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Hardcover Book Printing

Hardcover Book Printing

Hardcover Book Quote

  • Affordable hardcover book printing
  • Free hardcover and dust jacket templates
  • Print high-quality hardcover books
  • Bind square spine hardcover books and round spine hardcover books
  • Linen, texture paper, PU, and different cloth material book covers

QINPrinting provides a number of custom styles for hardcover book printing. If you want to make your books stand out on the shelf, hardcover books are a good choice. Whether you print your books in color or black and white, hardcover book printing is a style that will make your books look high-end. QINPrinting offers high-quality book printing and binding at an affordable price. We also guarantee excellent customer service and quick production times for your orders.

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Short-Run Hardcover Book Printing

We are an offset printing service that specializes in printing custom hardcover books. We also do short-run hardcover book printing. Our hardcover book printing minimum order quantity(MOQ) is 100. If you print more, we will reduce the unit price. We suggest an order of 500. If we print higher quantities, the unit price is lower. It is important for you to have an idea of the initial print run required in order to obtain the best unit price. If you are considering print on demand, then a digital printer option would be appropriate.

We offer the best hardcover book printing prices available. Our products are our printed and finished to the highest standards and quality. We offer excellent value for the money.

Hardcover books are only a part of the wide range of printing and binding services that we provide. You can choose from options such as perfect bound books, wire-O-bound books, and many others. Examples of the other types of books we print include children’s bookscomic bookspaperback bookscookbooks, and many more. If you need single book printing, we can accommodate your project.We also provide printing services for bookletscatalogsposterscalendars, etc.

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Custom Hardcover Book Printing

You have the option of choosing from different book forms. The standard options include custom trim size, a choice of paper, and a whole range of finishes and binding styles. If you are looking to give your hardcover book a luxurious look, you can choose from options like silver foil stamping, gold foil stamping, and debossing. Different finishes such as textured paper, vinyl, cloth, and leather give your hardcover book a unique look and feel.

We provide a free hardcover book template, free artwork checking, and free artwork modifications. We will advise you on the best way to present your artwork to ensure the perfect result and that you get a book you will be delighted with. A single book printing sample is a good way to check your book paper, binding type and book thickness. It is important to choose the best combination of paper weight and finishes, page number and sizes, and binding styles in order to produce the best result at a cost-effective price. 

Hardcover Book Size

The most common hardcover book sizes are 8.5″ x 11″, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 6″ x 9″, 8.5″ x 8.5″, 11″ x 11″, and 8″ x 10″. We can also produce other custom hardcover book sizes. Any size hardcover book can be bound. The most economical hardcover book sizes are 8.5″ x 11″ and 5.5″ x 8.5″. Landscape hardcover books are also popular. The printing costs for these are the same as a portrait hardcover book. If you design a hardcover book with more than 320 pages, we suggest you choose a larger size. We can advise you on the best size and weight of cover for your hardcover book.

Sample Specifications for Full Color Hardcover Book Printing

  • Hardcover book size: 6″ × 9″ (inches)
  • Cover paper: 157gsm gloss art paper
  • Cover surface: Matte lamination outside
  • Board thickness: 2.5mm
  • End sheets: 157gsm matte art paper with color printing
  • Interior: 128gsm matte art paper
  • Printing: Full color CMYK printing
  • Binding: Sewn and hardcover binding
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Design Tips

The design of the book is very important. Before starting to design the cover for your hardcover book, we recommend you contact our specialists for support.

Our designers will produce a cover design template for your hardcover book. We will ask for details, such as page count, book size, interior paper, etc. Once we have this information, we will calculate the thickness of the book spine for you. Because the cover is wrapped over a board-type material, the cover will be thicker than the interior pages of the book. You need to provide us with a cover image or background, which can extend for at least 10mm. Designing the cover according to the template is a wise choice.

The artwork design on the interior is the same as any regular book design. In order to facilitate the opening of the interior pages in a flat fashion, the hardcover book is sewn. You can also choose photos, which overlap from one page to another. Some clients prefer that their books have a dust jacket for added protection. We advise you to contact our specialists before starting the designing process for the dust jacket. Our designers will assist you in designing a custom dust jacket to fit your specifications. You can view our dust jacket design and choose it if it fits the style of your project. The average dust jacket flaps used in hardcover books are approximately 90mm wide.


Tips for Binding and Printing

Color printing isn’t possible on vinyl on cloth. Foil stamping or embossing are the best choices for those materials. If you opt for color printing, your choice of cover should be standard coated white paper. This surface also offers the option of choosing spot UV, foil stamping, or embossing as viable printing options. It is important to note that the end sheets in hardcover books are connected to the board and the interior pages. If you want to do a luxury hardcover book, a slipcase is also a good choice. 

It is very important for hardcover books to have an end sheet for both the front and the back. A good choice for coating end sheets is 140gsm uncoated paper. However, if the book you are printing is large or there are more than 320pages in the book, choosing uncoated paper of 170gsm is a prudent decision. We can also provide you with shiny color printing on your end sheets; you need to choose the 157gsm matte art paper for this. You can also choose from a wide range of other color papers, which we have available. Are you ready to print your first hardcover book? Contact our printing experts at your earliest convenience for more information or upload artwork by Let’s get started as soon as possible.

How Do You Choose a Hardcover Book’s Material?

Hardcover books are also known by other names, including sewn hardcover binding, case bound, hardback, and hardcover, to name a few. Our hardcover books are completed with the sewn and hardcover binding technique, which is one of the most popular and strongest options available on the market. This method ensures that the book is sturdy. We can bind round spine and square spine hardcover books. The usual procedure involves a cover, which is made of 157gsm art paper with film lamination wrapped on a 2mm or 3mm board. You can choose from our list of other cover material choices based on your preference. These options include printed-paper, vinyl cover, texture paper cover, leather cover, and cloth cover.

We recommend that you choose a board thickness that is based on the book trim size and the number of pages included in your book. The sheets are another important part of the standard configuration for hardback books. Some of the best options for the end sheets are 140gsm offset paper,157gsm coated paper, or textured paper. We also provide a dust jacket for enhanced protection.

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