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Always judge a book by it’s cover!!
Make your next project stand out and add a hard back cover. We have no minimum order quantity, just great quality printing. Scroll down for ideas and inspiration!
- Portfolios, FMPs, Photo Books
- Delivery within 7 days
- Order 1 copy or more
- Free file checks
- Free paper sample packs
- The highest quality printing
Hard back book printing
Showcase your work with a great looking book. Printed to a professional standard on our top of the range HP Indigo presses and case bound on our Kolbus binding line.
The ordering system is fast and efficient – you supply us the finished PDF artwork, we’ll check the files, then print it and deliver them back to you quickly.
Case bound books lend themselves to many print possibilities:
• your Student FMP or Portfolio will look stunning as a hard back book.
• a hard back photo book for a professional reminder of your snapping.
• for that special agency client, choose a hard book as a promotional brochure.
• the luxury property you are listing needs a sales book that does justice to it’s granduer.
How long do they take to arrive?
Hard back books do take a little longer to produce than our standard perfect bound books. We will aim to deliver the finished booklets in 6/7 working days after receiving your print ready artwork. If you are working to a crucial hand in deadline then we strongly advise leaving more time incase there are any artwork issues with your files or courier problems with delivery.
What options do I have?
There are a range of sizes to choose from. The most common would be A5 or A4 Portrait but you can choose any size between these to give your book that extra edge of individuality. If landscape orientation works best for your project then we can print upto A3 landscape. We do not charge extra for bespoke sizes – we want you to be creative without adding cost restrictions.
Next up, you also have the option of printed or blank end sheets and fly sheets. End sheets being the single sheet glued to the inside of the case at the front and back of the book. The fly sheet is an additional sheet we add in after the case and before the first page of text at the start and after the last page of text before the case at the end.
Our house papers come in a range of finishes – silk, gloss or uncoated and over a large selection of weights from super thin 90gsm up to super chunky 350gsm. We’re always more than happy to send out sample packs if you drop us your address.
What will my book cost?
Our hard back books are very competitively priced and the more copies you order the cheaper the unit price. As a guideline, an A5 book with 40 pages will cost £194 for 1 copy but you can have 2 copies for £198 or 5 for £222. The factors which affect the price are the size, number of pages and quantity.
For an accurate price then take a minute to fill in our online quote form and we’ll email you back a quote. Remember to let us know in the comments box that you would like your book to have a hard back cover.
Get started and prepare your file
We’ll need a file for your inside pages and a separate spread for the cover. Have a read through our perfect binding set up page which will help you prepare the inside pages – it’s the same procedure as it is for case bound books.
The cover file is slightly more complicated for a hard back book because you have to include scope for the sections which are folded round the spine and the extra flaps that tuck round the hard back case.
Don’t worry, we have prepared a guide to help out and you can download our hard back cover artwork guide here!
Case bound covers are more time consuming to prepare so this can add an extra day.
The black areas are the flat sections of the book cover so should contain your main cover artwork. The grey areas will be on the folds or partially hidden when the cover is glued on so keep any important information out of them. The white areas are bleed and should be a continuation of your background colour if you have any.
ALL FILES NEED TO BE SAVED AS PDFX/1A when they are exported. You can choose this from the top drop down menu when you export to PDF.
Any problems give us a shout!