Book Printing – for Authors and Publishers

We are New Zealand’s specialist book printer – we can print your paperback novels, photo books, biographies, recipe books, historical books and children’s books. Benefit from our experience in book printing – you can trust us to assist you throughout the publication process.

As a trusted book printing specialist for over 20 years we have worked with authors and publishers throughout New Zealand to produce soft-cover paperback and hard-cover books using both digital and offset printing processes.

We offer a range of binding and embellishment options such as perfect binding or hard cover and case binding, and lamination with gold and silver metallic foiling.

  • Children's books
  • Hard cover case-bound book
  • Soft cover paperback books
  • Half Canadian bound notebook, with bookmark flap and embossed cover
  • Coptic binding
  • Specialty book print stock

Book printing benefits

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Self publishing

If you’re an author looking to get your publication into a bookstore, we can help. Our book printing service is focused on providing you with a quality end product you can be proud of.

Book printing

Specialised paper stocks

The paper choice for your book is important for legibility and durability. We have a range of specialty paper stocks for book publishing, as well as the expertise to advise you on the most suitable paper options.

Book printing

Book binding options

With so many binding options available, we’ll give you expert advice and help you choose the best book binding method. Whether your book is a soft cover perfect bound, Japanese bound or case bound, we’ll discuss the pros and cons of each method.

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Specialty custom design

We’re specialists in designing and creating bespoke formal books for special occasions. We’ve even produced a book that was given to Prince Charles as a gift.

Professional book covers

Embellishments such as foiling, spot UV, embossing and lamination have become the standard for professional books. Make your books stand out on the bookshelf with beautiful embellishments.

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Economical short and long run options

We’ll find the most economical solution for your book printing. Whether we print your books using digital or offset print, no job is too big or too small.

Book Printing FAQ

City Print commercial offset and digital printing productsWe make it easy for you to request a quote from us for your book printing.

Or get in touch with us first about what you require.

We’ll give you the advice you need: from the most suitable print production method for your book, to the best stock, binding, and finishing.

There are several ways to supply us with your print-ready files.

1. SHARE file transfer: If your file is over 8MB you can upload your print file onto our server securely and easily using our file transfer service SHARE using the log in details below.
u: guest
p: cityprintpublic

Please note that the details below are for a public user. If you require a private account, please contact and we’ll set one up for you.

View the user guide

2. Email your file: If your file is under 8MB, you can simply email it to us.

We’ll let you know that we have everything we need, and confirm your timeframe and delivery instructions.

For tips on how to prepare your print-ready file, read our article.

Yes. For future orders, our online ordering system StockView is designed to give you dependable, convenient control over your stock, and your printing requirements.

We’ll always keep your latest print files on hand in our secure digital archive.

Cityprint Wellington DeliveryOnce your printing job is finished, we’ll dispatch your order on the same day, using the most appropriate delivery option. Or, you’re welcome to drop by and collect your order yourself.

We also offer mailhouse services for the delivery of your direct mail campaigns.

Get in touch with our account managers to find out more.

City Print creative design studio productsYes we can – our design studio team can expertly layout your book. We have qualified and experienced book designers on board.

Looking to do a mail-out to your customers of your printed material?

Sorted – our mail services department can take care of all your mailing needs, both printed and over the web.

Are you a book designer?

Our friendly print and prepress team can work directly with you to get the best book printing results from your file. We have the technical knowledge on how to properly optimise your files for our printing machines.

If you need some assistance with file set up, you can give us a call, or read our article for Tips on preparing your Adobe files for print.

City Print Clinton Riley – Printing Company in Wellington – Printer Wellington

Talk to us today about how we can take the stress out of your book printing needs →

Get all your graphic design, printing, and mail work done by City Print in seamless fashion at the same time, under one roof. We’d love to help you out. – Clinton Riley, managing director