Book design elements

Frequently, a simple book cover is not enough, and clients want to accentuate certain features to make it more interesting or appealing. We can offer several book design elements in this respect.


Congreve is a free form imprint on the book cover. Usually, congreve is used to highlight title of the book and some special element on the cover of the book.


Embossing in various colours can be used on the book cover. Golden and silver embossing are most common; however, many other colours are available. Embossed books are sure to attract attention!

UV partial lacquering

UV partial lacquering is a way to highlight separate elements of the book cover, but is not as flashy as foil. Partial lacquering creates an interesting play of light and reflection on the book cover, when, for example, an element is covered with matted lacquer or vice versa.

Corrugated back

A corrugated back cover definitely lends the impression of a very expensive and valuable book! A corrugated back is characteristic of classic books, which we associate with something ancient and valuable. Such books draw attention, even on a shelf of many other books.

Tinted sides of books

A rare design element that lends the book a special appeal! Isn’t it beautiful, if sides of book are of the same colour as book covers or matched thereto?

Bookmark or bookplate

A bookplate is not only complements a hardback book, but also fulfils a practical function. Bookplates leave readers feeling that the publisher has put real effort into making the book enjoyable for the reader!

Luxury ribbon

A luxury ribbon forms an integral part of a hard binding book, which is hard to call a special design element. Although technically unnecessary, this element is frequently included.

If that is not enough

If these elements are not enough, we can create a special, exclusive book. Work on such a book is long and complicated, but nearly anything is possible. We can offer covers made both of natural leather, and various elements on the cover, including elements made of natural wood; moreover, we can make a special box for the book.  Tell us your dream and we will try to make it happen!! Imagine how natural leather covers, cover embossing, corrugated back and tinted sides of the book can increase the appeal of your book!