Webcom is a strategic partner who understands your inventory model and customization needs, and offers in-house expertise and technology to help you navigate the changing trade publishing landscape, print great titles, and maximize sales. Digital inkjet book printing and book binding technology allows you to reduce excess inventory, and gives you the working capital you need to invest in new technology, bring on new talent, and acquire the next bestselling author.
When you partner with us, you get full consultative support from a team of dedicated Account Executives, Customer Care Specialists, and Project Managers, plus $30M worth of state-of-the-art digital inkjet technology for small runs, quick turnaround, and offset-level quality. We’re here to make your book – and your experience with us – outstanding.
Reduce inventory costs and boost profitability
Give new authors a voice
Redeploy capital tied up in excess inventory and sign up new authors.
Quick time to market
Fast turnaround and efficiency help you meet urgent market demands.
Advance reader copies, front and backlist reprints, and short and long runs when you need them.
High-grade digital inkjet book printing and bookbinding with versatility and lower overall cost.
Lower your Total Cost of Ownership
Operating lean lets you redeploy your capital where it counts – acquiring that next big author, investing in new technology, or bringing new talent into your organization.
Fulfillment & distribution
Get your books to market quickly and dependably with direct shipment to your customers.
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“The BookFWD™ business model was very compelling in our decision to move printing back from China and save on cost. At the same time, I was blown away by the quality of printing we witnessed with Webcom’s inkjet web press.”
We work with over 500 trade publishers of all sizes from large multinational publishers to independent publishers, who publish in a variety of genres and formats. We take pride in offering full service, high quality digital inkjet and offset print solutions, as well as distribution and warehousing services. We offer experience on inventory planning and help trade publishers increase efficiency by exploring cost saving strategies.
We have different production schedules to meet a variety of delivery expectations. Your dedicated Project Manager will keep you on track during the production cycle to ensure that your project is on time and on budget.
Our production managers ensures that the team leaders, lead operators and the support crew understand the requirement of the job. Checkpoints include, set up, make ready and sampling through the run in each phase of the production cycle – printing, coating and bindery. A final sign off is obtained to confirm requirements are met prior to acceptance into the next phase.
Digital book blocks are confirmed for first and last page integrity prior to ingestion into the bindery equipment. To allow for traditional book block compilation of signatures, bar codes and human readable signature sequence numbers are printed at the spine. These allow for additional confirmation of pocket placement by the optical recognition system within the equipment, which will automatically discard a book block if all components are not read correctly or in sequence. Sampling is conducted throughout the run, to confirm final output quality.
For covers, choose from a large selection of UV coatings and laminates, including our newest offerings, raised UV and glitter, all available from our in-house coating facility. You also have the option of adding visual punches and tactile appeal with foil stamping, embossing or cover flaps that help pull readers to your titles.