Typical hardcover books (also known as casebound books) are bound with rigid hardboard covers, often printed with a full color cover, wrap around on grey board with thickness of 2.5mm - 3.5mm plus choice of lamination. Specialty cover materials are available for hardcover books, such as cloth, linen, leather and other heavy paper.
Hardcover books are finished with Smyth sewn provides lay-flat ability which allows the book to lie on a surface when opened. (see more on Binding Options)
Hardcover books are often printed on acid-free paper, and are much more durable than paperbacks.
There are many different types of hardcover books in the market, the products include: Hardcover: Casebound Books , Hardcover: Conceal Wire-O Books , Board Books , Hardcover: Coil/Wire-O Books or Binders .
We are capable of manufacturing all types of hardcover products while the most common type of hardcover book would be Casebound and Smyth sewn.
Softcover books often come in the form of paperbacks, characterized by a thick paper or paperboard cover, and held together with glue. Covers are printed full color on 10pt or 12pt cardstocks with the choice of lamination. Choices for content paper include glossy, matte or uncoated stock.
Extra finishing on cardstock covers are available and include spot UV, embossing, debossing and foil stamping (see more on Cover Finishing).
Softcover books are often printed on 30% recycled environmental friendly paper.
There are many different types of softcover books in the market, the products include: Softcover: Perfect Bound Books , Softcover: Coil/Wire-O Book , Softcover: Flexibound Books and Softcover: Saddle Stitch Books .
We are capable of manufacturing all types of softcover products while the most common type of softcover book would be glue binding Perfectbound.