Printing

Use this form to estimate the cost of printing your book:

Binding Style:
Size of Book:
Printed Pages:
Number of pages:
Unit Cost:£2.30
Other Charges may include
Printer upload and setup fee: £35
Bound Proof copy:£25
Delivery from the printer is charged at cost price.

Please get in touch if you would like to discuss print options

Print Management

YouCaxton provides a print-management service.
We work with many different printers depending on the type of book.
We find the best printer for your particular book and we manage the process on your behalf.

Printing – What can possibly go wrong?

Printing is a complex process even though the printing is digital and automated.
Things can go wrong during the set-up of a book, for example the type of paper or incorrect trimming as well as occasional damage caused by couriers.
YouCaxton acts as an intermediary between the author and the printer to ensure that the author is protected from printer problems.
Although the author is normally asked for payment in advance, we don’t pay the printer until we are satisfied that the printing is of an acceptable quality.
We also arrange for any faulty or damaged books to be replaced free of charge.

Delivery Schedules – Hope for the best – plan for the worst?

When a book is close to completion, the author is often anxious to get some books delivered for a book launch.
It is important to allow enough time for things to go wrong and build this into any schedule.
Printer time estimates can slip; equipment can break down; printers can become overworked – particularly close to Christmas; deliveries can go missing and don’t forget that the purpose of a proof copy is to ensure that there are no problems with the printed books – so if possible, you should allow time for a second proof.
YouCaxton will help you to manage your schedules and will act on your behalf to resolve any problems that do occasionally occur.