfy your needs.
1 gsm ≈ 0.68 lb Text Paper
Binding
If your book has 48 pages or fewer, we recommend saddle stich as your binding option.
If you have more pages and choose fairly thin paper, such as 80 gsm /54 lb or 105 gsm / 71 lb text paper, we recommend perfect binding.
If your book has heavier interior paper or the page count exceeds 200 pages, sewn perfect binding will be your best choice.
Wire-O and spiral binding are other options and both of them open flat.
perfect binding
sewn perfect binding
wire-o binding
saddle stitch binding
spiral binding
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*The price doesn’t include shipping costs.
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Notebook Printing Costs

At QinPrinting, we constantly monitor, analyze, and streamline our workflows and business processes so that we are on top of the game and able to deliver superb quality custom notebook printing globally at a fantastic price point. But don’t take our word on that! You can get a good estimate of how much your notebooks will cost with our at-a-glance price charts.

The precise cost of printing your notebooks with us depends on your design, the size, number of pages, paper and binding choices, the cover and interior artwork, special finishes, how many you order in a single run, and more. To get an exact quotation, use our helpful Online Printing Cost Calculator. Unlike most offset printers who impose a MOQ (minimum order quantity) of 1,000 or even more copies, we’ll print as few as 100 at a time. But the more you print in one go, the cheaper it is per unit.

Hardcover Notebook Printing Price Chart (5.5" x 8.5")

All prices listed in CAD

Quantity 100pcs 500pcs 1000pcs 2000pcs 5000pcs 10000pcs
Page count
Unit
Total
Unit
Total
Unit
Total
Unit
Total
Unit
Total
Unit
Total
80pp
$9.94
$994
$2.60
$1,300
$1.84
$1,841
$1.54
$3,087
$1.35
$6,727
$1.27
$12,724
112pp
$11.74
$1,174
$3.07
$1,535
$2.15
$2,154
$1.79
$3,575
$1.51
$7,545
$1.43
$14,307
140pp
$14.33
$1,433
$3.72
$1,860
$2.53
$2,532
$2.04
$4,083
$1.69
$8,433
$1.58
$15,845
  • Please note that all prices are EXW our facility and do not include shipping costs.
  • Cover: 157 gsm / 58 lb coated cover paper with matte lamination wrapped on 2.5 mm thickness greybeard
  • End sheets: 140 gsm / 95 lb uncoated text paper, blank
  • Inner: 100 gsm / 68 lb uncoated text paper
  • Cover and inner: full colour printing

And don’t forget that at QinPrinting, we pride ourselves on our customer service and we’re always here to help you with questions. Just contact us by telephone, email, Skype, the chat box, or our helpful online contact form. One of our custom notebook printing and binding experts will be happy to assist.

Popular Notebook Sizes

We can print your journal in any size or format you would like, but to help you, here’s a quick list of the most popular sizes our customers ask for and their customers prefer:

  • Letter: 8.5” x 11.0”
  • Half-Letter: 5.5” x 8.5”
  • A5: 5.8” x 8.2”
  • Personal: 7” x 6.7”
  • Medium Size: 7.0” x 9.0”

While it often makes good business sense to follow standard sizes as they are already known to meet customer expectations and needs, innovation can also work. As we can customize your notebooks, why not think about a bumper-sized notebook or a miniature one? The choice is yours!

smalle-size-notebook
medium-size-notebook
large-size-notebook

Fabric Notebook Covers

A popular and attractive cover option for custom notebook printing is fabric-covered hard case binding. We have a wide range of cover fabrics in an array of colours from which you can choose. Fabric covers are cost-effective, and stylish, and help protect your notebook over long-term use.

