Printing Self-Published Books the Right Way

Self-Published Books

Is there a right and wrong way to print a book? Obviously, there is, so let’s delve into how and why there are better methods of self-publishing.

Comments from unhappy non-Heritage customers:

 “The other printer had no clue to what my children’s book was about, he just wanted to print it his way, no options.”

 “My previous printer changed employees and the service is terrible now. The quality is much lower, and the respect is completely gone.”

Comments Heritage Printing Customers put on Google:

“We had such a pleasant time working with the staff at Heritage Printing & Graphics on a significantly large project. Lamar, Kevin, and other members of the team did a fantastic job. The finished product was lovely, and we were delighted with it!”Naomi Zeigler

“I needed a printer to print and mail a fundraising piece, so I googled and contacted several companies. Heritage got back to me quickly and offered several solutions. We ended up going with a self-mailer and are very happy with the results.”Bobbie Westmoreland

“Fantastic experience with Heritage in all aspects of the process, from printing options for pricing and timeline for delivery. This is a wonderful team to work with, especially when you’re in a pinch. We had a lot of moving parts and many voices involved, and they were helpful with streamlining the process and getting us a great quality product very quickly. Thanks to James and team for their great work! Looking forward to working together again.”Taylor Prochnow

Customer Service

The right way to self-publish entails good customer service coupled with a quality product at fair market values. The Heritage “Process” is centered on great customer service first and foremost, we want you to be very happy with your book, because when it’s time to reprint, we want to be your book maker.


Quality is critical, we utilize industry leading technology and printing equipment to DIP, direct image print, through our set of Ricoh printers. DIP empowers us to make saddle stitched books quickly for fast turnaround times.

Our Heidelberg is a sheet-fed, ink-based printer, bets utilized for large orders. It provides impeccable quality for orders over 1000 and larger volumes have substantially consumer friendly prices.


Heritage Printing & Graphics celebrated our 40th Anniversary in 2017! We are a preferred printer for numerous large companies because we understand their needs and have the knowledge to exceed their needs.

Self-Publishing may seem like a daunting task, but we take the frustration out of the printing process, here’s a link to a recent article I’ve written about self-publishing:

More about me: I aspired to be a chef, (I still love to cook), but the chef’s life/career was not to my liking, so I kept it as a hobby. I began writing (but never finished) a cookbook with my original recipes. My train of thought: “Why put so much effort into a book I will promote, that has my name on it, only to endure a stressful, unsatisfying process, with the end resulting in a disappointing product?”

Kevin Smith
Marketing Manager (& very good cook)
Heritage Printing

Booklet Printing 101

Booklet Printing

Booklet Printing

Booklet Printing 101

Booklet printing services is not difficult to obtain, but high quality, stress-free printing can be an obstacle. That’s why we have developed the Heritage Printing Process, it’s basically a procedure, we follow to effectively communicate and avoid misunderstandings and frustration.

Our “Process” was created when Heritage Printing & Graphics was launched in January of 1977, it’s an ongoing, dynamic set of unwritten guidelines we follow to provide outstanding products and service. We want our custom booklet printing process to be as pleasant and stress-free as possible.

Offering options is another bonus, our booklet binding options include saddle stitch, perfect bound and coil bound, each serving a unique purpose.

Catalog Printing

Catalog Printing

Saddle stitch is the most common, full color printed pages, folded and stapled to form a spine. Saddle stitch booklet printing is preferred for most magazines and small booklet printing.

Perfect bound is the square bound, lay flat spine that is commonly used in text book printing. One edge of the content pages is ground to accept and hold glue, then pressed into the cover to form the square spine.

Coil binding consists of punching holes in the margin of the page, then inserting a plastic coil to bind the pages. Coil bound booklets lay flat when opened and are excellent for cookbooks and menus.

Catalog printing and saddle stitch printing is our specialty. We have been printing booklets since 1977, we are experts at making a saddle stitch book.

