Browse our Hardcover Books Portfolio with lots of beautiful photos of hardcover books we’ve manufactured over the years. We’ve assembled some of our favorite titles to show you what our various hardcover book manufacturing capabilities are. We hope you find them inspiring!
CD, DVD, Vinyl, and Custom Size Books
Below you’ll find a definition of hardcover books, along with an explanation of the components and many photos of hardcover books to illustrate the various possibilities. Please enjoy!
The meaning of HARDCOVER is having rigid boards on the sides covered in cloth or paper.
Hardcover Books have a rigid board inside (i.e., chipboard core) and are covered in cloth (i.e., linen, fabric paper) or paper (i.e., 4C print). We have a few variations on this such as leather wraps and media additions, but you get the idea. The book portion of the term would imply inner pages but oddly enough, not all books have inner pages.
Almost all elements of hardcover books are customizable. You can make the book title exactly what you are envisioning.
The outside wrap of a hardcover book is traditionally a full color 4C print. Sometimes clients add special effects to the 4C or use a special paper.
Printed Paper Wrap on CD Book
Wraps can be a special material such as linen, leather (vegan), or fabric paper. These materials can have special printing requirements.
Inner wraps are usually paper (4C or black matte) but we can do things like a foam panel instead of a wrap.
The binding of the inner pages is determined mostly by the page count. Booklets under 32pp need to be stapled, but booklet with larger number of pages can be perfect bound or stitched perfect binding.
Plastic disc trays come in 5″ and 7″ sizes, and now blueray size. If you use a plastic tray to hold a disc, the book size is determined by the tray size. Foam trays are custom made and can be any size.
Swinging sleeves (aka hanging sleeves) attach to the inner pages and hold a disc or vinyl record. You can have the solid or with a die cut hole, and unprinted or printed.
You can use the end panels to hold the disc or record with a glued on sleeve pocket. Available printed or solid material.
Disc hubs can be paced on the front or back panel (or both) and are available in cork, white or black foam.
Hardcover books are beautiful on their own, but if you want to add a slipcase (maybe for a splash of color or retail info) you can!
See also CD DVD Book Printing