Hard Cover Book Information•
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.
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.
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.
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.
Laminated sheets on one side, up to 14″ x 20”– clear laminate or scuff-free
A decorative polished foil that helps preserve books from natural oils. Foil is available in silver and gold, matte or glossy.
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 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.
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.