Hardcover Books

Designed to last for years, this sturdy format will compliment any reader's collection.

printed hardcover example
hardcover book printing

Interior Page Details

Interior pages are printed digitally in black and white or color. Our most popular paper is our 60# white opaque stock. Other uncoated and coated interior paper stocks and colors are also available for hardcover books. Check out the Quote Generator for all of our standard options or Contact Us to discuss more custom options.

Cover Details

We offer three styles of covers for hardcover books:

  • Printed Hardcover — This cover, printed on 100# white paper stock, is first treated with either gloss or matte lamination. Covers are then wrapped and glued around the coverboards that comprise the cover.
  • Cloth Hardcover — We offer 11 colors of cloth and 5 colors of imitation leather, shown below. Each cloth cover includes foil stamping of the front cover and spine in either gold, silver or matte black. If you are looking for a foil or cloth color, Contact Us to discuss custom options!
  • Cloth Hardcover with Printed Dustjacket — This is the same as the cloth hardcover with foil stamping with the addition of a full-color dustjacket. Dustjackets are printed on 100# white paper stock and then laminted with either gloss or soft-touch matte.
hardcover book features

Hardcover Features

Our standard hardcover books include the following features and more! Check out the Quote Generator for all of our standard options or Contact Us to discuss more custom options.

  • Black & white or full color interior pages
  • Custom die foil stamping for cloth covers
  • Fabric, imitation leather OR full-color printed cover
  • Page counts from 24 to 900 pages
  • Sizes from 4x5 to 8.5x11

Binding Details

The interior pages are adhesive (PUR) bound, reinforced and attached to the hardcover board. Hardcover books also include white endsheets adhered to the front and back of the book. If you are looking for colored endsheets, sewn binding, or custom foil stamp colors, Contact Us to discuss custom options.

Foil Stamping

Each book is unique and deserves a unique die for the cloth or imitation leather covers. Every cover will have a custom copper die that will be made for stamping of both the front cover and spine. You may follow the Hardcover Stamping instructions and submit a PDF die mockup or we can create one for you using your title pages. Dies can be stamped in our standard gold, silver, or white foil. If you are looking for a custom foil color or have questions about your die, Contact Us about your book.

Standard Fabric Colors (ArrestoxB)

We offer 11 standard colors (see below). Colors below are approximate and may appear different on your final books. The vellum fabrics are solid, while the linens have a subtle linen texture.

cranberry linen hardcover cloth

Cranberry Linen

scarlet vellum hardcover cloth

Scarlet Vellum

hunter vellum hardcover cloth

Hunter Vellum

fern linen hardcover cloth

Fern Linen

blue canvas linen hardcover cloth

Blue Canvas Linen

blue ribbon linen hardcover cloth

Blue Ribbon Linen

hickory linen hardcover cloth

Hickory Linen

canvas linen hardcover cloth

Canvas Linen

black vellum hardcover cloth

Black Vellum

chili pepper linen hardcover cloth

Chili Pepper Linen

flare vellum hardcover cloth

Flare Vellum

Imitation Leather

We offer 5 standard colors to choose from (see below). Imitation leather costs about 90¢ more per book than the standard fabrics shown above. Colors below are approximate and may appear different on your final books. Imitation leather has a marbled texture.

dark red hardcover leather

Dark Red
1804 MN

blue hardcover leather

Medium Blue
1846 MN

green hardcover leather

Medium Green
1835 MN

dark brown hardcover leather

Dark Brown
1869 KL

black hardcover leather

1875 MN

Custom Options

We also offer a variety of custom hardcover options including colored endsheets, ribbon markers, custom foil stamps, custom fabrics and more! Contact Us to discuss the right custom options for you.

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Working with Gorham has been simply the best experience for which I could have hoped. It’s my wish that all authors can have the same moment of overwhelming elation when they open a box of their own hardbound books.


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This is the third book that Gorham Printing has printed for us. It's of the highest quality and our customers were very impressed. This was our first hardcover book and the binding, paper, and colors are outstanding.