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Hardcover Book Printing

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Hardcover book printing, also known as hardback, hardcase, or hardbound is the most professional type of book binding. Hardcover book printing is fast, easy, and affordable and provide a durable, high quality professional look that can’t be matched. They offer an attractive printable spine. Saddle stitch, wire-o, and spiral binding cannot offer this. A hardcover book is the ideal choice for publications with higher page counts (40 pages up to 1050 pages thick), such as nonfiction books, photo albums, journals, fiction books, and more.

Hardcover Book Types

Hardcover Book Binding

Hardcover Bound Book printing
Hardcover, also known as casebound, is made from single sheets (text weight) paper printed on both sides and collated in page number order, one on top of the other, and gathered into a book block. The spine edge is ground off. The hardcover (made from 98pt chip board) and spine is placed over and around the book block (interior pages) and attached by the application of a strong yet flexible PUR glue along the binding edge, creating a professional-looking spine that can be printed on…
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File Specifications

Our Most Popular Paper Options are

paper thickness

Uncoated paper is a smooth sheet that is available in 60#, 70#, or 80#. This paper is offered in bright white or in cream offset.

Gloss paper has a shiny and lustrous smooth coated gloss finish. Excellent for making full color printing appear more vibrant.

Silk paper is a coated paper with a silk finish and slight sheet. It’s often called "Matte" or "Satin" and can be described as "Low Gloss". It's great for text and pictures, making colors pop as well as text extremely readable.

Cover Coating:

Diamond 3D Covers come in raised metallic foil, a clear raised coating, or 3D textures. This is not just a 3D effect, it’s actual 3D printing that you can see and feel.

Standard Cover is printed on 100# Gloss Text then laminated with your choice of Silk Laminate or Hi-Gloss Laminate.

Leatherette is an acrylic-coated paper with a pronounced leather embossed finish. This cover is available in several rich, dark colors. It cannot be printed on, but it can be foil stamped.

Pearl Linen (Cloth) is a beautiful cover material with a linen weave. These are available in several bright, vibrant colors. They can be foil stamped, but cannot be printed on.

Leather is a top-of-the-line cover option which is made of 100% cowhide leather fibers. It can be foil stamped, but cannot be printed on.

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Most Popular Hardcover Book Types

Hardcover book printing can be used for a variety of purposes, such as self-publishing your own hardcover photo book, nonfiction book, fiction books, sketchbooks, and so much more. Hardcover Books are particularly useful for printing thick, higher page count books that cannot be saddle-stitched. PrintingCenterUSA produces high-quality hardcover books with an expert, professional appearance.

Fiction Books

Fiction Books

Make a statement with your hardcover fiction books. Your beautiful hardcover book will be a stunning addition to your customers collection!

Hardcover Sketchbook

Hardcover Sketchbook

Hardcover Sketchbook Draw, sketch, write, or doodle in style with a custom hardcover sketchbook. Submit a design with your custom cover and blank inside pages.

Hardcover Classic Books

Hardcover Classic Books

Immortalize your classic books with a hardcover. Our hardcover books are durable, professional, and classy.

Hardcover Journal

Hardcover Journal

Create a memorable cover and print some blank or lined paper on the inside of your book to make a beautiful and custom journal.

Hardcover Manga

Hardcover Manga

Make your Manga stand out with a beautiful case bound cover. Not only that, but it will make your manga more durable.

Nonfiction Book

Nonfiction Books

Print your book to look as professional as possible with our hardcover book binding services.

Personalized Photo Albums

Personalized Photo Albums

Beautiful photo albums will be made better with a compelling a high-quality case bound cover.

Hardcover Books Ideas & Examples

Let PrintingCenterUSA take your hardcover book project from concept to finished product! We have worked with and helped a number of businesses, schools, authors, self-publishers, and photographers design, mail, and print their hardcover books. Below are ideas, case studies, and examples from real customers to help you get the most out of your next hardcover book printing project!

Page Count

We require that any multi-page PDF files be sent as single page images, not spreads. In the files, page 1 should be the front cover and the last page should be the back cover (see left). Learn More

We require that any multi-page PDF files be sent as single page images, not spreads. In the files, page 1 should be the front cover and the last page should be the back cover (see left). Learn More

Page Count

Color

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Color for Printed Books

Resolution

PrintingCenterUSA recommends that the resolution of your images and document be 300 dpi or more. Learn More

Image Resolution

Bleeds

Bleed is an extra 1/8” of image that extends beyond the trim area of your printed piece. The project is printed on an oversized sheet that is cut down to size with the appearance that the image is “bleeding” off the edge of the paper. Learn More

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What is the Difference Between Hardcover and Paperback?

Hardcover books are made of heavy paperboard covered with cloth, heavy paper, or leather whereas paperback books are made of thick paper or cardstock. Because of the materials that hardcover books are made out of, they are heavier than paperback books. Hardcover books also have a flexible, sewn spine. Paperback books are bound together with glue and have a square spine. Hardcover books are usually more expensive than paperback books.

How to Make Your Own Book?

To make a book, try our free online design tool or our downloadable templates to layout your pictures and content, then order and upload your print-ready PDF file. Click here to learn more about designing your book.

What is the Minimum Page Count for a Hardcover Book?

