Paper Chase Press is proud to be the market leader in heirloom-quality custom softcover books. Each of our products feature our signature durable binding styles and eco-friendly FSC Certified paper. No matter the size of your print run, our skilled staff delivers the kind of high quality work we've been known for since 1976. Use softcover books to create a portfolio of your work, lookbooks for your line, albums, wedding programs, or exhibition catalogs.
Add text or a logo to your chipboard, black linen, or bright white uncoated cover with custom stamping. Choose a blind deboss or silver, gold, black, or clear gloss foil colors. Stamp up to 2 x 9 inches in size, center placement only.
Paper Chase Press softcover books are made to stand the test of time. Our standard binding style features the industry's most durable PUR glue, ensuring longevity and an elegant finish for your books.
The Voice of Your Brand
Always Environmentally Friendly
Everything produced by Paper Chase Press is made in our zero-waste facility in the heart of Hollywood, utilizing only FSC Certified paper stocks.
Saddle stitching is a stapled spine. Popular with zines and lookbooks, this cost-effective binding style gives your books a handmade finish that lies flat for an elegant presentation. This finish is only available for books with 40 pages plus cover, or under. Page count must be divisible by 4.
Hire a Designer
If your project needs a little extra love, we've got you covered. Paper Chase Press offers its clients access to creative services group Intelligence LA, a community of vetted creatives including graphic designers passionate about bringing projects to life. Opt to hire a designer today and we'll connect with print industry pros ready to help you create your softcover book.
Pick Your Paper
Paper Chase Press supports the protection of the environment and the American forestry industry by using only American-made FSC Certified paper stocks.
Choose from our three sustainable options:
Silk Coated: A luxe coated finish on our heavy 130# paper, extra smooth for a modern presentation.
Bright White Uncoated: A sturdy 130# paper with a natural texture and a bright white color, the perfect organic surface.
Wire O Binding
Perfect for custom notebooks, cookbooks, or day planners, our wire-O binding allows your books to lie totally flat. Practical and pretty, choose from a wide range of sizes and colors, including white, silver or black.
The Perfect Lookbook
Our custom softcover books utilize only premium grade papers and perfect finishes, ensuring the quality of your line is conveyed in all of your lookbooks.
If you're looking for a truly unique finish to your softcover books, look no further than a saddle sewn binding. This binding style features and a hand sewn spine. In addition to allowing the books to lie flat, saddle sewing has a clean edge and a handmade look. This finish is only available for books with 40 pages plus cover, or under. Page count must be divisible by 4.
When making a presentation about your brand, it's essential to have all the right materials on hand. Softcovers from Paper Chase Press make for an impressive meeting.
Its Called Fashion
Book Cover Materials
Choose from a printed cover on one of our signature FSC Certified papers, or opt for something different like recycled brown chipboard, or our black linen cover stock. Try our matte lamination for a premium finish that's designed to give your cover extra polish and durability. Lamination is also recommended for designs that feature heavy ink coverage, as a way to resist scuffing.
Design your Softcover Book Online
Create your own custom softcover book design directly in our Design Online tool. Simple drag and drop, image upload and character editing means anyone can create sophisticated books. No need to download any software. Check out our helpful tutorials.
Handmade in Los Angeles
Our softcover books set the industry standard because each is made by hand in our Los Angeles shop. We've been putting the human touch on paper goods since 1976.
10 business days
With matte lamination, add 5 business days
With custom stamping, add 10 business days
Please allow up to 72 hours for initial processing of orders. Production time starts upon your final proof approval. All timelines and due dates are estimated and based on our current production schedule. Timelines do not include shipping.
Price includes a one-time fee of $120 for the custom die fabrication, under 2x9 inches, and centered on the front cover. This fee is waived for reorders. Stamping is only available on uncoated paper stocks.
For color critical orders, we recommend that you opt for a printed proof, this is the best way to ensure expected color results. Please note print proofs only include printed portions of your job, they do not include additional finishes like Custom Stamping. All print proofs must be returned to us after review before production of the final product can begin.
We print in CMYK. All submitted final PDF files should contain images and spot colors converted to CMYK or GRAYSCALE. After color conversions, check your pages for any color shifts and correct as needed before submitting your final PDF file.
If selecting the Silk Coated stock for your cover, we strongly suggest adding the Matte Laminated finish. This lamination will help protect from scratching and scuffing.
We cannot print on the Black Linen or Brown Kraft cover options. If you would like artwork on this type of cover, you must select custom stamping.
Saddle Stitched and Saddle Sewn books must have a page count divisible by 4, and cannot exceed a page count of 40 pages plus cover.