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Hardback Book printing

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Description

Whether you want one as a coffee table book or a few to share, hardback book printing is a lovely way to take people on a journey. Use them to store precious memories or represent your brand identity. These strong hardcover books can hold up to 400 pages of photos and text and are sturdy enough to withstand the test of time! Choose from multiple convenient sizes and paper types and print your own book with absolutely no hassle.

Note: A hardcover book has endpapers with a white front and back, so your first page starts on the right.

  • Sturdy and long-lasting
  • Professional and luxurious look
  • Print up to 396 pages
Product specifications
Material Gloss | Silk | Offset paper
Material cover 200 gsm shiny | 200 gsm matte
Pages From 24-396 pages
Size 6 sizes
Quantity Available from 1 piece
Print technique Digital
Binding Glued
Design guidelines
We recommend using our templates and guides for preparing your print-ready PDF.

You can download our guides and templates in the template section. Remember to delete the template layers before exporting your design to PDF.

If you already have a design, no worries; we accept other file formats, including JPEG, PNG, or EPS.

For photographic content, high-resolution JPEGs are recommended, preferably without compression. For graphics or text-based content, we recommend print-ready, vector-based PDFs. For content that is a combination of graphics and photography, we suggest using print-ready PDFs to ensure the best quality.

Layout tips for Hardback book
These are some layout tips for hardcover booklets


- The reverse of the cover is not printable.

- Note that the 1st interior page in the template will be on the right side of the final product’s spread.

- Given a 64 paged hardcover booklet order: 64 interior pages + the cover/back cover spread = 65 pages pdf file.

- In the final product, there will be 1 extra blank page before and after your interior pages. These blank pages will be added automatically, so there is no need to provide them or take them into account for your page count.

Use CMYK as the colour mode.

Prepare your files using CMYK as the colour mode, not RGB. Use colourmode FOGRA39 (ISO Coated v2). If you are unsure of the colour mode of your file, don't worry we can always convert this for you. Keep in mind this can cause the colours to differ from the original file.

Resolution of at least 300 dpi.

Make sure the resolution of the images and graphics in your artwork are at least 300 dpi.

Add 3 mm bleed and keep 4 mm safety margin

During production, there might be a slight cut deviation. To avoid any issues, we recommend the following:

  • Add a 3 mm bleed around all edges of your design.
  • Keep important elements 4 mm away from the edge or folding lines.
  • Avoid using borders or frames on smaller formats like labels or business cards.
Text and fonts specifications (Min. font size is 6 pt)

For this product, the minimum font size is 6 pt. To avoid any issues, we recommend the following:

  • Fonts must be embedded or outlined.
  • If your design contains small black text, make sure it is 100 % black (Cyan: 0 Magenta: 0 Yellow: 0 Black: 100).

Note that we don't check spelling or typographical errors.

Check line thickness.

Lines should be at least 0.25 pt. Negative lines should be at least 0.5 pt.

Check your artwork for overprint.

Make sure no elements in your artwork are set on overprint unless you want this effect in your design. You can read more about overprint in our Help Centre.

Make sure the ink coverage isn't higher than 300%.

Force Colour Images to CMYK with a 260% ink limit (in Photoshop > Convert Colour Profile > Photoshop 5 Default CMYK). Make sure the ink coverage isn't higher than 300%.

