Hard Cover. Hard Case. Case Bound. No matter what you call it, our continuous awards since the 1990s confirm we are Australia’s first choice for the Hard Casing of premium quality books.
Ten or more processes may be involved in the binding of a book in the traditional “hard cover” or “case bound” style. The basic stages are folding; collating and gathering; sewing; endpapering; trimming; rounding and backing; back lining; making cases; casing-in; pressing and jointing; dust jacketing.
After the book blocks have been bound, they are glued with a lining applied to the spine. The trimmed book block is then cased-in with endpapers into a hard case.
A dummy should be produced for all Hard Case Bound books to determine the exact dimensions of the book block for the case (cover) and a dust jacket if required
|Minimum size:||100 x 100mm|
|Maximum size:||375 x 300mm|
|Minimum spine width:||3mm|
|Maximum spine width:||80mm*|
|Minimum size:||110 x 155mm|
|Maximum size:||380 x 660mm|
|Turn in width:||15mm|
*Maximum spine width will vary at top end of size range – please consult our estimators
When it comes to making hard cases, we’re the professionals. We’re more than happy to offer advice when it comes to which paper, linen, leather or any other material is right for you. We can also offer advice on adding round corners, brass corners, foiling, dust jackets and more.