Custom Book Options

About Custom Book Options

We all want to make our book or journal unique and special – and with the custom book options we offer, you can do just that. We offer five different customisation options, including:


Foiling is where a design is cut into metal (called a die) that is then heated and stamped onto the book paper. The foil sticks to the paper or cover surface leaving an eye-catching design. We offer silver and gold foiling as standard, but other colours are available, just ask.

Spot UV

Normally used on matt laminated covers, spot UV stands out to the rest of the background as the varnish/gloss coating gives the area a more shiny look. Other embellishing options include textured (a certain feel on a part of a book) and embossed (raise area on a book).

French Flaps

Also known as gatefolds, this refers to the extension of a cover on a paperback book. You can have French flaps either extending from the front, back, or both. They are folded over and usually have additional information about the book or author on them.

Custom Endpapers

Endpapers or end sheets are the pages right after the front cover and right before back cover. Popular choices for custom endpapers include full-colour card or printed; however, we are open to any ideas that you may have in mind for your endpapers.

Shrink Wrapping

This refers to a film that, when heated, shrinks tightly around the book. It is used as an extra protective layer for books and journals.

Have a look at our jargon buster if you have any difficulty with our industry-specific terms!

If there is anything out of the ordinary that you have in mind for your books? Contact us to discuss your options. is a trading name of Imprint Academic Ltd; Company № 08013853 & VAT № 40904775. | Our registered address is: Seychelles Farm, Upton Pyne, Exeter, Devon EX5 5HY
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