Your music deserves to look as good as it sounds. That’s why we’re pleased to offer our specialized print and binding service for all of your sheet music reproduction needs.

Our highly knowledgeable library staff are also composers, performers, and music engravers, so you can rely on us to turn your scores and parts into professional-quality performance materials.

We now also offer stapled booklet-style printing, suitable for small study scores and for concert programs, on folded 8.5x11 or 11x17 sheets. Need your scores right away? Not a problem! In most cases we can offer same-day delivery. We can also arrange shipping to anywhere in the world.

Paper Stock

We use high-quality, cream-coloured 80# paper. For score covers, we can print in full, vibrant colour on both sides of card-stock. You can choose from a variety of paper sizes.

Paper Type Size For…
Letter 8.5″ x 11″ Small chamber scores, smaller parts.
A4 8.27″ × 11.69″ Small chamber scores, small parts
Legal 8.5″ x 14″ Orchestral study scores
JB4 10.12″ x 14.33″ Standard orchestral parts, small conductor’s scores
A3 11.7″ x 16.5″ Large conductor’s orchestral scores
Ledger/Tabloid 11″ x 17″ Large conductor’s orchestral scores

Binding

We offer two types of binding. For scores, including study scores, we use an elegant pewter metal coil that can accommodate up to about 100 sheets. For individual instrumental parts of fewer than 10 sheets, we use a high-quality, one-inch, cloth-based Micropore medical tape. Our unique taping method allows for a durable, firm hold of the paper, yet the part can also be easily disassembled if necessary, with no danger of tearing the music.

Prices

The cost of printing and binding your material is determined by the page count and paper size of your score and/or parts, and your desired binding method.

Letter/Legal $0.20 per side
All Others $0.35 per side
Tape Binding $1.00 per part
Coil Binding $4.00 per binding
Staple Binding $0.50 per booklet

How To Order

Send PDFs of your scores and/or parts via email to our workshop at the Canadian Music Centre in Vancouver. Be sure to include the details of your job, including desired paper size(s), numbers of parts, and any special instructions you’d like us to observe. We’re happy to provide a detailed quote before completing the job — just ask!

Please note that we cannot accept notation software files (Sibelius, Finale, etc.), nor can we do any editing or additional engraving of your music. Please submit only printer-ready PDFs. And when preparing your documents, don’t forget to take into account any page turns that might be required.

Methods of Payment

We accept cash, cheque, debit card, and Visa or Mastercard (in person or over the phone at 604-734-4622).

Questions?

Please feel free to contact us by phone or email for further information about our music printing and binding service. Our Librarian is pleased to make recommendations about what product would best suit your needs.

CMC’s printing and binding services are first rate — top quality paper for scores and parts, and great care and attention to detail in printing and binding.

Jocelyn Morlock

The CMC has always been there ready to support the creation of any score I imagined, and their printing and binding continues to be the go-to place to get it done with the best quality paper.

Alfredo Santa Ana


Official paper supplier for the Canadian Music Centre in BC.