Now that I am at the end of the narrative, sequence and edit process I have been spending more time on the scale of my book and looking into options of where my book should be printed.
The first option is at university on the digital press, this would be the best option regards to cost and convenience however not for quality of the images. Another factor is paper stock, the choices are limited in the print bureau however, over the next week they are being updated but this will possibly too late.
I have been advised on a few other options and I am going to try www.hobsrepro.com they are based both in Manchester and Leeds so I will call up on Monday to find out if it is possible to just drop in and discuss printing, paper stocks and process time with them.
For the binding and cover of the book I am looking into www.spinkandthackray.com they are based in Leeds. I have sent over an email, to find out a bit more information, as they are closed over the weekend. I will call on Monday next week to find out more information regarding costs and what is possible with the cover. Below is an example of the colours I am interested in for the cover.