Hard Cover Books

Park Press Printers offers a host of book printing services, including hardcover book printing, soft bound books, flex covers, deluxe bindings, gilding, speckled edges, edge staining, rounded-cornered covers, singer-sewing and reinforced ends. We have a multi-cut programmable machine that can cut sheets up to 45”x60" and multi-fold capabilities with a sheet size 30" x 38" and a capacity of 32 pages. In addition to personal books, Park Press can print school yearbooks, textbooks, journals, diaries, logbooks, yacht club books, Masonic publications etc. We also offer book restoration. Please see a complete list of options on this page. Each heading offers you lots of additional choices, including materials, gluing, laminating, etc. The Park Press team will work with you to create the book that best fits your vision. We can show you samples to familiarize you with similar products and then fine tune your own.

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Cloth

You can choose to bind your book with cloth. There are many different types including the very popular starch filled pearl linen to aqueous coated Library Buckram.

Adhesive Hard Bound Burst Folding

This method is the alternative to sewing. The book is held together using glues that penetrate the fibers of the paper and the spine.

Pre-Printed

Take your favorite image and cover your book in it! Bind your book with a pre printed image that is coated with UV or film laminate. Excellent modern look to many popular books.

3-Piece Binding

This method starts with the boards being laminated together on the spine with cloth. Once set, a new material is added to the front and back of the boards creating a much sturdier cover.

Bonded Leather

Leather is ground up and mixed with a certain percentage of paper. Once thoroughly mixed, the "paper" is turned into a sheet of material that looks like real leather.

Finishing Options

Film Lamination

Laminated sheets on one side, up to 14" x 20”– clear laminate or scuff-free

Gilding

A decorative polished foil that helps preserve books from natural oils. Foil is available in silver and gold, matte or glossy.

Speckled Edges

A fine mist creates random speckling and helps give a book a unique look. Mostly popular in the last century for dictionary and bible industries. Speckled edges can be produced in most primary colors.

Edge Staining

Edge staining offers an inexpensive alternative to edge gilding. Two types of stain are available–water-based (available in limited colors) and ink-based in just about any Pantone Matching System (PMS) color.

Singer Sewing

This method is used instead of staples to add a little more style to smaller binding jobs, such as pamphlets.

Rounded Cornered Covers

Covers and book blocks that have a 3/8” radius rounded corner on each panel.

Brass Cornered Covers

Protective metal corners that protect the book cover from wear.

 

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