Memoir and Autobiography Printing
The word ‘autobiography’ means to self-write life in Greek and the word ‘memoir’ means reminiscence in French. Both of these forms of writing have one thing in common: telling the story of a life. Writing an autobiography or memoir can allow people to share their stories and the memories of their lives with their families and others, thereby preserving legacy and life lessons.
Whether it’s self-writing life or reminiscence, we offer a variety of options in terms of binding, paper types, covers, and finishing for pages of photos, old documents and letters in order to create a unique and personalised printing product for these special forms of writing.
Autobiography/Memoir Printing Information
Autobiography & Memoir Print Service
Depending on personal preference, memoirs and autobiographies can either be hard-cover/casebound or softcover/PUR perfect bound. For casebound books, we offer professional paper-over-board finishing, laminated or natural uncoated finishing options, additional cover embellishments, various popular sizes, and heavyweight coverboards to ensure strength and flexibility. For PUR perfect bound books, Flexpress has a range of environmentally responsible materials, PUR adhesive for superior strength and flexibility, cover enhancing options and with both of these binding options, customers get large-scale professional finishing, even for lower volume production. We offer On Demand book publishing. Get an instant online quote or a custom autobiography print quote depending on preference and publishing needs.
Autobiography Print Prepress
Whether or not you request a proof, all supplied artwork files undertake our rigorous 10 point file check free of charge to ensure your printed job turns out exactly as you intend. Files are automatically imposed ready for printing in the most effective way to minimise waste.
Autobiography Book Print Sizes
For our high-quality case bound or ‘hard cover’ books, we offer A4, A5 and square sizing. Remember that the stated sizes are for the inner pages and the outer cover will be a few millimetres bigger all around. Our PUR perfect bound or ‘softcover’ books come in all the standard publishing sizes, from A4, A5, Square, and Crown Quatro to Pinched Crown, Royal, Demi and B format (US and UK).
Autobiography Book Print Material
With our hardcover or casebound books we use 2000 micron (2mm thick) heavyweight cover boards for the cover together with a professional paper-over-board finish. Laminated or natural uncoated finishing options are available and we also offer optional luxury cover embellishments. PUR Bound Book Blocks are made with superior strength and flexibility. Choose from silk, gloss or uncoated for the inner pages. For our perfect bound books coated and uncoated materials for both the covers and inner pages are available and you can mix and match as you see fit. Additionally, opt for cover lamination that adheres a protective plastic film over the book cover and is always recommended for perfect bound books using coated board covers to enhance the look and feel of the book as well as protect the print and increase the lifespan. Cover enhancement options include extra thick spot UV gloss, a standard metallic foil or for a real classy look why not try our raised foil which is available in five striking metallic colours.
High-Def Autobiography Book Printing
Every job at Flexpress is printed using the finest technology digital and lithographic technology available. You won’t receive any products printed on beefed-up photocopiers from us – another reason we back everything with our total satisfaction guarantee
Precision Autobiography Book Finishing
Perfect Bound Books are trimmed down to the finished size using our precision three-knife book trimmer and carefully packed in super-strong, double-walled corrugated boxes to withstand the rigours of carriage. The same goes for our casebound books. All of our packaging: boxes, reinforced tape and void fill, is environmentally friendly and completely recyclable for your peace of mind.
PUR Glue Autobiography Book Binding
There are basically two types of Perfect Binding glue: EVA (Ethylene Vinyl Acetate) and PUR (Polyurethane Reactive). Flexpress use PUR glue for its superior adhesion and press flat properties. The process involves ‘roughing’ the spine of the book block enabling the glue to penetrate into the fibres of the paper which ensures a strong, bind with anti-pull out qualities up to 70% better than traditional EVA glue. The cover is creased and hinged before being drawn onto the spine. To see the process and understand just how strong the finished bind is see our demonstration video.
Autobiography Book Printing FAQs
Please select a template from the options below. Templates are available in Adobe InDesign, Adobe PDF and Adobe Illustrator formats.
File Set-up Information
We would always recommend using Adobe InDesign or Adobe Illustrator to create your artwork, with the easiest way being to download one of our templates above and use that as your base. When exporting your file as a PDF, please ensure you select ‘Press Quality’ in the output settings, and ensure you have 3mm bleed and trim marks. We work to FOGRA39 colour standards too, so please ensure you are using that colour profile.