Book Printing

For many years we have specialised in book printing from Paperback Style Books, Hardback Books to Thread-Sewn Books.
Speciality Print make Book printing as simple as possible, whether it is a big coffee table book or an A5 promotional booklet. We can deal with your requirements. We can also advise on the types of binding and finishing depending on your budget. All printing and most finishing done in house, we work with only the Best Book-Binding on out-Work.
Our company has been nominated for Printer of the Year in 5 of the last 6 years by the Irish Print Awards. This is solely based on Quality and it shows that we do not cut corners.
We do a lot of work for the Equine industry, Stud Farms, Auction Houses etc.
When it comes to Book Printing in Dublin or Ireland we are the “GO TO PEOPLE”.

  • Architectural Manuals
  • Coffee Table Books
  • Photography Books
  • Equine Sale Catalogues
  • Diaries
  • Historical Books
  • Club Books – GAA / Rugby etc.
  • Religious Books
  • Children Books

See our Artwork and FAQ’s page for more information and guidelines

For any queries you have on books please contact Harry at

Type of Binding

Perfect Binding:

This is the most basic form of book binding. Uses EVA glue, which is suitable for short life books, reports etc.

Pur Binding:

This is the same finish as perfect binding, it just uses a much stronger glue
The advantages of this is that it is stronger, longer lasting, better heat and cold resistant.
Disadvantage – more expensive.

Thread Sewn Binding:

This is the ultimate finish in book binding. Takes a lot of abuse. Used for books that are used frequently i.e. school books and price catalogues etc.
This is also the only option if the book is a Hardback but can also be used in paperback.
Advantage – Virtually destruction proof, can be opened out flat, without damaging spine.
Disadvantage – most expensive. & extra time needed to finish.

Saddle Stitch Binding:

For books that are shorter in terms of number of pages, or that might have limited or short term use, saddle stitch binding provides an economical alternative. The “stitching” is commonly done with metal staples in commercial printing operations.

Once the pages are printed, they are organised, stacked and loaded onto a conveyor to enter the stitching and trimming process. The way they are loaded onto the conveyor makes the books look like saddles, thus the name for the binding process.