The hardcover binding style is easily the most popular format for a family history book. The quality of the books we produce makes it possible to pass a family book down from generation to generation. The fact that every book is produced in-house allows us to maintain the highest quality production standards, while at the same time offer the most economical price.
There are two hardcover styles available for family history books. These are known as the printed hardcover (or coffee table style), and the traditional linen cover with foil stamping. The printed cover option offers a choice of either a gloss or matte cover finish. The linen covers are available in a variety of colors and finishes.
Available options for your hardcover family history book are a full color dust jacket, printed end sheets (perfect for printing genealogical charts, or large images), foldout pages, and ribbon markers. There are no minimum page count requirements for the hardcover binding format.
The softcover binding format is the most economical binding format, and is available for family history books ranging from 20 pages to 600 pages. Our softcover books include features only found in quality bindings such as side scoring on the cover, milling, notching, and side gluing for better cover adhesion. The adhesives used are a high grade / high bond adhesive resulting in a durable, long lasting book. The cover finishes available for your family history book are the high gloss or matte finish.
As with the hardcover binding, there are no minimum page count requirements for the spiral bound format, although the spiral bound format is only recommended for family history books up to 200 pages. Books containing in excess of 200 pages display what is known as push out, where the center pages of the book extend past the cover of the book.
The spirals are available in a variety of colors to properly match the cover of your book. The cover finishes available for your family history book are the high gloss or matte finish.
The following example pricing is based on the following specifications:
Because color printing increases the price per book over regular black printing, with some planning the additional cost of color printing can be minimized. The most cost effective method of printing pages of your book in color is to group your color pages together into sections. This will allow the majority of your book to be printed on the more economical black press, and only the color pages printed on the color press. It is possible to include up to 3 color sections in your book.
If you have chosen to print your book in color, and it is not possible to gather your color pages into one section, your entire book would be produced on the color press. To the right is a comparison of pricing based on black printing, printing color pages in up to three sections, and printing color pages throughout your book.
The cost of printing your family history book depends on the following: