Add a prestigious look to any print project with a Hardback Book, also known as Hardcover Book printing. You may also have heard of this being called Case Bound Books Printing.
Choose a premium publication with our Hardback Books. Hardback or Hardcover Books as they are also known are created using a specialist method called case binding. This is perfect for books that are used over and over again and are built to last.
Whether you're printing corporate documents, a school leavers' yearbook or an exclusive, limited edition publication, we've got your covered.
How are they binded?
Hardcover Book Printing is sealed using a specialist method called case binding. The front and back cover of your Hardback Book is printed and wrapped around a greyboard to create the 'Case' or Hardback of your book. The inner or text pages are bound together using a strong PUR (Polyurethane Reactive) adhesive. White end papers and fly sheets are then inserted. The un-printed end papers are glued to the case on the front and back. The flysheets are also blank and inserted just before and after your printed pages. Have a look at the photo illustration on this page to see this in detailed drawings.
Technical Specifications for Case binding
- Front and back covers - 170gsm Galerie Art satin paper
- Case - 2400micron greyboard
- Binding - PUR (glued)
- End papers and fly sheets - Blank 170gsm white uncoated
- Various inner stocks
- Minimum spine width available is 9mm
For Case Bound Booklets, please submit artwork as two files.
One file is the outside cover page, submitted as a spread including the spine, hinge and wrap around. Please download our templates as they contain all of our bleed, safe zone and wrap around requirements. Also, please use our spine width calculator to ensure you have the correct spine size.
The second file should be the inner pages, submitted with individual pages in running order. For example, for a booklet ordered with 40 inner pages please supply an inner PDF of 40 pages in running order and a cover PDF, containing your cover artwork supplied as a spread including your spine and wrap around.
- Booklets must contain an inner page total divisible by 4.
- Include 3mm bleed on all sides
- 10mm safe zone on all sides
- Supply as a CMYK PDF in PDF/X1a format
- Outline or embed fonts
- 300dpi resolution
Unprinted (white) end papers and fly sheets will be inserted for you when we receive your artwork.