Hard Cover Book Printing

The ultimate in book binding is the hard cover book. Available in various configurations and styles, the hard cover is the strongest and highest impact type of book on the market.

Hard Cover Book Front Cover
Hard cover book end sheets
Open Hard Cover Book
the back cover of a hard cover book

Let’s explore the parts that make up a hard cover book, and the ways Copywell can customize each part for your next hard cover book printing job.

The outside front cover (OFC)

The first part seen of a book is the outside front cover

Using special cloth materials, we can wrap the covers without printing them and apply a dust jacket or foil stamp to image the title of the book

Special effects like embossing, debossing, foil stamping and screen printing can be used to bring more attention the the cover

Hard Cover Book Front Cover

The inside front cover end sheets

The inside front cover contains the front end sheets

The paper used on the end sheets is usually of a heavy basis weight to hold the book block in

The end sheets can be printed, left blank, or flood coated in a solid colour

 

Hard cover book end sheets

The interior

The interior of a hard cover book contains the pages of the book (obviously)

Decorative end tails can be used to hide the spine of the book and give the book a little moor ooomph”

Open Hard Cover Book

The spine

 

The interior pages are bound to the cover in an area called the spine

The spine is the area seen when the book is on a shelf, use it to display the book title, author and publisher

hard cover book spine

The inside back cover end sheets

The inside back  cover contains the back end sheets

The paper used on the end sheets is usually of a heavy basis weight to hold the book block in

The end sheets can be printed, left blank, or flood coated in a solid colour

the inside back cover of hard cover book

The outside back cover (OBC)

Usually the second part seen of a book is the outside back cover

A dust jacket can display text about the book, or UPC codes for retail

the back cover of a hard cover book

End tails

Where the pages are bound together to create the spine, end tails can be used to decorate this area and hide the spine glue.

End tails are optional, but recommended with large spines.

End tails come in various colours to suit the design of the book, we recommend matching them with the end sheets.

hard cover book end tails

Bookmarks

Add an elegant touch to hard cover books by including a bookmark bound with the spine.

Available in various colours to suit the design of the book, we recommend matching them with the end sheets.

hard cover book bookmark

Round back spine

The spine of the book can be bound with a lighter board stock than the cover, creating a rounded spine.

Round back spines are usually more cost effective than square back spines.

hard cover book round back

Square back spine

If the spine of the book is a 90 degree angle, we refer to this as a square back spine.

The book block can also be glued to the spine, creating a tight square back spine.

hard cover book square back

Edge gilding

 

Add elegance to your printed hard cover book by painting the edges fo the paper with special paint that adheres to the edges of each page.

Popular for religious works, edge gilding is an effective way to enhance the perceived value of a hard cover book.

Check out this awesome book with black edge gilding, incredible quality and high impact.

hard cover book edge gilding

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