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Please note that due to ongoing courier issues and delays beyond our control, standard deliveries can take 3 working days, or sometimes more.
Please bear this in mind and place any orders as early as possible.

If you require a guaranteed delivery date (e.g. for an event), please give us a call to discuss.

Hardback Books

Add a prestigious look to any print project with Hardback Book, also known as Hardcover Book printing

Choose a premium publication with our Hardback Books. Hardback or Hardcover Books as they are also known are created using a specialist method called case binding. This is perfect for books that are used over and over again and are built to last.

Whether you're printing corporate documents, a school leavers' yearbook or an exclusive, limited edition publication, we've got your covered.

How are they bound?

Hardcover Book Printing is sealed using a specialist method called case binding. The front and back cover of your Hardback Book is printed and wrapped around a greyboard to create the 'Case' or Hardback of your book. The inner or text pages are bound together using a strong PUR (Polyurethane Reactive) adhesive. White end papers and fly sheets are then inserted. The un-printed end papers are glued to the case on the front and back. The flysheets are also blank and inserted just before and after your printed pages.

Technical Specifications for Case binding

  • Front and back covers - 170gsm Galerie Art satin paper
  • Case - 2400micron greyboard
  • Binding - PUR (glued)
  • End papers and fly sheets - Blank 170gsm white uncoated
  • Various inner stocks
  • Minimum spine width available is 9mm

Artwork specification

For Case Bound Booklets, please submit artwork as two files.

One file is the outside cover page, submitted as a spread including the spine, hinge and wrap around. Please download our templates as they contain all of our bleed, safe zone and wrap around requirements. Also, please use our spine width calculator to ensure you have the correct spine size.

The second file should be the inner pages, submitted with individual pages in running order. For example, for a booklet ordered with 40 inner pages please supply an inner PDF of 40 pages in running order and a cover PDF, containing your cover artwork supplied as a spread including your spine and wrap around.

  • Booklets must contain an inner page total divisible by 4.
  • Include 3mm bleed on all sides
  • 10mm safe zone on all sides
  • Supply as a CMYK PDF in PDF/X1a format
  • Outline or embed fonts
  • 300dpi resolution

Unprinted (white) end papers and fly sheets will be inserted for you when we receive your artwork.

Downloads and Files

File Size Download
Hardbound Book Templates - 210x210 0.3mb
Hardbound Book Templates - A4 Landscape 0.3mb
Hardbound Book Templates - A4 Portrait 0.3mb
Hardbound Book Templates - A5 Landscape 0.3mb
Hardbound Book Templates - A5 Portrait 0.3mb

Please Note: Your Artwork must be received and approved for print by 2pm to guarantee the turnaround time chosen.

For Same-Day services, your Artwork must be received and approved for print by 10am to guarantee Same-Day service.


Please set up your artwork to the following specifications:

Bleed: 3mm
Safe Zone: 3mm
Format: PDF or JPG
Colour: CMYK (RGB/Pantones will be converted during proofing)
Fonts: Outlined or Embedded
Resolution: 300 dpi minimum
Setting Up Foils: Click here


Please use the following guides to help set your artwork up for print:

General Tips

Pre-Press Guide

Setting up foils


Let us know what you are looking for and we'll try our best to quote it for you.

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