Cookbook Printing

Cookbooks have never been so popular and offer a great way to share recipes, either with friends and family, or as a way to make money commercially or to benefit a charity. Whatever your objective the quality of cookbook printing is vitally important and at Print2Demand we have a team of experts who have many years experience in providing high quality recipe book printing services.

If you have a passion for cooking and want other people to enjoy creating your recipes you will want the instructions and images to be clear and easy to follow. You could also create a photo book to showcase your recipes . You can choose the cover design, page count and much more.

The quality of the cover, pages and binding method used will also be essential if the printed cookbook is to withstand the rigours of a typical kitchen.

To help you make the right choice we offer a range of book sizes, cover designs and paper options and our friendly team will be happy to advise you.

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How to produce your cookbook

With so many design ideas out there it can be hard to determine what style would most suit your cookbook concept. At Print2Demand, we are specialists in book printing of all varieties and have a wealth of experience behind us. We have worked with many brands across the UK in producing striking and high quality books and catalogues. To assist you, below are some cookbook printing elements that are worth considering:

  • Branding – this should be strong and noticeable – the first thing your customer sees!
  • Front page image – ideally something that showcases your delicious recipes
  • Decide the number of pages you want to budget for your cookbook
  • Establish the collection of recipes you wish to include and ensure that these are all synonymous with the theme of your cookbook book
  • Ensure you have good quality imaging of your recipes
  • Define your recipe descriptions and instructions with well written copy
  • Research the style of cover and binding options that best suit your cookbook concept
  • Investigate the type of paper that would be best suited for a kitchen environment

Cookbook Print Finishing

Silk Paper – has a soft feel which can be considered more of a fabric than your traditional paper. It has a luxurious feel to touch. Silk paper produces a coating somewhere between a matte and glossy finish.

Gloss Paper – often considered prestigious and reflecting higher quality; it’s great for pieces with a lot of photographs or artwork. While it is ideal for photos and illustrations, if there is a extensive text in your brochure, it might not be fitting since a glossy stock can produce a glare that makes reading more difficult.

Uncoated Paper – this has a natural-looking, organic texture that reflects a low key, eco-friendly persona. It projects a message of attainability. Because there is no coating, there is also no glare – so this is definitely the best choice if your catalogue is heavy on text. 

Perfect binding – Pages and cover are glued together at the spine for a strong yet flexible finish. This is usually the most common option for catalogues with a higher page count.

Saddle stitch binding– Pages are gathered together one inside the other and stapled through the fold line. A popular choice for smaller specific campaign or product launch catalogues. 

Wire binding – A less common choice for catalogue binding but nonetheless a valuable option for many publications. Will open completely flat on a desk and are great for durability in workshops or showrooms.

In addition to deciding on the range of recipes to include in your cookbook content, you will also need to decide on what styles of finishing are appropriate for your finalised book. We touched upon paper types and binding in the closing two bullets above and when you are selecting your printing services, these are components that you should expect to discuss. As a guide, here are some of the options that will be available to you as part of a conversation around print finishing:

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