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Hard cover doesn’t have to be hard work

Updated: Feb 15, 2021

Recently I’ve had a few requests to produce casebound books so I thought it’d be a good idea to write a post about this particular method of binding. Often referred to as ‘hard cover’ or ‘hard backed’ book, this is definitely the most long lasting of the binding methods. It is also often the most expensive to produce but that shouldn’t rule it out as an option as it never fails to lend a feeling of quality and permanence to any book project. The ‘endpapers’ that are bound at the beginning and end of the book provide a sometimes overlooked creative opportunity; a paper weight and finish different to the main text section can be chosen and special artwork or print finishes used to really grab the attention of the reader. If you’ve ever wondered how casebound books are engineered, I can walk you through it. Contact me for further information and to discuss your next book project.

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