Materials

Cover options

Covers are printed digitally in full color on the outside (sometimes known as 4/0). Printing on the inside of the cover is also available for softcover only in full color (4/4) or in black only (4/1). Some restrictions apply, contact us for details.

Cover stock used for softcover and spiral covers softcover

Our standard paper stock for softcovers and spiral book covers is white 12 point C1S, a heavy-weight stock coated on one side.

spiral

We also offer 80# white Lynx opaque cover, and 80# natural Cougar opaque cover at additional cost. We can mail you a paper sample booklet to see exactly what our papers look and feel like.

Paper stock used for printed and laminated hardcovers and dustjackets

dustjacket

For hardcover book covers that are printed and laminated or have a dustjackets, we use 100# white Titan Book paper stock.

    WHITE COVER PAPER OPTIONS

  • 12 pt white Carolina (C1S: coated on one side)
  • 80# white Lynx cover
  • 100# white Titan Book (Printed and laminated hardcover or dustjacket)
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    NATURAL (OFF WHITE) COVER PAPER OPTIONS

  • 80# natural Cougar opaque cover

Bookcloth for standard hardcovers

hardcover

Standard hardcover books are covered in ArrestoxB bookcloth, with 10 colors to choose from. For imitation leather covered books we offer 6 colors. Titles are stamped in gold or silver foil. Ludlow type (basic letter styles) for stamping is included, or special dies for custom typography or designs can also be ordered.

Endsheets for hardcover books

All hardcover books have two endsheets, one in the front and one in the back. Their function is to help hold the bound book block to the front and back cover. Specialty papers and colors for endsheets are available at extra cost. Printing on the endsheets is available at extra cost. Contact us for details.

Foil stamping combined with embossing

Available for softcover and spiral books, as well as dustjackets. Pricing starts at $700 based on an 8-square-inch die. Call for pricing on your project.

Cover lamination

We laminate all our printed covers as this is the best possible protection for a cover. We offer two finishes, gloss and matte. Our standard is gloss, the shiny characteristics of the gloss finish make the colors "pop." The subdued look of the matte finish is a much "softer" feel and is slightly more opaque to the colors underneath at additional cost.

Interior page options

Interior pages are printed digitally in black-and-white or digital color (or a combination of some black-and-white pages and some color pages).

Paper for interior pages

Our standard interior page paper is 60# white Lynx opaque, ordered in large quantities, resulting in savings for you. Other colors or weights can be special-ordered upon request. We can mail you a paper sample booklet to see exactly what all of our papers look like. text-paper-weights

Recycling

Our primary paper stocks are FSC, SFI and Rainforest Alliance certified. This means the production of our stocks passes a high level of scrutiny from multiple independent organizations devoted to responsible sourcing. We also recycle 100% of the byproduct from both our paper processing as well as our printer waste (toner, toner cartridges, parts, etc). We are also highly involved in the Clean Planet Program which is spearheaded by Konica Minolta.