Hardback Book Printing

About Hardback Book Printing

The demand for hardback book printing has grown rapidly over the years, with many people turning to this type of binding for a more professional look and feel. In contrast to paperbacks, they are a lot more sturdy and durable.

If you have any questions regarding hardback book printing or would like to see a sample

Hardback Book Printing FAQs

What is a hardback book?

Hardbacks, also known as case bound books, are bound with a hard board cover that is usually covered with a cloth-like material or a printed cover. While many hardback books are produced with a sewn spine, we use glue to bind our hardbacks – a similar style to our paperbacks.

What hardback options are there on offer?

Our hardback book printing services include two options: cloth with a dust jacket or printed paper case (PPC). For our cloth hardback books, we offer a range of Wibalin® colours, spine blocking (traditionally in gold or silver, but other colours are available on request), and a dust jacket (gloss or matt lamination) to protect the cover. Our printed paper case (PPC) hardback books come with gloss or matt lamination for the cover.

What size can my hardback be?

The smallest size you can have your hardback is A6 (148 mm x 105 mm). The largest size is 291 mm x 205 mm (portrait) or 297 mm x 210 mm (landscape).

What types of paper are available?

Much of the paper we have in stock is fine to use for your hardbacks; however, we have found that heavyweight coated stock such as the 170gsm matt or gloss paper tends to affect the opening of the book. If you require a coated paper stock, we advise to go no thicker than 130gsm, that way we can ensure your hardback still opens up nicely.

What spine width measurements are allowed for hardbacks?

The minimum spine width we require is 9 mm, which equates to around 50/60 pages and the maximum is 55 mm. Use our quick quote calculator to find out your book’s spine width.

What extras can I add to my hardback book?

With both cloth and PPC hardback printing, you can add head & tails bands and marker ribbons in the colour of your choice.

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