Book Printing and Production Overview

Gray Dog Press has been providing digital short run soft cover book printing and production to individuals, companies, and other publishers for many years.

We produce high-quality books and we do so at very cost competitive rates. For “pull the trigger and go” projects from your supplied files, we do not have a setup fee. When you send us your files we make and send you a production quality proof copy at no charge. And we ship in whatever manner you choose and charge only actual shipping and container cost.

Our house text paper stock is high-grade, acid-free, FSC Certified in white 50#, 60#, 70# or 80# matte, natural 60#, 70# or 80# matte, and 80# or 100# gloss. Cover stocks are 80# or 100# digital, or 10pt or 12pt C1S. Other papers are available on request. Laminates are available in gloss, soft-touch matte, or smooth matte finish.

Trim sizes can be pretty much anything you want, we do not have any specific requirements. We have produced books sized at 4 X 6, 6 X 6 (which was really cool by the way), and all manner of trade sizes up to 8-1/2 X 11. Depending on the interior paper used, page counts can be as low as 32 and as high as 750.

Based on our knowledge and experience with our materials, processes, and equipment we can provide you with recommendations to get the best look for your books. You, of course, ultimately decide which course to take. And we offer a quality assurance guarantee.

Since each book has its own unique characteristics and page count a “one-size-fits-all” pricing model is nearly impossible to do. For more information or to get an estimate for your next project either fill out that quote form below, or simply contact us via email at including as much information possible or call 509.534.0372 Monday through Friday from 9:00am-5:00pm pacific time.

Book Printing and Production Estimate

Please fill out the information below. We will contact you by your selected method (phone or email) in 1-2 business days. If you have any specific not addressed by the form fields please make note in the Special Instructions.
We can produce any size from 4 X 6 to 8.5 X 11. The sizes shown on the selections are common sizes and are all considered as portrait sizes. If you have anything not indicated please select "Other" and note the specifics in the Special Instructions.
All covers assume a 4/0 process color with bleed and no printing on the inside of the cover. In most cases the 80# Digital is an excellent choice for all laminated covers. The heavier 100# Digital or 12pt C1S can stress the binding on books with fewer than 80 pages. Also, if a laminate is applied the coating on a C1S will become irrelevant.
Cover stock selection
Print inside of cover:
Our house text stock is high quality, opaque, acid-free, FSC Certified in white or natural 60#, 70#, or 80#. For special color editions we also have an excellent 80# gloss. Other papers are available as a special order. If there is something you would like us to include please make note in the Special Instructions.
Paper Type:
We can print black only, color only or a mix of black and color pages. Also, it is important for us to know of the printing bleeds to the edge of the page.
No. Pages in Black:
No. Pages in Color
Pages bleed?
Enter the desired quantity. We have a minimum of 52 copies. Quantities greater than 1000 copies may be broken up over consecutive weeks depending on prevailing workload.
Number of copies:
Please indicate if you need additional help with your project. This includes editing, design, layout, file preparation, and so on. Specifics or questions can be noted in Special Instructions.
File Preparation:
Please give us as much information as you can so we can contact you with any questions. Our question about whether or not you are a publisher lets us know if any specific information will need to be passed back to you in regards to file preparation.
I am a:
Business Name:
Contact Name:
Your Email:
Confirm Email:
Phone number:
Contact preference:
Please make note here of any specifics not addressed in the fields above. Also, you can ask questions related to any facet of your project.
Special Instructions: