Custom Case Bound Book Printing From China
In order to make sure the cover enough strong to protect the inside pages, hard cover books will be the best choice. Normally, there is a 2-3.5mm grey board inside the cover , to make the cover strong. Also it pasted with a printed cover or a fabric or leather-style binding, hard wearing and durable.
What is a case bound book?
Case bound book produces a hard backed book that is strong and durable such as a commemorative book or a register. Cased-in books are made of grey board and covered with printed and laminated paper. They can also be covered with material such as PVC coated paper, book cloth, leather cloth or real leather.
Case bound book printing is the ideal book style of many people pursuing collections of exquisite books. It has also become the promoting way of many merchants who utilizes the qualities of case bound book printing technology, such as its collection value, visual beauty and so on, to promote their own products.
Anatomy of a case bound book:
The image aboved is a diagram of a case bound book. These are the basic elements of a case bound book:
Most often, a case bound book has five distinctives:
- Cover is hard or stiff
- Covers are “wrapped”
- Smythe sewn sections
- Two end papers (inside the covers)
- Divided by the spine forms, there are square spine and round spine
1. Dust jacket
Dust jackets: case wrapped books that are only stamped can look very bland with dust jackets. Dust jackets give the book an esthetic or artistic appeal. The dust jacket sets the mood or tone of the book, positions it within its genre, or provides hard-hitting sales copy.
2. Hardcover / Case of Book
The cover is the biggest difference with other books. So it could be designed more luxury to attract more eyes. As the material of cover, there could be paper cover, cloth cover, and leather cover..etc as below.
Paper cover of case bound book
The paper to be printed is 157gsm glossy / matte paper, then it is laminated and glued on 1200-1800gsm cardboard.
The thickness of cardboard depends on the thickness of your book. For example, the 1800gsm (3mm) will be best when your book have 300 pages inside.
And the cover bould be hot stamped logo or title to highlight.
Leather cover book printing
Leather bound book printing is the best way to make it luxury. Meanwhile, it is also the most expensive solution.
The cost of leather material have many choices from cheap to expensive. In order to make sure the quality of leather, our company use the big brand supplier. And you could choose the material on line. Please contact more.
Cloth hardcover book printing
The material of cloth could be choosed by the surface finishing of title. For example, the rough cloth can’t be gold or silver foil stamped.
Please contact our sales representives and check which cloth material is suit to your cover.
3. Spine of case bound book and hand bands
Headbands are the ribbon that is inserted in the spine and shows at the top and bottom of the spine in the finished book. Headbands are purely decorative (no function) but may lend a vintage or design element to the finished book
Some case bound books have no headbands. It’s up to freely.
Spine of hardback books could be design into round or square. And the square spine is the most standard. The hardback book manufacturer will make square spine for you when you have no spine pointed. It means it’s fault data for a hardcover book.
4. Size of case bound book printing
The truth that there is no standard size for custom books.You could design the size of your books freely. The most common standard is ASNI and ISO 216 A as below.
Sizes of ISO 216 A
A2 = 594*420mm
A3 = 420*297mm
A4 = 210*297mm
A5 = 210*148mm
A6 = 148*105mm
A7 = 74*105mm
ASNI sizes of United States
Letter size = 216*279mm
Executive size = 19*254mm
Legal size = 216*356mm
Ledger/Tablold size = 279*432mm
Show us your size to quote and also the number of pages form as below
5. Ends of hardcover book printing
End papers of hardcover book printing, until recently, most ends were plain. It is 160gsm offset paper when there is plain ends.
And also you could design the ends into color as below. It’s upto you. Please take attention to the backgournd color, it’s different between ends and inner pages even though it’s same value of color.
6. Sewn and case bound of case bound book
This method is mostly used to bind strong and durable books, such as encyclopedias, various reference books, art books, Bibles and so on. For more than a hundred years, the most commonly used method of sewing and binding is the “Smyth” binding method, which is a binding method that passes the binding line through the spine of the book and puts all the pages of the book together. The advantage of using this method is that the pages of the book post can be tiled after being bound together.
7. Decorative packaging box
It need a decorative gift box or slip case for the hardcover book if you want to make it more luxury. This box could also protect the book inside safely. And you could choose more styles of rigid gift boxes via our brother company of packaging.
Could we get a sample before order?
In order to make sure it’s safe, we suggest you order a sample firstly. As we know, the offset printing machine is very expensive to print only one book. So we do digital printing for samples and the sample can’t be sewn due to sewn process need many copies to adjusting the machine.
For the sample services, we have 2 options for your reference.
1, We will make a sample freely and take video for your reference when the deposit paid.
2, The sample with courier cost need to be paid if you need a physical sample arrive at your local.