Guide PDF
Spine widths PDF
140 x 140 mm - Spine 6.76 mm PDF Indesign
140 x 140 mm - Spine 11.25 mm PDF Indesign
140 x 140 mm - Spine 15.75 mm PDF Indesign
140 x 140 mm - Spine 20.24 mm PDF Indesign
140 x 140 mm - Spine 24.74 mm PDF Indesign
140 x 140 mm - Spine 29.24 mm PDF Indesign
140 x 140 mm - Spine 33.74 mm PDF Indesign
140 x 140 mm - Spine 38.28 mm PDF Indesign
A5 Portrait (148 x 210 mm) - Spine 6.76 mm PDF Indesign
A5 Portrait (148 x 210 mm) - Spine 11.25 mm PDF Indesign
A5 Portrait (148 x 210 mm) - Spine 15.75 mm PDF Indesign
A5 Portrait (148 x 210 mm) - Spine 20.24 mm PDF Indesign
A5 Portrait (148 x 210 mm) - Spine 24.74 mm PDF Indesign
A5 Portrait (148 x 210 mm) - Spine 29.24 mm PDF Indesign
A5 Portrait (148 x 210 mm) - Spine 33.74 mm PDF Indesign
A5 Portrait (148 x 210 mm) - Spine 38.28 mm PDF Indesign
A5 Landscape (210 x 148 mm) - Spine 6.76 mm PDF Indesign
A5 Landscape (210 x 148 mm) - Spine 11.25 mm PDF Indesign
A5 Landscape (210 x 148 mm) - Spine 15.75 mm PDF Indesign
A5 Landscape (210 x 148 mm) - Spine 20.24 mm PDF Indesign
A5 Landscape (210 x 148 mm) - Spine 24.74 mm PDF Indesign
A5 Landscape (210 x 148 mm) - Spine 29.24 mm PDF Indesign
A5 Landscape (210 x 148 mm) - Spine 33.74 mm PDF
A5 Landscape (210 x 148 mm) - Spine 38.24 mm PDF Indesign
210 x 210 mm - Spine 6.76 mm PDF Indesign
210 x 210 mm - Spine 11.25 mm PDF Indesign
210 x 210 mm - Spine 15.75 mm PDF Indesign
210 x 210 mm - Spine 20.24 mm PDF Indesign
210 x 210 mm - Spine 24.74 mm PDF Indesign
210 x 210 mm - Spine 29.24 mm PDF Indesign
210 x 210 mm - Spine 33.74 mm PDF Indesign
210 x 210 mm - Spine 38.28 mm PDF Indesign
A4 Portrait (210 x 297 mm) - Spine 6.76 mm PDF Indesign
A4 Portrait (210 x 297 mm) - Spine 11.25 mm PDF Indesign
A4 Portrait (210 x 297 mm) - Spine 15.75 mm PDF Indesign
A4 Portrait (210 x 297 mm) - Spine 20.24 mm PDF Indesign
A4 Portrait (210 x 297 mm) - Spine 24.74 mm PDF Indesign
A4 Portrait (210 x 297 mm) - Spine 29.24 mm PDF Indesign
A4 Portrait (210 x 297 mm) - Spine 33.74 mm PDF Indesign
A4 Portrait (210 x 297 mm) - Spine 38.24 mm PDF Indesign
294 x 294 mm - Spine 6.76 mm PDF Indesign
294 x 294 mm - Spine 11.25 mm PDF Indesign
294 x 294 mm - Spine 15.75 mm PDF Indesign
294 x 294 mm - Spine 20.24 mm PDF Indesign
294 x 294 mm - Spine 24.74 mm PDF Indesign
294 x 294 mm - Spine 29.24 mm PDF Indesign
294 x 294 mm - Spine 33.74 mm PDF Indesign
294 x 294 mm - Spine 38.28 mm PDF Indesign
A4 Landscape (297 x 210 mm) - Spine 6.76 mm PDF Indesign
A4 Landscape (297 x 210 mm) - Spine 11.25 mm PDF Indesign
A4 Landscape (297 x 210 mm) - Spine 15.75 mm PDF Indesign
A4 Landscape (297 x 210 mm) - Spine 20.24 mm PDF Indesign
A4 Landscape (297 x 210 mm) - Spine 24.74 mm PDF Indesign
A4 Landscape (297 x 210 mm) - Spine 29.24 mm PDF Indesign
A4 Landscape (297 x 210 mm) - Spine 33.74 mm PDF Indesign
A4 Landscape (297 x 210 mm) - Spine 38.24 mm PDF Indesign
Frequently asked questions
What is this product? And what can I use it for?
  • Hardback Books are books with a hard cover and pages inside, printed with your photos. The covers are made of sturdy and durable grey cardboard that are later covered with printed photo paper. Our hardback books are available in various sizes, materials and numbers of pages! They are the ideal personal gift for friends and family.

