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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

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

Image Resolution


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 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.

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How to Print a Hardcover Book in 7 Easy Steps

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

Independent Customer Reviews


Rated4.8out of 5
Based on 319 reviews
C. M.
2 Days ago
Exactly what I ordered! Quick process and quality product. Fast shipping. The only issue is there is no place to design a spine for the book, so it is white. Overall, I am very pleased and will use them again.
3 Days ago
Always outstanding service and quality work.
Wei Xu
1 Week ago
Great quality, on time, easy process.
1 Week ago
Excellent quality!
2 Weeks ago
fast response and services
Happy Camper
1 Month ago
Fantastic quality and quick printing. I've used them for 7 years now.
1 Month ago
Service was great thank ! Yes
Gregory Notz
1 Month ago
Easy to create and fast shipping
Kenneth Lewis
1 Month ago
Excellent customer service from initial contact through production
Barbara Richards
1 Month ago
I'm basing this on the original printing. Outstanding work, paper, ink usage, You helped me understand your requirements with patience so everything turned out beautifully! I have recommended you to many other designers. As this is a large reprint I'm sure they are as gorgeous!
3 Months ago
My book Ellie and Jack: Third Grade Ghost Hunters was printed very well by Printing Center USA. The problems was there was a lack of communication where days and weeks would go by without receiving an email back from them. Plus, the digital book they created for me is not working and I am not receiving any responses back. I will change this review if they fix the problem, but this is going on a month now and maybe since I already paid them $1,000 I am no longer a priority?
3 Months ago
Excellent product! I made an 8.5 X11 book to see how it would come out. I had old family photos in the book. The craftmanship is superb. I will be making more.
4 Months ago
Fast, clean, good communication,
4 Months ago
I love the product.
4 Months ago
Came out great. Service was wonderful. Will definitely use this site in the future for more printing.
5 Months ago
This order was a reprint of a book. I had found a minor error and was able to upload the revised PDF. No problems whatsoever with this process. This company is amazing and I absolutely love their services. I'll be a repeat customer! Mahalo... and thank you!
6 Months ago
My first soft bound book cane out beautifully. The colors and photos really pop and were perfect. I just wish UPS would stop dropping or banging my shipments from you (calendars too) because they dented beyond repair about 10 books. I’m sure shipping would cost more if they were in a padded larger box tho.
6 Months ago
Absolutely thrilled with quality of printing and with quality of service. Have been using Printing Center USA for our club magazine which gets printed 3 times per year for the last 3 years. Love this company!!!
6 Months ago
Shipping is quick with good packaging. Website is easy to understand. Soft laminate provided exceptional quality
6 Months ago
THey put the index on the outside back cover. I was unable to proof but any company should have known better and told me.
7 Months ago
Excellent printing quality. Nice, and also very fast, customer service. My only advice using this printing method for a book: 1. Double check to make sure you get your physical proof copy. For some reason, I didn't get one. That's okay considering this was a 'proof' printing, but I would have made some changes. 2. This is not a complaint, only caution for self-publishers: The dimensions offered were not exactly as I needed. I'm not sure why they don't allow a narrower size. The printed book ends up having the dimensions of a church hymnal, as I can't input a narrower width. In the past year or so, it seemed this company did offer a custom size for width. So just double check all your parameters first. 3. I actually really love the finished product and think I can work with this company to get more of the effect I'm after. Best feature is 'Printed in USA.' Many thanks!