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Hardcover – perfect bound

A specialised product with book block sheets bound with glue. The use of hard casing makes the book durable and smart-looking, while the cost of production is lower as compared to thread-sewn binding. 

This type of binding works well with both offset and coated paper blocks. It is ideal for scientific and educational publications, popular science books and fiction.

Best use

fiction, scientific and specialist books

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The use of appropriate materials (e.g. wastepaper, non-coated cover materials) and natural components makes the book completely biodegradable. We offer 100% recycled paper, FSC-certified and carrying the EU Ecolabel, manufactured using environmentally-friendly technologies.


  • min.
    100 × 100 mm
  • max
    270 × 380 mm (portrait) / 275 x 210 mm (album)
Book block thickness
  • min.
    4 mm
  • max
    65 mm
Cover materials

Various types of paper are available, including milled paper, cloth, cork and eco-leather.

Cover extras

We can use printed or mass-dyed end papers, and straight or rounded spine (up to 13 mm thickness). There are various colours of end bands and ribbon bookmarks, and a selection of decorative corner protectors. We also recommend dust wrappers and wraparound bands.

Read more about the accessories and cover extras here.


The appeal of a book in a hard case can be improved by cover enhancements. In the case of hardcovers, we particularly recommend hot stamping with metallized foil, debossing and spot varnishing. Additionally, to protect the cover and extend its durability, we recommend lamination.

Read more about the available enhancements here.

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Frequently asked questions

I am hesitating between a thread-sewn and a perfect-bound hard cover. Which one should I choose?

We always recommend thread-sewing for hard covers. Thread-sewn covers ensure total durability and – above all – complete openabilty of the book block. Perfect binding is reserved only for thin paper.

How many enhancements can be used in a cover design?

As a matter of fact, as many as will fit on the cover. There are no technological constraints in this respect. We can use a few different types of varnish at the same time, and add hot foil stamping or embossing. However, note that using a lot of enhancements altogether does not necessarily make the final product more attractive or impressive.

What is the smallest print run I can order?

We will accept an order for one copy, if requested, but we encourage you to check the prices for a bit bigger print runs. 

What is the price difference between a softcover and a hardcover?

It is impossible to provide a definite figure, because a number of factors affect the price, such as format, volume and print run. Assuming some average parameters: B5, 160 pages and 200 copies, a thread-sewn hardcover would be approx. PLN 5.00 (net) more expensive per copy than a perfect-bound softcover.

What is the most economical B5 print size?

The optimal format is 165 x 235 mm, or a popular variation 170 x 240 mm. We strongly recommend not to use sizes close to 176 x 250 mm, as it generates a lot of paper waste and thus increases the costs of production. Also, it has a negative impact on the environment.

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