  • This product can be used:

  • • To introduce people to your business

  • As giveaways for potential customers/clients

  • • Provide information

What is the fastest possible turnaround?
  • The fastest possible turnaround for Hardback Books is:

  • 5 working days.

  • Please note: Only applicable for products which require your design: To make sure that your order is delivered at the indicated time, it is important that we receive your file with your design for the product, on time (also called cut-off time). This way, the product can be moved into production on time. The deadline is always communicated at the final step when putting your product together and in the box on the right which details your entire order.

  • The cut-off time for your printed item may vary. This depends on the combination you choose. This has to do with the manufacturing technique and / or the order quantities.

  • Please note: The product delivery shifts a day every time the deadline for submission has passed. This is also the case if the file is rejected by us and corrected artwork isn't supplied before the next cut-off time.

Which production techniques do we use?
  • For the production of Hardback Books, we use the following technique(s):

  • Digital printing: Uses four colours (CMYK) with toners and inks to print digital files. This option is comparable to a large home printer, and is cheaper than Litho printing for smaller quantities. This is because there are fewer starting costs, fewer components involved, and no ink drying time required.

Is the amount of pages equal to the amount of paper sheets?
  • No. This is because the pages are folded and printed on both sides. A sheet of paper gets folded in the middle so it covers 4 pages (2 on the front and 2 on the back). For instance, when you choose an A4 size brochure with 8 pages, we print two A3 sheets (two times as big as A4) and fold them in half, which results in a total of 8 pages.

What materials can I choose from?
  • 135gsm: This material is lightweight and slightly thicker than printing paper. Thickness: 0.11 mm.

  • 170gsm: This material gives your product a professional look. It's ideal for use at events, fairs and for your business-stand. Thickness: 0.17mm.

  • 200gsm glossy: This material is a thick paper that has a rather luxurious look.

What is the spine width of the hardback books?
  • The spine width depends on the number of pages, the material and the thickness of your hardcover books. Check out our guide for an overview so you can print your own book without a hassle, Spine Width Table - Hardcover Booklets

Which carriers are used for the delivery?
  • For the delivery of your Hardback Books we use multiple carriers. We use our most reliable carriers, which in most cases are UPS or DPD.
    We also use DHL and our own courier service. However, these carriers are only used for certain products (depending on the size, the turnaround and the quantity).

I can't find the product I'm looking for. Can I request a quotation?
  • If your material type, weight, quantity, size or other specification is not listed, you can request a quotation. It is also possible to request binding in another colour. We will send you our offer within 1 working day. Depending on the complexity, this can take a bit longer.

Ordering process
Ordering with own design
Choose and configure: Choose the product, select your preferences and your desired delivery time.

Add to cart: Add to cart, review your preferences and edit/duplicate if needed. We recommend opting for Premium Artwork Check.

Checkout: Choose the delivery and invoice address.

Payment & design: Choose your preferred payment method in this step. You can also choose to upload your artwork first and pay at a later stage.

Design check: Upload your design. We'll send a digital proof for your approval before the order gets sent to production.

Sit back and relax!
Using editor design
Choose and configure: Find the best product for you, configure it and choose your delivery time.*

Design in the editor: Now you can upload and edit your artwork, if necessary, with the help of our editors. From here, you can add your product(s) to the cart.

Checkout: Choose the delivery and invoice address.

Payment: Choose your preferred payment method in this step.

Design check: We'll send a digital proof for your approval before the order gets sent to production.

Sit back and relax!

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Frequently Asked Questions: Hardback Books

What is this product? And what can I use it for?

Hardback Books are books with a hard cover and pages inside, printed with your photos. The covers are made of sturdy and durable grey cardboard that are later covered with printed photo paper. Our hardback books are available in various sizes, materials and numbers of pages! They are the ideal personal gift for friends and family.
This product can be used:
• To introduce people to your business
As giveaways for potential customers/clients
• Provide information

What is the fastest possible turnaround?

