offset printing

Still The Standard


Although the digital printing method has become increasingly popular, the offset method of printing is still the standard in the book printing industry. Since the day we opened our doors, C-M Books has offered top quality offset book printing for not only new titles but also for a large volume of book reprints (these are books printed multiple times for any number of years).

C-M Books is your short to medium run book printer. We specialize in producing approximately 300 to 50,000 copies using the offset method. We are an entirely sheet-fed manufacturer (versus web fed). Because we inventory a large selection of paper types, sizes, basis weights, and shades, we are able to offer very economical paper prices, which in turn keeps our customers’ costs low.

Unique to sheet-fed book printers, C-M can print as light as 30 lb. We inventory a 34 lb opaque cream 900 ppi. Let us know if interested in a “light” weight option.

Offset Printing Capabilities:

Run Length:

  • From 300 copies to 50,000 copies
  • Our niche is short to medium runs.

Standard Trim Sizes:

(Or any trim size between)

  • 4-1/4 x 7
  • 5-1/4 x 8
  • 5-1/2 x 8-1/2
  • 6 x 9
  • 7 x 10
  • 8-1/2 x 11

Binding Options:


  • Perfect (paperback)
  • PUR Soft Cover
  • Smyth Sewn
  • Saddle Stitch
  • Notch


  • Case (Adhesive)
  • Case (Smyth Sewn)
  • Drill

Round Cornering
Shrink Wrapping


  • Capable of printing up to 5-color covers and jackets.
  • Lay-flat film lamination and press varnish available in both gloss and matte finishes.
  • Spot varnish
  • Foil Stamping
  • Embossing
  • Lay-flat film lamination plus spot matte or spot gloss


  • Files may be submitted on a CD or DVD, on our FTP site, or via email if the files are under 5MB compressed.
  • Both conventional and electronic prepress capabilities available.
  • Camera-ready copy or electronic files (on disk) accepted.
  • Pre-flighting
  • Scanning
  • Proofing
  • Barcode generation

Packaging and Mailing:

  • Fulfillment – Mailing services
  • Shrink wrapping
  • Poly bagging

Where Books Are Bound For Greatness®