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Hardcover Book Printing


Hardcover Book Printing

Hardcover Book Quote

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

Hardcover book printing is also known by other names, including sewn hardcover binding, case bound, hardback, and hardcover, to name a few. 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, a hardcover book is a style that will make your books look high-end. We offer 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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Hardcover Book Printing MOQ

We are an offset printing company that specializes in printing custom hardcover books. In common, our hardcover book printing minimum order quantity(MOQ) is 100pcs. We suggest an order of 500pcs for a hardcover book printing. 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 printing option would be appropriate.

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, spiral-bound books, board books, and many others. 

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printing a hardcover book

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.

Because all hardcover books are customized. Different sizes, different page counts, different materials, all make the artwork are different. We provide a free hardcover book template, free artwork checking, and free artwork modifications for all customers. Meanwhile, 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 (also called dummy) 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: 8.5″ × 11″ (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
custom hardcover book printing

Hardcover Book Printing Material

We do hardcover books 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. The spine can be square spine and round spine. The cover is made of 157gsm art paper with film lamination, vinyl, texture paper, cloth, PU, and more wrapped on a 2mm or 3mm board. 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.

Image printing isn’t possible on vinyl or cloth. Foil stamping, embossing, and silk printing are the best choices for printing on those materials. If you opt for image 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. 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 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 art paper for this. You can also choose from a wide range of other color papers or texture papers, which we have available. 

For interior papers, it has many choices. Uncoated paper, coated paper, and special paper all are available. 

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 spine is thicker than the book’s inner thickness and the cover is also a little larger 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 straddle 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 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 in width.

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