Paper & Cover Specs

“Creme” books are printed on 85gsm/55lb offset, opaque, 444 PPI, creme white paper. “White” books are printed on 75gsm/50lb offset, 512 PPI, white paper. Please ask us for further information.

Paperback covers will be printed on white, 250gsm (80lb) offset, enamel paper and laminated. Hardbacks are bound in 250gsm (80lb) creme-white endpapers and bound to case using 88pt chip boards. Hardbacks are dressed with headbands and footbands and bound into either a printed 4-colour laminated cover or a durable Kivar acrylic latex-saturated linen weave cover with gold foil stamped spine.

Completed books of 76 pages or less have special requirements regarding the design of cover art. Since a low-page-count book is so “thin”, it cannot be designed with spine art or text. No straight edge artwork or text should be placed within a half-inch of the top, bottom, or side of the front or back cover. For more details, refer to the templates below.

Book sizes we offer:

  • 5 x 8 (203 x 127mm) Perfect Bound
  • 5.5 x 8.5 (216 x 140mm) Perfect Bound
  • 6 x 9″ (229 x 152mm) Perfect Bound
  • 6.14 x 9.21″ (234 x 156mm) Perfect Bound
  • 6.69 x 9.61″ (244 x 170 mm) (Pinched Crown) Perfect Bound
  • 7 x 10″ (254 x 178 mm) Perfect Bound
  • 7.44 x 9.69″ (246 x 189mm) Perfect Bound
  • 7.5 x 9.25″ (235 x 191mm) Perfect Bound
  • 8.25 x 11″ (280 x 210mm) Perfect Bound
  • 8.268 x 11.693 ” (297 x 210 mm) A4 Perfect Bound
  • 5.5 x 8.5″ (216 x 140mm) Casebound
  • 6 x 9″ (229 x 152mm) Casebound
  • 6.14 x 9.21″ (234 x 156mm) Casebound
  • 5.5 x 8.5″ (216 x 140mm) Dustjacket
  • 6 x 9″ (229 x 152mm) Dustjacket
  • 6.14 x 9.21″ (234 x 156mm) Dustjacket

We can provide sample copies for you to look at the quality of books we provide. This is available on request.