Hardcover Book Printing

Hardcover Book Printing and Binding by First Choice

Preserve your legacy with a hardcover book! Our master binders will bind your book. The hardcovers can be made of three materials:  paper (laminated), buckram (leather-like fabric), or linen (woven cloth).  Hard wearing and durable, these books will stand the test of time.  These make superb bindings for a family history books.  Pricing: Calculated by size of book, binding style, page count, and quantity. Please contact us for a quote for your book!

Hardcover book printing with dustjackets

Hardcover books with dustjackets

Hardcover book printing using fabric and leather-style casing with foil stamped titles

Fabric and leather-style bound books with foil stamped titles

Hardcover Book Printing – Fabric Cover Library Edition – Smyth Sewn and Foil Stamped

Our most traditional, longest lasting binding

Our library edition binding uses Smyth sewn signatures.  This is where pages are printed on double-width sheets, folded, and stitched into to the binding using a special Smyth sewing machine. Covers can be either paper, or fabric, or leather style, in a variety of colours and textures. Smyth sewing is the most durable binding, ensuring that even very thick books can lay flat when open.

The book’s title and author’s name can be stamped on the book using gold or silver foil, in a variety of fonts.

Hardcover book printing using Smyth Sewn binding with Dashed Head Tape

Smyth Sewing: A Close-up view of a Smyth sewn hardcover book. Pages are printed in sheets, folded in sections, and stitched into the binding with a special machine. In this photo, you can see the sections of pages (signatures) folded over at the spine. The patterned strip is the head tape, available in a variety of colours to match your book.

Foil Stamping: Close up of gold foil stamping on spine of library edition hardcover book printing.


Hardcover Books – Paper Cover

The modern way to showcase your work would be to get a durable, attractive, printed, laminated, paper cover, hardcover book. Moreover, we have three laminations to choose from: glossy, matte, and soft-touch. Futhermore, the bindings can be either Smyth sewn, or the more affordable perfect binding (pages cut and glued into spine).

Hardcovers: Bright, attractive, and long-lasting. Great for yearbooks, too.

Split Editions – Hardcover and Softcover editions of the same book

Would you like to have some books hard cover, and the rest the more affordable softcover? That is a “split edition”.  Some examples:

The Naked Rulers - split editions showing one hardcover book