Order Hardcover Book Printing and Binding

  • With covers built with lamination and thick, dense board, hardcover books feel substantial.
  • For products that need more durability, like yearbooks, self-published books, magazines and more.
  • Interior pages are bound using PUR glue, the strongest, most durable bind on the market.
  • The most exclusive, durable binding option.
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Quick specs
  • Preferred File Format: PDF.
  • Accepted File Formats: DOC, JPEG, JPG, PNG, TIFF, AI, PSD, PUB, PPT.
  • Resolution: 300 DPI.
  • Color Space: We prefer CMYK (Cyan/Magenta/Yellow/blacK). If you use RGB, the colors on the print may turn out, in some cases, different than what you're expecting. Learn more >
  • Fonts: Please flatten your documents before sending your file. If you use a special font which our system can not recognize, the document will replace your font with another font in our system.

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    Can you help me with my design?

    Absolutely. If you have questions about how to design your hardcover book, file settings, color modes, or anything else, feel free to contact us.

    When is the best time to use hardcover binding?
    Hardcover binding is perfect for a variety of circumstances and situations. For example:

    You want to protect the book from wear and tear so that it will have a long shelf life.

    You want the book to make a statement with a professional look and feel. Hardcover binding will ensure it looks great whether resting on the coffee table or standing upright on the bookshelf.

    The book will be a treasured keepsake, such as a yearbook. Or, it may have a lot of color images that you want to stand out on thick, glossy pages.

    You want the book to be identifiable while on a bookshelf. Hardcover books make this possible by having room for printing on the spine.

    You’re considering a laminated cover to add extra protection and create a more professional look.
    How are hardcover books made?

    There are two parts to a hardcover book: the outer cover and the book block, or interior pages.

    The covers are printed on thin sheets, which are then laminated, and then meticulously cut, glued, and folded onto a board. The board is both dense and thick to give you a high-quality, long-lasting book.

    The book blocks are bound with PUR glue to give you an extremely durable bind. After the covers and book blocks have been created, the two are married together to produce your final printed book.

    What are the most common uses for hardcover books?

    Hardcover books are used for self-published books, yearbooks, photobooks, design portfolios and much more.

    Are there times when hardcover binding is not a good choice?

    Yes. Despite the unmatched look and feel of hardcover binding, there are times when other binding options are more appropriate.

    These include when you have a limited budget or the book has fewer than 30 pages. You may need plan update the content frequently, or you plan to dispose of the book after it is no longer needed.

    Don’t choose hardcover if you need the book to lay flat, or if you will be sending it via direct mail services.
    How soon can I get my hardcover books?

    Your exact delivery dates may vary depending on quantity and page count, but the fastest delivery options will get your hardcover books in your hands within 5 business days.

    If you need your books sooner, contact us.

    Why use Printivity’s hardcover book binding service?

    Every order comes back with our customer satisfaction guarantee. If you are not happy with our quality, we do our best to make it right.

    We offer cheap yearbook printing

    Printivity has the best prices online for cheap yearbook printing. We print and bind all of our yearbooks at our production facilities located here in the United States. To keep our prices low, we rely on the automation of our production print and bindery equipment to keep efficiencies high and errors low. As one of the largest yearbook printing services online, our volume and scale allow us to pass those savings along to you. We’re confident that you won’t find a better price, but if you do, send us a competitive quote, and we’ll meet or beat it.

    Custom yearbook printing for your unique print project

    We’re great at helping customers with their custom yearbook printing projects. We have paper weights as thin as 60# text to as thick as 100# cover and paper types such as uncoated, gloss, and matte. We also offer UV coating, matte lamination, and clear lamination for your covers. In addition, we offer a variety of finishing services such as shrink wrapping, poly bagging, rounded corners, and even three hole punching.

    Multiple yearbook binding options

    Yearbooks can be either saddle stitched, perfect bound or hardcover books. Each binding method is unique in price, durability, quality, and presentation. If you need help deciding which binding method is best for your yearbooks, please contact our customer service team.

    Why Should You Order Yearbook Printing Online From Printivity?

    Fast Turnarounds

    We have the fastest turnarounds in the country for online booklet printing. We guarantee our delivery dates and operate our production facilities 24/7. For overnight or same day booklet printing services, please contact customer service at 1-877-649-5463 and ask for “Rush Critical” service.

    High Quality Guaranteed

    We use state-of-the-art printing production presses to ensure that colors are accurate and vibrant to give you beautiful photo quality printing. All orders go through our quality control process, and each page is checked before print production. With our satisfaction guarantee, if you’re not satisfied, we’ll fix it, replace it, or refund it.

    Excellent Customer Service

    We’re here to help! If you have any questions on booklet printing, such as which binding method to choose, or what paper types to order, just ask us for help. We’ll also check your file to make sure that it is print ready.

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