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Book Printing UK

AKA Case Bound Books


Perfect for special edition biographies, school yearbooks, or limited editions.

Everyone loves hardback books. They're just that little bit more special, which means that they should be reserved for special occasions and special books.

Hardback books are more durable, more impressive, and really stand out on a bookshelf. Whilst you can print any book as a hardback, we recommend that you print hardbacks sparingly. Whilst they are more impressive than paperbacks, they also cost a bit more. It's also worth remembering that paperbacks outsell hardbacks significantly.

All that being said, the benefits of printing in hardback are significant. The final product is incredible and they last a really long time. Which is why they are perfect for yearbooks, limited editions or biographies.

We have in-house case binding machinery, which means that we are able to print short-run hardback books.

We produce hardback books in; A5, A4, Royal or a custom size of your choice.

Different types of books work best in different sizes. For example, a yearbook works best in A4, whereas a novel would be best in A5 or Royal.

Use our instant price calculator to work out the cost of printing hardback books. If you would like a quote for a custom size, get in touch with a member of the team on (01733) 898 102 or email info@bookprintinguk.com.

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We can print in full colour, black and white, or black and white with colour inserts.

The decision is ultimately yours, and there are a number of reasons for choosing each option. Colour printing is more expensive, but if your book contains images or annotations it may be necessary

If your book conatains a small number of images or annotations that you would like to be printed in colour, then black or white printing with colour inserts will most likely be the best choice. This gives you the benefits of cheaper black and white printing, whilst keeping colour where it is needed.

Get instant quotes for printing in colour, black and white, or black and white with colour inserts using our online calculator.

Hardback books need to have a minimum of 50 pages and a maximum of 600 pages in order for the binding process to be effective. For books of less than 50 pages we suggest using our booklet (stitch binding) option.

What material is used for the hardback case?


The hardback case is made using a cloth material or we can print onto the cover. A wrap-around cover / dust jacket can be added to the cased book. The dust jacket has oversized flaps that are folded and tucked in to the cased book.

For text books (where the printing doesn't cover the complete page) we suggest you leave a minimum of 15mm margins (white space) around all four edges of your text. If your book has pages that are printed across the whole page (no margins) we suggest that you add a 5mm bleed. We have pre formatted book templates to help you create your hardback book ready for printing. If you would prefer us to design your book for you please give us a call and we can give you a design quote, or read our design service page.
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Why Should You Print Your Hardback Book with Book Printing UK?

1. We Have A Lot Of Experience


As a member of the Bonacia family, we have been printing books for more than 20 years. And we would like to think that we are pretty good at it.

We have a team of amazing account managers, talented designers, and experienced production staff. Add to that our state-of-the-art printers and you find yourself in pretty good company.

2. Our Quality Control Is Impressive


When you print with us you can rest assured that every single person who works on your book is a part of our stringent quality control process.

The designers who prepare your files check that the layout is correct and the images are a high enough resolution. The print managers ensure that your pages have printed properly on paper and the binders check every book for binding errors.

On the rare occasion that a mistake is made, whoever spots it is responsible for ensuring that it is rectified. Even if that means that the books have to be discarded and the print project starts again.

3. Our Prices Are Competitive


We put a lot of work into providing an outstanding service and producing top quality products. But we know that price still matters, which is why we keep our prices competitive.

We do everything we can to make our processes more efficient, as doing so saves you time and money. For example, we offer our free file assessment service. This ensures that your files will print without issue, reduces design time and minimises print errors, making you happy, and saving us time and therefore money. Processes like this mean that we can keep the cost of printing low.

Use our online calculator to get an instant quote.

4. You Don't Have To Feel Guilty About Printing On Our Paper


As a printer who uses a lot of paper, we take our environmental responsibility seriously.

All of the paper we use is FSC credited, which means that it has been sourced responsibly by organisations who ensure that they are re-planting trees to replace those that they use.

If you're interested, you can find out more about FSC accredited paper here.

5. People Who Use Our Service Tend To Love Us


We don't want to seem arrogant, but we think we are pretty good at what we do. And our customers seem to agree.

Putting our innate British modesty aside for a moment, we work very hard to ensure that the entire process of printing with us is an enjoyable one, and that we provide amazing quality printed books at an exceptional price. So when we are told that we're doing a good job we like to shout about it.

You can see all of our independent reviews on our Trust Pilot page. Here are a few of the most recent:



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