Booklet Printing

Booklet Printing

Large and small custom book printing services.
Our commercial printing facilities are equipped to digitally produce a small booklet order within hours after proof approval and our sheet-fed printer can produce large orders in a cost effective, high quality process. We are one of the few printing companies with both digital and sheet-fed capabilities. Large or small, we can print them all!


  •  Most orders ready in 3-5 days after proof approval

  • We print PDF files

  • Graphic design services available

  • Standard print sizes: 5.5” x 8.5” and 8.5” x 11” with custom sizes available

  • Multiple options for binding booklets

  • Price per book drops dramatically with larger orders

Booklet Printing

Booklet Printing

*Full color printing
Gone are the days of black and white printing for economic reasons, we can produce high quality booklets, in full color, at very friendly rates. We want to be your booklet printer.

We produce:

  • Magazines

  • Catalogs

  • Custom booklets

  • Programs

  • Directories

  • Medical Books

  • Training manuals

  • And much more…

Booklet Printing

Booklet Printing

Publication Mailings
Placing your booklets in the hands of your audience is easy with Heritage. We provide a TRUE, turnkey service. From the initial design and print to the mailings, our process works because we have worked it for four decades!

Promotional Booklet
When trying to decide on a saddle stitch booklet, to use as a major component of your marketing efforts, get a high quality, full color business booklet. Our job is to make you look good, so the next time you order booklets, consider how important your order is to your current printer.

Booklet Printing

Booklet Printing

We want to be your regular, “Go-To” booklet maker and we believe in earning that privilege. It’s much more than price, it’s service. Printing on price generally leads to failed delivery dates, unprofessional attitudes and a disappointing marketing booklet. Our process keeps us very competitive on price while avoiding the pitfalls so often heard when attempting to print and mail a publication. We treat every order as if it were our own company newsletter.

We are a booklet maker that believes in keeping it simple, we communicate professionally and openly, and we deliver on our promises. If we make an error, we own up to it and do all we can to fix it. Nobody’s perfect, so we believe by refining our process for 40 years, we’ve probably overcome all printing obstacles dozens of times already.

Kevin Smith
Marketing Manager
Heritage Printing

Catalog Printing for Small Business

Catalog Printing

Catalog Printing

Catalog Printing

Your company catalog is a major contributor to your marketing success, we are here to ensure your catalog provides you with maximum return, with our exceptional printing, binding and fulfillment services. We work with you to make your catalog stand out and drive traffic to your business.

We print full-color custom marketing pieces that separate you from your competitors. Custom catalogs are produced regularly at Heritage Printing, our team will help you with everything; paper, design, binding and delivery. We have the solution for any catalog request and regularly exceed expectations. Visit our web page.

Catalog Printing

Catalog Printing

Amazing Photographs = Amazing Catalogs

Professional photography is always the best, but that can be expensive. A good quality image taken with adequate lighting can produce incredible product images.


A fantastic design will keep your catalog in their hands longer and ordering more often. We employ numerous degreed graphic designers and typography experts to provide any assistance you may need.

Catalog Printing

Catalog Printing

Maximize Profits

Place your best-selling items more prominently to encourage more sales.


Have your catalog drive traffic to your online presence and maximize the benefits of e-commerce.

  • Most catalog orders ready in 3 – 5 days after proof approval

  • We print PDF files with crops and bleeds (we can help with this)

  • Price per book drops drastically with larger orders

  • Graphic design available

  • Sizes: 5.5 x 8.5 and 8.5 x 11 with custom sizes available

  • Binding: saddle stitched and perfect bound

Catalog Printing

Catalog Printing

Questions regarding papers and coatings? We’re here to help. We know the world of commercial print can be confusing, so we take the time to explain everything and keep it simple.

Mailing is a breeze, we can use your mail list and have your new catalog delivered on time and at rates you will appreciate.

Call us today to get your next revenue generating catalog ready for print and delivery!

Kevin Smith
Marketing Manager
Heritage Printing