We offer the complete book printing service from start to finish
Making books better business
We are always happy to talk to you about a forthcoming project, no matter how large or small. We promise not to blind you with technical jargon and will take the time to explain the production route that is right for your book. With over 125 years printing experience, we can offer a level of publishing understanding that no other book printer can match. We will ensure that you feel comfortable with the whole book manufacturing process and that your project runs smoothly and painlessly.
We offer a complete book manufacturing service with the ability to produce superb quality digital printed books which are either black and white text only or black and white with line drawings or halftones on our Kodak Prosper Inkjet or Timson T-Print web presses. All elements of the manufacture are carried out in our factory.
Books with colour content or a large quantity of black and white photographs are printed to a superior quality on our Xerox iGen digital sheet-fed presses.
Mono litho books are printed on the KBA Rapida sheet-fed presses of our sister company in Bodmin with the order being looked after by the team here in King's Lynn.
Covers, jackets, PPCs and plate sections are be produced in-house and printed digitally on one of our Xerox iGen3 presses. If a dust jacket is too wide to be printed on the iGen then these can be printed offset litho at our sister company in Haverhill.
We also stock a large range of papers which can be used on either our sheet-fed or digital presses ensuring consistency of production if a book changes from sheet-fed to digital production during its life-cycle.
We produce over 100 titles a week for customers who range from large independent publishing houses to self-publishers.
In fact, as part of the MPG Books Group, Biddles is the only book manufacturer with such a wide range of presses (digital web and sheet fed) and one of the most comprehensive binderies (from paperback and hardback binding with unsewn (cutback), slotted (slot perforated) or PUR options in the UK.
We believe in making our customers feel comfortable with the whole book manufacturing process and ensuring that their production runs smoothly and painlessly. Each project is managed internally by a dedicated production controller who works with you from start to finish.
We aim to keep jargon to a minimum, advising you along the way and pride ourselves on our reputation for being easy to work with, friendly and very receptive to any challenges provided!
Our staff are experts in their respective fields (many having previously worked in publishing) and enjoy finding solutions to meet our customers' needs and we're proactive in getting the job done to consistently high standards of quality.
We also understand the importance of deadlines and can respond quickly to demand. You can even monitor the progress of your job via our online job tracking system — Press2Book.
Quality without compromise
Having combined the latest technology with the traditional expertise of the craft printer for decades, we offer excellent quality and added value to our customers. We hold the BS EN ISO 9001:2008 accreditation, an internationally recognised quality management system standard.
Monitored on a daily basis to ensure our work is consistently in line with our customers' expectations and the standards required by ISO 9001, our quality procedures cover all aspects of our output, ensuring a first-class product on time, every time.