Publishing and Book Printing

Publishing & Book Printing

Bayside printing is the premier company for all things printing in the city of Houston, and that includes book publishing and book binding. With over 50 years of expertise, we can assist in large production runs and self-published works. Our expert staff will and specialty equipment will make the process of printing and binding books extremely easy and efficient.

Book Printing with Bayside

We specialize in all things print, including book publishing of any size or quantity. From hardback, coffee table books with huge images and sophisticated binding to annual reports, novels, planners, and everything in between, Bayside has it covered!

We want your book to be successful, which is why we offer a wide range of services and solutions to help you reach your goals, including:

Printing your own books in Houston, TX

Self-publishing is no longer the chore that it used to be. With modern digital and offset printing technology and high-speed binding techniques, self-publishing has become a common practice and is very effective in telling your story or sharing your thoughts and ideas. Most authors’ primary obstacle is making their book stand out while maintaining professionalism; this is where Bayside can help! By assisting you every step of the way – from formatting and layout to paper selections and binding styles – Bayside can ensure that your vision comes to life.

Bindery Services offered

Here at Bayside, we are your one-stop-shop when it comes to book binding. We’ll take your project from start to finish and will have every binding service available at your disposal. Our services High-speed folding for maximum efficiency on larger orders so that we may complete these orders in a timely manner. Precision cutting, collating and stitching are some of our more meticulous services, so you need a company that will pay attention to these details and that will do it right. Die cutting is another service that we offer. Die cutting refers to the process where you use a machine to mass-produce cut-out shapes. This saves a tremendous amount of time and makes your product look consistent and professional. We also offer plastic-coil and wire-o binding, 3-hole drilling and round cornering, shrink wrapping, eyelet hold reinforcement and laminating/mounting.

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Our Bindery Services:

  • Full-color printing
  • Black & white printing
  • Self-publishing
  • Perfect binding

  • Case binding
  • Smyth-sewn
  • Stitching
  • Hard-covers
  • Cover wraps

  • Proofreading
  • Designing
  • Warehousing
  • Mailing & fulfillment
  • Distributing

Our Bindery Equipment:

  • 26“x40“ Stahl high-speed folder with continuous feed
  • 26“x40“ Baum high-speed folder with continuous feed
  • 52“ Polar precision cutter with EMC monitor and jogger

  • 42“ Seybold cutter with micro-cut power back-gauge
  • Heidelberg Stitchmaster with 6-station collator, saddlestitcher, cover feeder, and 5-knife trimmer
  • Duplo Booklet Maker with 10-station flat sheet collator that folds, saddle-stitches, corner stitches, and face trims

  • Heidelberg cylinder letterpress for die cutting and scoring. Maximum sheet size 30“x22“
  • Plastic-coil and wire-o binding
  • 3-hole drilling and round cornering
  • Shrink-wrapping

Bindery and Finishing

Cello Finishing

Cello Finishing is short for celloglazing. A thin plastic film is applied on top of the printing to seal, protect and finish it. Both gloss and matt cello can be printed either double or single sided.


Creasing/Scoring is when your printing needs folding, creasing is important to ensure your sheets don’t split. It’s the internal delamination of a sheet by compression along the line where folding is required. Creasing is usually required when paper is around 200gsm and above.

Custom Handwork

A team of meticulous individuals completes detail oriented pieces with anything from custom kitting to glitter and ribbons. The possibilities are endless and so are our team’s capabilities.


Deboss means to press an image into paper so it lies below the surface. Emboss is the process of pressing an image into paper so it lies above the surface.

Deckle Edge

Deckle edge is more-or-less a paper treatment, as the edge or edges of the substrate is torn giving it a ragged, decorative look. If you’ve had any printmaking classes, you might be familiar with Rag paper; rag paper is high-quality paper that leaves the papermaking machine with is torn edges left as is.

Die Cutting

Die Cutting is the main method of using metal dyes to give paper products specific shapes or designs that can’t be created by a straight cut on a web press or guillotine cutter.


Drilling is a technique used in trade binderies for providing large quantities of paper with round holes. The paper can be processed as loose leafs and in brochures (stitched, perfect bound). The holes usually serve for storage (filing), sometimes for decorative purposes.

Foil Stamping

Foil is a special film-backed material. Foil stamping is the application of foil to paper. A heated dye is stamped onto the foil, making it stick to the surface and leaving the design of the dye on the paper. Combine it with embossing to create a 3D image.