A Pacific Northwest Book Printing Company

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Gorham Printing is located in Centralia, WA. All our books are printed 100% in the Pacific Northwest.

Printing Dreams into Reality: The Story of Gorham Printing

At Gorham Printing, we believe that honesty and integrity are not just words, but actions that underline everything we do. As a small, locally owned and operated book printing company, we are passionate about delivering beautiful, well-made books that authors have poured their hearts and souls into creating.

We pride ourselves on being a one-stop shop for all your custom book printing needs. Our team is constantly striving to stay on the leading edge of technology to improve efficiency, ensuring that we can exceed client expectations by providing the highest-quality book printing possible.

Book Printing Made in America

The fact that all of our products are Made in America is a point of pride for us at Gorham Printing. Unlike many other consumer products, our talented design services and quality production of perfect bound (softcover) books are done right here in Western Washington.

Our 7,500-square-foot plant in Centralia, Washington, is home to our customer service, design division, pre-press, digital printer quarters, press room, and production area for binding, trimming, and boxing. We outsource only (hardcover and plastic spiral) just down the road from us. Working with Gorham Printing, you can be assured that to print a book with us means printing in the United States.

Unmatched Personal Service: Our Commitment to You

At Gorham Printing, we believe printing a book is more than just a business transaction; it’s a personal connection. We understand that each book uniquely represents the author who wrote it, and we take great pride in working one-on-one with our clients to ensure their book printing journey is an enjoyable success.

As a smaller family business, we have the flexibility to adapt to your specific needs and preferences. There are no multi-level phone menus, just one-on-one personal service that lets us make your book printing experience as simple and stress-free as possible. Our staff includes exceptionally talented graphic designers, knowledgeable prepress assistants, and an experienced bindery and production division to make your book a quality product.

Located in the scenic Pacific Northwest of Western Washington, Gorham Printing is proud to be a part of the local community while also bringing in business from around the country through our easy-to-access website. Plus, local authors have the opportunity to sit with us and tour our production facility to discuss their book projects. We enjoy making it easy for independent publishers to see their dreams come true.

Almost 50 Years of Custom Book Printing

Our custom book printing journey began in 1976 when Kurt and Norma Gorham opened a commercial print shop in downtown Centralia, Washington. After building a reputation for integrity and professionalism with larger corporate clients in the fast-paced world of commercial printing, they decided to change their focus to book printing.

Over the years, we have kept pace with the evolution of book printing technology, adapting from a primarily mechanical pre-press area to a completely computerized book design department. New digital technology has aided in the pressroom and bindery area as well. As a company and as individuals, we take responsibility for our work and make ethical decisions. With this mindset, we have adapted to the evolving printing industry over the past 30 years, and as a result, Gorham Printing not only continues to thrive but also grows confidently into the future.

Print a Book with Gorham Printing

Are you ready to print a book? We invite you to complete the contact form to receive our free 2023 book publishing guide or download it as a PDF. Our guidebook teaches you how to successfully print and publish a custom book, from editing and formatting to printing and marketing. Our free 64-page guide covers the basics of securing a copyright, choosing a typeface, getting an ISBN, and more. It is also an example of our color printing and book design. Let us help you turn your book printing dreams into reality.

Get your Free Guide to Book Printing and Publishing.

Working with Gorham has been simply the best experience for which I could have hoped. It’s my wish that all authors can have the same moment of overwhelming elation when they open a box of their own hardbound books.


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Read success stories from independent authors and publishers who have worked with Gorham Printing.

This is the third book that Gorham Printing has printed for us. It's of the highest quality and our customers were very impressed. This was our first hardcover book and the binding, paper, and colors are outstanding.