Panther Press

Panther Press illustration of a book

Have you considered printing your own textbooks, photo books, or portfolios? Choose PCC Panther Press, the low-cost and sustainable solution to create custom, high-quality paperback books.

Panther Press was created to allow students, staff, faculty, and the general public to print high-quality books “on-demand” at PCC. The cost of printed books is considerably less than hardcover textbooks or in many cases, even online textbook rentals. Completed projects are typically ready for pick-up within 3-5 days of ordering.

Project ideas

The number of Panther Press projects ideas is endless, but here a few options:

  • Open-Education Resources (OER) textbooks (to be sold in the Bookstore)
  • Instructor-created textbooks
  • Lab workbooks
  • Assignment workbooks and other course materials (with perforated pages)
  • Artist portfolios
  • Photo books and lookbooks
  • Catalogs
  • Magazines
  • Manuals
  • Coloring books
  • Self-published books

Customizable options

Your books are completely customizable:

  • Perforated pages can be used to allow for easy page tear-out from workbooks.
  • Interior pages can be printed in color, black and white, or a mix of the two.
  • Covers can be glossy or matte, as well as printed in color or black and white.
  • Color divider pages or tabs can be used to organize book sections.
  • Minimum order of one book (most perfect-binders require a minimum of 10 books).
  • Thickness of up to 2.25″ (meaning up to 1100 pages depending on the paper type).
  • Overall size of up to 8.5×11″ when closed.

Promotional pricing

From now through June 2019, order your Panther Press perfect-bound books and receive special promotional pricing and freebies! See full details on our promotions page.

Order custom books

To start your Panther Press perfect-bind project, please request a quote if your timeline allows. Otherwise, place an order.