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Custom Book Slipcase

Custom Book Slipcase

The book slipcase is a five-sided box, usually made of high-quality cardboard. Book slipcase is most commonly used in edition book sets, coffee table books, binders, and storage of reference materials in the publishing industry, leaving the spine of the book exposed. The slipcase can not only protect the books from dust, light, and damage, and turn the books into a high-end display that stands out on any bookshelf, but also can be used as a decorative collection to add taste to the home. During the process of selling, the books will be very eye-catching, show their unique charm, and attract people’s attention!

The Usage of Book Slipcase

  • Protection

The slipcase makes the books inside better sealed and kept. It can prevent mechanical damage and natural wear and tear of books, and keeps the books flat and clean for a long time. Also, it is especially effective in protecting the edges and corners of the books.

  • Storage

As a container for holding books, the slipcase saves you the trouble of finding a suitable size container to store the books. There are some books you want to carefully preserve and collect. There is nothing more fit and convenient than the slipcase that comes with it.

  • Decoration

A slipcase with exquisite printing can also be used as an ornamental item for collection, and it can also be used as a decoration on your bookshelf or at home.

  • Publicity Display

If a book comes with a slipcase, it will definitely be outstanding among the many books in the bookstore when selling. It will attract more customers’ attention towards you, and it is definitely an invisible publicity advertisement.

The Composition of a Book Slipcase

The book slipcase is composed of an outside wrapper, a grey board, and an inside wrapper.
Usually, the outside wrapper is a piece of printed paper with lamination outside. The wrapper could be cloth or artificial leather material as well.

The grey board is a piece of thicker board folded into the box shape. Normal thickness of the grey board is 2mm, 2.5mm, and 3mm, depending on the book size, inner page amount, etc.
Usually the inside wrap paper is a blank paper without any printing. The inside wrap paper makes the slipcase look nice when you pick the book out of the case. Some slipcases have thumbs; this part can make the book more convenient to pull out of the slipcase.

The Composition of a Book Slipcase

Slipcase Cover Options

Printed Coated Paper

Printed Coated Paper

Like the normal hardcover book cover, the slipcase cover is a piece of printed paper with matte lamination, gloss lamination, or soft touch lamination outside.

Textured Paper

Textured Paper

Textured paper is a special paper with a textured pattern, which has a special natural beauty. It is often used for the cover of a book that pursues artistic beauty.



A cloth cover can make your books more high-end, textured, and more special. Some exquisite painting collections, selections of photographic artworks, and coffee table books will use cloth as the cover.

Artificial Leather

Artificial Leather

Books with artificial leather covers are more luxurious. Some special limited commemorative editions will use leather as the cover to make the book more precious and memorable.

Book Slipcase Printing & Back Process

The paper cover slipcase is color printed wrap paper, just like the normal book cover. Besides the normal printing, there are many back processes that can be done on the slipcase, such as color foil stamping, spot UV, embossing, debossing, etc. For cloth cover slipcase, because of the special type of cloth material, we use foil stamping instead of normal printing. We can do foil stamping for the book name, texts, and decoration. For artificial leather slipcase cover, we can not only do foil stamping, but also can do debossing or embossing.

Book Slipcase Printing & Back Process

How We Make a Book Slipcase?

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We print the outside wrap paper then do lamination for the paper. After lamination, we do other back processes, such as foil stamping, spot UV, embossing, debossing, etc. If you choose a cloth cover, getting foil stamping or debossing is a good choice.

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We die-cut and groove the gray board, then wrap and glue the outside paper on the grey board.

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Next, we wrap and glue the inside wrap paper to the slipcase inside.

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If the book slipcase needs to be opened with the thumb, we cut out the thumb after the above steps.

What Products Are Good for Packing a Book Slipcase?

  • Special Edition/Deluxe Edition Books

The slipcase can make the book more special. It is usually used for deluxe hardcover books, and some paperback books are also packed in slipcases to make them special. Some important long-time preserved books need to be packed in the slipcase so that the books inside can be protected from dust and sunlight for a long time.

  • Book Sets

After a series of book sets are all released, they can be made into a collection or reprint with a slipcase. The slipcase not only plays a role in storage, but also plays a good role in publicity. Special reprints can increase the circulation of the book and attract fans to buy the collection again.

  • Coffee Table Books

The slipcase can make the coffee table book more ornamental, more high-class, and at the same time prevent the book from being harmed.

  • Binders

A binder is often used in conjunction with the slipcase, and the slipcase has a good storage and protection function. It will make the binder look tidier and increase the aesthetics at the same time.

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