We can print custom covers on all of our books. Below are a few examples of custom covers that we’ve printed in the past:
Cover design requirements
For custom covers that involve simply adding a line or two of text (e.g. “compliments of xyz company”) and/or your company logo, we can do the design work for you at no charge.
For more involved cover design, customers should prepare and submit their cover design using a press-ready pdf file with embedded fonts. The cover dimensions for each book are set forth on the respective product page. The design should include the front cover + the spine + the rear cover + 0.50 inch bleeds all 4 sides. Combine into one pdf document to print on a single plate. (See examples, above.) Upon request, we can provide an Indesign CS6 file of our standard cover as a template or starting point.
You can add text and logos to both the front and rear covers. You can also change the color, fonts and styles. Customization is subject to review and approval by LegalPub.com. The front cover must retain the book's current title and subtitles. Please provide us with the Pantone number (solid coated) for each color used on the cover. After the necessary files have been submitted, you will be provided with a printer's proof for review and approval. It is the customer's responsibility to carefully review the proof and ensure that the text, graphics, colors and layout are correct.
Call for a price quote
Please call us for a price quote. The cost will depend on the number of books ordered, the number of colors used, and the type of printing press used.
Minimum order for books with a customized cover is 50 books.
Annual paperback books (the Federal Civil Rules Booklet and the United States Bankruptcy Code & Rules Booklet) are produced on our printer's web-fed offset printing press. We go to press on December 1st of each year. Orders for customized books along with the cover design (see Design Requirements, above) should be submitted at least 2 weeks prior to the press run. The books are normally shipped in January. We can also go to press throughout the year using our printer's digital press. For the digital press, turnaround time is approximately 2 weeks from the date the last proof is approved for the press run.
Our special edition books (such as The New United States Patent Law or The Duke Conference Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure) can also be produced throughout the year using our printer's digital press. Turnaround time is approximately 2 weeks from the date the last proof is approved for the press run.
Custom printed labels
As an alternative to custom covers, we offer free custom printed labels with any order of 50 or more books. The labels are laser printed on white stock with black text and come in two sizes: 0.50 x 1.75 inches and 1.0 x 2.625 inches. Typical text is “Compliments of xyz company”. The labels are permanent self-adhesive. They are printed on sheets and are enclosed with the shipment. The customer places the labels on the books where he/she desires. Call for additional information.