Thomson-Shore (T-S) is a well established book printer and offers a broad range of printing and publishing services. Historically, T-S was known for its high quality printing and binding and primarily served the university press market. As the book publishing industry changed and its founders retired, T-S diversified its customer base and its quality started to suffer. T-S pricing tends to be high for many of its services.

Thomson-Shore has added digital short-run printing to its capabilities and offers fast turn-around on this process. T-S offers fulfillment services, as well as direct distribution to major wholesalers and retailers.

Bessenberg Bindery is a subsidiary of T-S and offers high quality, specialized hand-binding and book repair.

Thomson-Shore has added publishing services to its portfolio, but these services are evaluated separately from its printing services.

Overall Printer Evaluation

Print Quality
Binding Quality
Customer Service
Print and Bind Options
Self-Publishing Support
Value for Your Money

Best Print Run Lengths

True P.O.D.
25 to 100
100 to 500
500 to 5,000
 5,000 and up

Printing Capabilites

  • Offset Black Text
  • Offset Color Text
  • Digital Black Text
  • Digital High Quality Color Text
  • Digital Standard Quality Color Text

Binding Capabilities

  • Softcover (Perfect bound)
  • Hardcover (Case bound)
  • Mechanical Binding (Spiral Wire, Plastic Comb, Etc.)
  • Flexible Binding (Otabind RepKover™ or similar

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