Free Book Printing Tools and Resources

Thomson-Shore offers a suite of free tools to help you get the job done:

Typesetters List:
Creating output ready PDF files is one step of the prepress process. If you or your company does not have these capabilities, consider hiring a typesetter for this task. Below is a list of typesetters who may be able to help.
>Download the Typesetters List PDF

Paper and Cloth Stock Options:
With so many options, it may seem overwhelming when trying to decide which paper or cloth stock will help you make the perfect book. This guide will help you narrow down the choices with an easy-to-follow chart of all we have to offer.

Download the Paper Stock Option Chart (PDF)
Download the Cloth Stock Option Chart (PDF)

Bind Styles:
We offer many types of bind styles at Thomson-Shore. This guide will show you the differences between the styles so you can make an educated selection for your title.
Dowload the Bind Styles information (PDF)

If you are printing a case bound book, there are a couple things you should know. First, there are many options! This guide briefly introduces foils, cloths and everything in between, as well as some helpful decision-making tools. Take a look and, of course, call us if you have any questions.
> Download the Case Information PDF