Fabric Notebook Covers
Fabric Notebook Covers

Fabric Color Samples

Linen-P363
Linen-P363
Linen-P354
Linen-P354
Linen-6538
Linen-6538
Linen-6853
Linen-6853
Linen-6567
Linen-6567
Linen-6573
Linen-6573
Linen-6817
Linen-6817
Linen-0912
Linen-0912
Linen-6575
Linen-6575
Linen-0935
Linen-0935
Linen-0913
Linen-0913
Linen-0976
Linen-0976
Linen-0909
Linen-0909
Linen-6860
Linen-6860
Linen-6824
Linen-6824
Linen-P368
Linen-P368
Linen-6555
Linen-6555
Linen-6838
Linen-6838
Linen-6856
Linen-6856
Linen-6835
Linen-6835
Linen-P374
Linen-P374
Linen-0975
Linen-0975
Linen-6836
Linen-6836
Linen-6845
Linen-6845

Notebook Paper Options

Choosing the right paper for your custom printed notebook and binding is an important decision. As notebooks are meant for writing in, we recommend you avoid gloss and matte coated papers for the interior and select an uncoated paper type as it will take ink, graphite, and paint without smudging or wiping off. If you want to include photographs and other graphics, those pages can be printed on gloss coated paper to give the best results. We’ll be happy to guide and advise you on the most appropriate paper choices for your notebook and your budget.

Based on over 25 years of experience and thousands of satisfied customers, these are our recommendations for the paper and other materials for your notebook pages and the binding:

Interior Paper

Cover Paper

Hardcover binding

Paperback binding

Spiral and wire-o binding

Notebook Binding Options

While photo books come in all shapes and sizes, the choice of binding is very important for reasons of appearance, durability, and purpose. Let’s look at the three most common, professional-looking options. You can open all the following bindings flat.

In this binding, we organize the interior pages into signatures which are then printed, cut, and sewn, and glued into a hard casing covered by a printed sheet or other material that forms the cover. This binding is resilient and professional-looking. You may also add embossed titles, debossed titles, soft touch lamination, and metallic foil stamping to make a luxury notebook.

Similar to spiral bound, but with a double metallic coil rather than a plastic spiral. This is the style most often chosen for notebooks for schools, college, and office use because of its functionality and cost-effectiveness.

This binding is also called paperback or softback. We collate the interior pages into a block, glued and sewn together, and then glued into a wrap-around cover made of heavier art paper or lightweight card stock. This is a professional-looking and cost-effective option for binding notebooks.

This binding is another popular choice for notebooks because of its practicality and flexibility. We punch or drill holes into the pages down one side and then bind them with a plastic coil which spirals through the holes. We crimp the coil at both ends so the pages don’t come loose. You can turn the pages of a spiral-bound notebook through 360° and also lay it open completely flat.

Singer sewn binding

Singer sewn binding

With this binding technique, the pages are collated and sewn together with binding thread along the fold.

Which binding option you choose for your custom notebook depends on the materials, size, length, and purpose of your product. If you have questions, please contact us. You can reach us by telephone, email, Skype, the chat or the contact form. We’re always happy to help.

Notebook Cover Special Finishes

You can also enhance your notebook’s cover surface with a range of special finishes if the cover is printed on paper, such as a glossy or matte lamination, varnishing, soft touch lamination, spot UV. If the cover is fabric or leatherette, we can also offer debossing and metallic foil stamping. You can explore notebook cover surface options here.

More Optional Extras

If you want to make your notebooks extra special, besides the cover finishes, why not choose rounded corners, add tab dividers inside the book, include a handy pocket in the cover, a ribbon place marker, and elasticized closure band or an eye-catching sticker? Or anything else you can think of, just ask. If it can be done, we’ll do it!

rounded corners
Rounded Corners
tab dividers
Tab Dividers
ribbon place marker
Ribbon
elasticized closure band
Band
Stickers
Sticker

Let’s Talk!

If you’re ready to take advantage of our custom notebook printing and binding services at unbeatable prices — we should talk. Get in touch today to chat through your needs or to ask for a no-obligation quote. We can’t wait to help you make your next batch of bestselling notebooks!

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