Hardcover Binding Options
Pages are printed, milled, and glued. The hardcover is made of firm solid cardboard where a linen (cloth) or leatherette wrap is glued to the boards. The book block’s end sheets are then mated to a hardcover with industrial glue, and the whole assembly is inserted into a press.
Case binding is common among many genres of books and often used when a more elegant finish to the book is desired with increased durability. Case bound books also have options for additional appearance-enhancing features such as head bands, bookmark ribbons, embossing, foil stamping, and die cutting. A dust jacket is often used with hardcover books as additional protection to the hardcovers decorative finishes.
Manufactured the same as a case bound book but instead of a cloth (linen) or leatherette cover, a printed and laminated sheet is wrapped to the boards of the cover. Children’s books and text books are typically “image wrapped.”
Wire-O binding is a great option for hardcover cookbooks, planners, journals, and workbooks. Wire-O binding allows the book to easily open and lay flat. Wire-O has a maximum binding limitation of 250 pages depending on the weight (thickness) of the paper used.
Some of the colors to choose from for wire-o binding include black, white, silver, and gold. Please contact us for custom color availability.
We can print your book in any standard size (5.5 x 8.5”, 6 x 9”, 8.5 x 11”, or 12 x 12”) or custom sizes. Not sure what size your book should be? We can show you a variety of samples to help you decide what size will best work for your manuscript.
Black/White and Color Printing
We can print your book in black/white, color, or a combination of the two. Color is an option that can enhance the look of your book. A popular choice is to print the pages of the book in black/white and have the cover in color.
A custom dust jacket is printed to wrap around the outside of your case bound hardcover book. Dust jackets are available in gloss or matte lamination.
BookLogix can custom stamp your case-wrapped hardcover book with a variety of color and metallic foil options.
Our papers handle text, graphics, black and white, and color work. We offer white and natural papers, and custom papers by request. Our staff can help you to select the right type of paper for your book.
As part of our setup and pre-press process we will send you a finished copy of your book as a sample or “proof” to review.
Once we receive your files our pre-press and design team will meticulously review your files. Once they have reviewed and adjusted the files for print we will print, bind, and ship you a finished copy to review (or you can pick up the proof if you live in the Atlanta, GA area). This process has saved many authors time and money by enabling them to carefully go over the book one last time. We keep a copy for ourselves that we use as the standard for your book when it’s time to go to production.