The minimum number of pages is 28 pages. The maximum width of a hardcover book is 2" thick. When ordering your product, you need to have pages in 2-page increments. Click here to learn more about page count for books.

Can I Print on the Spine?

Yes! You can print on the spine of hardcover books! The spine width depends on the number of pages and the type of paper selected when ordering.

How Hard is it to Publish a Book?

Printing a hardcover book with PrintingCenterUSA is fast, easy, and affordable! All you have to do is use our FREE online design tool or upload your print-ready PDF file. Click here to see our print-ready file checklist.

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How Much Does it Cost to Get a Hardcover Book Printed?

You can get 100 copies of an 8.5" x 11" 36 page Paperback Book on 80# Gloss Cover and 100# Gloss Text, Full Color, (4/4) printed and delivered to your doorstep in 4-11 business days with our Wait & Save Production Time option for only $2,463.07 ($24.63 each) or 500 copies for only $10,313.11 ($20.63 each) plus shipping and handling at PrintingCenterUSA.com. Get an instant price on our cost calculator.

Size/Qty 100 500 5000 10000 20000
8.5 x 11 $24.63 each
$2,463.07 total
$20.62 each
$10,313.11 total
$17.97 each
$89,856.98 total
$17.96 each
$179,591.48 total
$17.95 each
$359,060.48 total
5.5 x 8.5 $20.15 each
$2,015.03 total
$17.04 each
$8,519.11 total
$14.56 each
$72,820.88 total
$14.56 each
$145,538.25 total
$14.55 each
$290,973.00 total
6 x 9 $21.53 each
$2,152.80 total
$18.25 each
$9,126.63 total
$15.70 each
$78,517.69 total
$15.69 each
$156,918.94 total
$15.69 each
$313,721.44 total

• These are examples of our everyday competitive prices.

*Prices are subject to change/shipping NOT included. Learn More

How to Print a Hardcover Book in 7 Easy Steps

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Gather all of your Hardcover Book project’s content and images.
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Place and format your content and images in an Adobe Suite Program (InDesign or Illustrator)
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Enter your Binding, Size, Quantity, # of Pages, Ink, Paper, In-Hand Delivery Date and get an Instant Quote.
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Order & Upload your print-ready PDF.
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We will then run your files through our 43 point checklist and send you a PDF or Hard Copy Proof for you to approve or reject.
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When approved, we will schedule and print your paperback book with a softcover that is thicker and more durable than the inside pages.
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Your hardcover book will be delivered to your doorstep as promised for you to enjoy and distribute your books.
Independent Customer Reviews

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The book was beautiful and all my customers loved the finished product. They showed it to others that did not attend the event and I had to order more books!
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Our programs came out so beautiful. The quality of the notifying and binding is far superior to other printers. Thank you Printingcenterusa.com!
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My dance recital programs are PERFECT!! They were super fast and the quality is great!
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Great product! Great customer service, great quality.
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I was worried the package wouldn’t arrive on time for my event. It was right on time and they remembered I was a customer from last year. Thank you
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I really appreciated your teams efforts in getting the right print quality, colors, saturation, etc. for the book. We went through several proof copies.
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We used PrintingCenterUSA to print our yearbooks. The books were beautiful and we got them back quickly! We had a couple of small issues and they were fast to respond and rectify the situation. We will use them again!
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great product. great service.
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The website was easy to use, and prices were excellent. After placing the order, I received a call, recommending a slight change to the paper selection, because a caring human had reviewed the order and wanted to be helpful. The final product looks very professional!
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Beautifully printed. Perfect!
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Our book, Grizzly 399 and Her Four Hungry Cubs is beautiful. We are proud to send it to our customers! Thank you for helping us get the message about Grizzly 399 out to the world.
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I loved working with this company. The service was excellent and she provided us with very reasonable prices. The books that we had done we’re perfect
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I loved our books and I think the company did a fabulous job. I will be telling other people about this. Great service and the prices were good!!
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My second order for the printing of our family history. The book and printing are of the highest quality. I strongly recommend them for their products and friendly customer service. Outstanding!
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I am so pleased with the book that you printed for me. Excellent job!
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Order twice, books were wonderfully done
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The interior pages are perfect. If only Printing Center USA could make a sturdier cover with flaps.
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My customer likes his book.
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The books could not have come out or beautifully. I so appreciated the guidance of the team at Printing Center along the way to create the best possible product. Excellent communication, quick turnaround of proofs and shipping of the final project - my family is thrilled. 10 stars! I could not recommend them more highly!
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We have ordered our program books from this company 3 times now. The quality is beyond expectation, the delivery is spot on, and the price is the best I have found. We are very happy.
4 months ago
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Great color - prompt turn around!
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Great quality and fast turn time! I will continue to use this company, for sure!
4 months ago
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Printing Center USA printed a gorgeous book for me. The quality of the pages is superb and the unique book cover is between paperback and hardcover and they executed that perfectly. Nicole Larson is extremely helpful for customer relations and if you need any help. I would definitely work with them again.
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I shouldn't be surprised by the superior quality printing that I receive from Printing Center USA, because it's exactly what I expect. But I am grateful to have found them.
4 months ago
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amazing job
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Service was outstanding. The last printer seemed to go out of their way to make things difficult. These guys bent over backwards to make it easy.
5 months ago
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Their customer service is always so friendly and patience and I love working with this company because of it!
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