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BINDING

PAPERBACK, CLOTH BOUND (HARD COVER), DUST JACKETS, TRIM SIZES, & BOOK BINDINGS.

We are all familiar with paperback and hard cover books. We may not be familiar with the different standard sizes and types of binding that are available.

Standard Trim Sizes are 4 x 7.5, 5.5 x 8.5, 6 x 9, 7 x 10, 8.5 x 11.

The sizes of printing presses and paper favor book sizes based on 8½ x 11 and 5½ x 8½. There are many other sizes that are available. They may not be as cost effective in terms of paper cut-offs and waste. The final decision on trim size should be based on the proposed end usage.

There are many kinds of fabrics that can be used on a hard cover book.

Each available in different colors and textures that can enhance your book's feel and gravity. By adding complementary colored end sheets the final product can become quite attractive.

You can relay on our 30+ years experience in the book business. We can always make some suggestions to enhancement your book's presentation.

Dust jackets have a way of adding a certain sense of authority to any book.

There is also a cover design which incorporates cover flaps into a paperback book.

Your book's binding should be aligned with is proposed usage.

We offer all types of bindings. Most books will use perfect or case bound. Wire-o binding is better for a book which will need to be opened flat. Once again form follows function.