Hardback Book Printing
Bring your story to life
Hardback book printing is perfect for reference books, portfolios, lookbooks, dissertations, year books & more.
We can print, bind & deliver your hardback book in as little as 3 days
Available turnaround times: 2 day or 5 day.
Your online document printing specialist
Print any quantity - from 1 to 1,000+
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Free UK courier delivery over £30
Hardback binding service
Bring your story to life as a bookshop quality hardback book.
From 1 to 1,000+ copies, our one off, short run and single book printing service has you covered.
We can deliver throughout the UK and worldwide.
Hardback printing options:
- Choice of 6 book sizes
- Book store quality
- Order any quantity
- Customisable covers & spine
- Choice of cover finishes
- Low prices & fast delivery
- Novels & storybooks
- Reference books
- Training manuals
Minimum page count
Matt 90 gsm (b&w) - 30 single sided and 59 double sided
Matt 100 gsm (colour) - 32 single sided and 63 double sided
Maximum page count
Matt 90 gsm (b&w) - 260 pages single sided and 520 double sided
Matt 100 gsm (colour) - 260 pages single sided and 520 double sided
A5, A4, Half Letter, Letter, Demy, Royal
Paper finish & weight
Matt - 90 gsm (b&w) or 100 gsm (colour)
Printed sides single or double sided
Cover 2000 micron greyboard (hard cover)
Cover lamination matt, gloss or soft touch
Set-up your artwork as single pages (not spreads), in the following order:
Page 1 - front cover
Page 2 onwards - inside pages
Last page - back cover
Due to the nature of hardback printing, a crease will be visible on the binding edge of the front and back cover. This area is printable, however if you wish to avoid it please include a 6mm margin.
Inside front and back covers
Inside front and back covers are plain white by default.
Which book sizes are available?
A5 148 x 210 mm
Ideal for reference books, handbooks, directories, novels & more.
A4 210 x 297 mm
Ideal for manuals, reference books, dissertations, photo books, recipes & more.
Demy 138 x 216 mm
Ideal for poetry, novels, guides & more.
Royal 156 x 234 mm
Ideal for graphic novels, travel diaries, fiction & more.
Designing a cover spread?
Please use our Cover Dimensions Calculator to check the cover dimensions in line with your page count and spec.
Check our Preparing Artwork section for details about setting up your artwork. Questions? Please send us a message via Live Chat.
For wire, coil, comb and velo binding:
Please read the relevant product guidance and refer to our Artwork Checklist. Please get in touch with us via LiveChat for any questions.
How much print margin do I need?
As a general rule, we recommend a 5mm artwork margin. However, some bound documents require larger margins to account for the binding edge.
How can I customise my book cover?
There are several ways to customise your book cover. The reverse side will be blank by default. Read our How To guide for more information.
How are hardback books bound?
Pages are glued into the hard cover book spine using the PUR binding method, a form of perfect binding. This provides a strong and durable finish, ensuring your hardback book is able to stand the test of time.
Can this product lay flat?
We do not recommend this product should you want to lay the book flat. For this feature we would recommend Wire, Comb, Velo or Hardback wire binding.
What are the minimum and maximum page counts for paperback books?
Please click on the 'View Product Spec & Technical Details' tab above for page count information.
Can I customise my book cover and spine?
A touch of luxury
If your hardback book requires a touch of luxury, choose our soft touch cover lamination option.
Soft touch covers provide a smooth, velvety and luxurious feel.
Choose 2 day production time and courier delivery for the speediest hardback book printing service.
Royal Mail 1st Class delivery is not recommended for urgent orders.
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