All our Hard back/Case books are bound using PUR Glue technology so we don't have high set up costs unlike thread sewing. These are produced to an extremely high standard and will last years just like thread sewing. We can print one book so you can make sure you are completely satisfied before we go to print. Hard case books which can be produced in black and white or full colour and finished with different options.
What’s the difference between hardback and hardcover? Nothing. Hardcover books go by many names, but they’re commonly made with the same process. Your book is glued together and made into a text block. That text block then adheres to book covers typically made of extemly thick cardboard (2500 Micron) topped with paper, cloth, or another protective fabric. Most hardcover books are also printed on FSC acid-free paper, preserving the quality of your work throughout the years.
Head and tailbands may be added to produce a more attractive appearance. End papers can be printed or different colours and be used to hold the pages in place. We can foil in gold or silver on the covers and spines or even add ribbons in most of the standard colours. Email us for any custom enquiries.
If you opt for a printed cover you can also choose from a variety of finishes to enhance the look and feel. We can matt or gloss laminate as standard. We also have matt anti scratch or soft touch making your hardback a premium product. Many hardback books also feature a wrap-around paper cover known as a book jacket or dust jacket.
Book jackets help protect the main cover from damage, marking or general wear and tear. Often referred to as a dust jacket they will be often be an integral part of a book’s design and included as part of the book production process. Printed book jackets will typically be laminated with a matt, or gloss finish but there are other options available.
A slipcase can be used to add extra protection, however generally they are used to enhance the overall look of the finished product.
Unlike using a plain cover with a dust sheet, you can print your images onto the hard case and have your design printed directly onto the board. This technique is common with Children’s books and it is called a printed hard case cover.
Whether you want to take advantage of our book design service or not, it's really easy to find out how much it is going to cost to print your book.