Sample Packs

Standard Book Paper Sample Kit and Printing Setup Guide

Is it your first time printing? Does the word “bleed” make you think more of a paper cut than a paper project? Do you want to be sure that you’ve considered all the options available to print your project?

We hear you! This double-duty, double-sided paper sample pack contains important information on file setup as well as samples of our papers in an easy-reference wirebound book. The front of each page is a repeat of a series of images so that you can see how your image looks on different papers and with different coatings. Turn the book over and read it from the other direction – the pages contain file setup tips, samples of specialty options, etc.

What’s inside our standard paper sample kit?

  • A complete selection of paper samples
  • Tactile examples of paper coatings and finishes
  • Printed samples of specialty add-ons like foil stamping
  • Critical, must-know file setup tips that could save you hours in the prepress process
  • A walkthrough of our services and process

Check out an in-depth walkthrough of what’s in our standard sample pack here:

This pack does *not* include recent samples of our work. Recent samples are available in our deluxe print sample pack.

We charge $5 for standard sample packs shipped to US and Canadian addresses. Outside of the US? Please contact us directly.

If you’d like to see samples of recent book printing work that we’ve done for our clients, we offer a deluxe print sample pack. The deluxe book sample pack includes the paper sample pack and print setup guide, plus 2-3 copies of projects that are similar to the specs that you’re considering. After ordering, an account manager will work with you to figure out just what you’d like to see and select some recent pieces to send to you. The price of a deluxe print sample pack is $25 – but that cost is refundable when you print a project with us.

PrintNinja has had the pleasure of working with thousands of talented creators. For a limited time, our sample packs will include a special edition “Artist Series” sticker. Each sticker was designed by an artist who printed a project with us and features their interpretation of our beloved “Inky” mascot. Peel away the sticker and use it to upgrade anything to ninja-level coolness!

The current sticker included in our sample packs was created by Michael Jantze — check out more of Michael’s amazing work here: instagram.com/jantze


They’re free with a sample pack order, but when they are gone, they’re gone. Never to return. So don’t hesitate, and keep an eye on our social media for when the series is going into rotation!

Images from inside the pack

Our standard book paper sample pack gives creators first-hand experience with the custom options that they can add to their projects. On the left page (shown upside-down) is an example of 135 lb gloss text with the three recurring images. The right page shows the impact of different file image resolutions on the final printed product.

The wirebound book contains samples of each of our paper weights in various finishes. We repeat the same images on each page so that you can see what different artwork might look like on different paper weights. Paper selection and paper finish selection are among the two most important printing options that you’ll choose, and having samples on-hand is a great way to build confidence in your selection.

The back of the book contains samples of foil stamping, sequential numbering, spot UV coating, and so on. These are great options for creators that want to distinguish their offering, and having the samples on-hand can get your creative juices flowing as well as take some the mystery out of the jargon!

Book Sample Pack
Book Sample Pack
Standard sample pack and layout guide for books
$5.00
Card Sample Pack
Card Sample Pack
Standard sample pack and layout guide for cards and games
$5.00
Deluxe Book Sample Pack
Standard Pack plus hand-selected recent samples.

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Deluxe Card Sample Pack
Standard Card Pack plus hand-selected recent samples.

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Specialty Book Options Pack
Specialty Book Options Pack
Specialty printing options for book printing
$5.00
Packaging Sample Pack
Packaging Sample Pack
Examples of custom packaging options.
$15.00
Custom Pieces Sample Kit
Custom Pieces Sample Kit
$15.00
Board Game Sample Pack
Board Game Sample Pack
Playable Board Game Sample Pack
$20.00