The fastest possible turnaround for Hardback Books is:
5 working days.
Please note: Only applicable for products which require your design: To make sure that your order is delivered at the indicated time, it is important that we receive your file with your design for the product, on time (also called cut-off time). This way, the product can be moved into production on time. The deadline is always communicated at the final step when putting your product together and in the box on the right which details your entire order.
The cut-off time for your printed item may vary. This depends on the combination you choose. This has to do with the manufacturing technique and / or the order quantities.
Please note: The product delivery shifts a day every time the deadline for submission has passed. This is also the case if the file is rejected by us and corrected artwork isn't supplied before the next cut-off time.

Which production techniques do we use?

For the production of Hardback Books, we use the following technique(s):
Digital printing: Uses four colours (CMYK) with toners and inks to print digital files. This option is comparable to a large home printer, and is cheaper than Litho printing for smaller quantities. This is because there are fewer starting costs, fewer components involved, and no ink drying time required.

Is the amount of pages equal to the amount of paper sheets?

No. This is because the pages are folded and printed on both sides. A sheet of paper gets folded in the middle so it covers 4 pages (2 on the front and 2 on the back). For instance, when you choose an A4 size brochure with 8 pages, we print two A3 sheets (two times as big as A4) and fold them in half, which results in a total of 8 pages.

What materials can I choose from?

135gsm: This material is lightweight and slightly thicker than printing paper. Thickness: 0.11 mm.
170gsm: This material gives your product a professional look. It's ideal for use at events, fairs and for your business-stand. Thickness: 0.17mm.
200gsm glossy: This material is a thick paper that has a rather luxurious look.

What is the spine width of the hardback books?

The spine width depends on the number of pages, the material and the thickness of your hardcover books. Check out our guide for an overview so you can print your own book without a hassle, Spine Width Table - Hardcover Booklets

Which carriers are used for the delivery?

For the delivery of your Hardback Books we use multiple carriers. We use our most reliable carriers, which in most cases are UPS or DPD.
We also use DHL and our own courier service. However, these carriers are only used for certain products (depending on the size, the turnaround and the quantity).

I can't find the product I'm looking for. Can I request a quotation?

If your material type, weight, quantity, size or other specification is not listed, you can request a quotation. It is also possible to request binding in another colour. We will send you our offer within 1 working day. Depending on the complexity, this can take a bit longer.

Inside pages: 24

Choose only the number of interior pages you want. Catalogs always have a number of pages that is a multiple of 4. The interior of the cover and the back cover cannot be printed.

Material Appearance: Matte

This is the appearance for both your inner pages and cover.

Paper type: 170 gsm matte (Silk)

In this stage, please select the paper for the inside of your booklets (we'll get to the cover later!).

Cover: 200 gsm Silk with Gloss Lamination

The cover of the book consists of photo paper wrapped around solid greyboard.
Please note: the inside of your cover will be unprinted. You'll also get some protective flyleaves.

Estimated delivery date

Upload and approve your files before: Monday, 20 May 2024 13:30

£570.56 £428.99 Excl. VAT

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Size

Inside pages

What is the print technique used in Hardback Books?

    • Greyscale printing

      Greyscale printing uses various shades of grey to reproduce images or text. It's an excellent option for books that primarily consist of text without the need for color. This printing technique is highly cost-effective, especially when producing books on a large scale. Your text will stand out with clarity and readability. If your focus is on delivering content rather than visual elements, greyscale printing is the perfect solution.

      Greyscale printing
    • Full colour

      Full colour printing is cost-effective because it combines multiple print orders onto a single printing sheet to optimise efficiency. This technique uses four colours: cyan, magenta, yellow, and black (CMYK). Full colour printing is ideal for promotional books with images or illustrations.

      Full colour
    • Full Colour Photo Quality

      Full colour printing with photo quality is a high quality print technique and also uses four colours: cyan, magenta, yellow, and black (CMYK). The difference with standard full colour printing is that this printing technique can reproduce a wider range of colours and finer details. The outcome are stunning, lifelike visuals that breathes life into your photobook.

      Full Colour Photo Quality

Material Appearance

Paper type

Cover

Print run

Delivery