Types of bookbinding

The most popular types of bookbinding are paperback and hardback books, but these are not the only ones. There are several less well-known types of bookbinding we can offer, for example, open-back or exclusive books.

Paperback books

This is undoubtedly the most common type of bookbinding. Digital paperback printing is comparatively simple, fast and cheap. This kind of printing can be made more attractive with relief printing, foil or laminates of various kinds.

paperback books

Paperback books with flaps

Book flaps are used to print additional information about the author or the creation of the book, or any other information that was excluded from the book for any reason.  And the printed book looks more prestigious.

Soft cover with flaps, paperback with flaps

Stapled brochure

If the number of pages to be bound in a paperback does not exceed 48, the best binding is stapling using two staples to obtain a beautiful and stapled brochure.

 

brochure

Hardcover books

The hardback book is a classic type of bookbinding.  They are more solid and appealing than paperback books, but are also much more expensive and involve longer production times. We also produce exclusive hard binding books, for example, bound in natural leather.

 

Hardcover books

Hardcover books with a dust jacket

A hard binding dust jacket not only protects the covers from thumbing, but is also used to print additional information. This can be information of various kinds, concerning the author, book or publisher.

 

Hardcover books with dust jacket

Open-spine books

An open-spine book is similar to a hardback book, but, due to design considerations, the back is open and the threads are visible.

Open-spine books

Book bound with a metal spiral

Books are bound with metal spiral when they will be subjected to intensive use or when it is convenient to open the book completely and turn previous pages to the back. The spiral is used to bind various instructions and handouts. The practical use of books bound in this way is nearly always much more important than the design.

Book with “flexi” covers

Books with “flexi” are somewhere between paperback and hardback books. Although the much thinner, one-piece cardboard is glued to the covers of the book and the cover is thinner than that of a hardback book, the production process is similar to the production of hardback books.

Exclusive books

These include books with covers made of leather or another exclusive material, with wooden elements on the cover, corrugation on the back, books with exclusive interior paper, original drawings, boxed books, etc. We can implement almost any client requests. Tell us your dream and we will make it happen!

Exclusive books