Courier

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Book manufacturing

Solutions - Book manufacturing

We’re the second largest book manufacturer in North America, providing end-to-end, cover-to-cover service from state-of-the-art four-color offset and digital facilities. Our plants in Indiana, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania serve customers ranging from global leaders in educational and religious publishing to small trade firms, business and financial service organizations, and a growing number of self-publishers.

The books we produce are recognized throughout the industry for outstanding quality across a wide range of markets, formats, cover treatments and other options—including many made possible by exclusive proprietary technology. Our comprehensive workflow system and interoperable facilities make us efficient and cost-effective across the entire demand curve—short runs to long, one-color to four-color, standard editions to custom versions, test-market digital to high-volume offset to on-demand reprints. But our most important resource is our people: knowledgeable, accountable, easy to work with, and committed to your success.

At Courier FastPath you have access to web-based services that make doing business with Courier very easy.

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This website is the online companion to the popular book Right from the Start – the book professional's guide to preparing digital files for print production.

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Courier Book Manufacturing Capabilities by Location

Moore Langen Printing Co. – Terre Haute, IN

An industry innovator with extremely broad capabilities for manufacturing book covers.
  • State-of-the-art prepress and proofing
  • Cover design expertise and assistance
  • Multiple 5- and 6-color sheetfed presses, large- and small-format
  • Multiple 1- and 2-color sheetfed presses
  • Aqueous coating and film lamination
  • UV and varnish (spot and flood)
  • Numerous special coatings
  • Extensive foil stamping, embossing
  • World leader in stamping with 3-D holographic foils
  • World leader in security protection products

Courier Kendallville - IN

Four ultra-high-capacity four-color web presses.
  • Multiple heatset web presses - 11”
  • 4/c, 2/c & 1/c text printing
  • State-of-the-art prepress with FastPath Proof Check
  • Computer-to-plate
  • Case binding (notch/burst and adhesive, Smythsewn, McCain sewn) with in-line jacketing
  • Paperback binding (burst, perfect, Smythsewn & saddlewire)
  • Cover printing - up to 4/c with UV coating and film lamination

Courier Digital Solutions – N. Chelmsford, MA

Digital print/bind, warehousing & fulfillment
  • Multiple state-of-the-art digital inkjet web presses
  • Multiple digital electro-ink cover presses
  • On-site paperback and case binding
  • Smyth sewing

Courier Westford - MA

A full service, long- and short-run book manufacturing plant with high-speed casemaking and case binding equipment.
  • Heat set web presses - 8”, 9” and 11”
  • 1/c and 2/c text printing
  • State-of-the-art prepress with FastPath Proof Check
  • Computer-to-plate
  • Case binding (notch/burst, Smythsewn & perfect) with in-line jacketing
  • Full stamping capabilities
  • Paperback binding (adhesive notch/burst, perfect, Smythsewn, saddlewire)

National Publishing Co. – Philadelphia, PA

Specialist in printing on lightweight papers.
  • Heat set web presses - 11", 8"
  • Lightweight papers (18# - 45# stocks)
  • Paperback binding (burst, perfect, Smythsewn)
  • Case binding (burst, perfect, Smythsewn)
  • Full Stamping capabilities
  • Special binding services: flexible Reese cases, gilded edges, stained edges, thumb cuts, rounded corners
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