Hard-cased and Special Books

Hard-cased and Special Books

The cover of a book is a very important part of every publication. It attracts the eye, determines the character of a given publication and often decides whether a client will buy a given book or not. Beautifully made high quality cover increases the prestige of the publishing house. It also determines the durability of the book - the most reliable ones will be able to survive many year intact. There is no doubt that London hard-cased books are considered as the best ones.


Hard-cased and special books London, Birmingham, Leeds, Glasgow, Sheffield,


Hard-cased and Special Books in Birmingham

What distinguishes hard-cased and special books in Leeds is the way the binding and cloth spine are combined. They are made of separate elements which are fully made of stiffening material which is called backlining while the front and rear part is called cloth covering material.

All of these elements are joined together to form a overlay which forms the outside part of the hard cover. Hardcover and specialty books in Glasgow are also sometimes referred to as "taped books" because their main distinguishing feature is the way they are covered into the cloth covering material which is usually designed by the graphic designer.

Stiffeners elements for hard- cased and special books in Sheffield

Hard-cased and special books in Manchester are made of three material parts which are separately cut from backlining and cloth covering. They determine the outer format of the hard cover. Hard cover always protrudes a little bit beyond the insert, creating a so-called "corners".

The stiffening elements for hardcover and special books in Edinburgh are usually made of bookbinding cardboard - a thicker for cloth covering, and a thinner for backlinking.


Hard-cased and special books Manchester, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Bristol, Cardiff

There is a much wider freedom in choosing the material for the cloth covering - it can be made of paper, canvas, leather, eco leather or various types of synthetic materials. Whis is more, it can be matt or glossy, embossed or smooth. Its main function is to protect the book from damage, so it should be resistant to moisture and abrasion, but its aesthetic qualities are also important.

Types of hard-cased and specialty books in Liverpool

Hard cased books can be divided into different types according to materials used to its production. For example, it can be homogenous hard covers and combined hard covers.
When it comes to homogenous hard cover, it’s made of one big part of material whereas to produce combined hard covers at least three material parts are used (one part for backlinking and two for cloth covering.

Different types of material can be used for production - for example, it’s recommended to use more durable for the spine because it is more vulnerable to damage. The way hard covers are printed depends on the material used to the production.

The paper can be printed using offset or digital printing, but this type of material requires additional protection, for example by foiling, because of its low mechanical strength. In case of other materials we can use screen printing technique. All hard and special books in Bristol can be further refined by varnishing, rounding corners or embossing.

Hard-cased and Special Books in Birmingham in Cardiff

In addition to hard and soft binding, there are also books available on the publishing market in so-called special binding. These include:

Library cover

Technically speaking, it is closer to the hard covers combined, but they are classified as special. Their construction assumes above all high strength, as they are particularly vulnerable to damage. The back and corners of the cover are covered with a special, hard material, which is then covered with a cloth covering.

Spiralable covers

They consist of two separate linings - front and back, connected by a plastic spiral. This type of cover is the easiest to design, you should only remember to leave the free area from printing in the area where the linings are joined by a spiral.

Covers with open back

They also consist of a front and rear lining, but have neither a spiral nor spine- their back is completely exposed so that you can see the threads and bonding.