Hardcover Book Printing

A hardcover (hardback) book is great way to self-publish, display art, photography and poetry, while making a great impression. Fine Print NYC can deliver time sensitive projects on demand. Contact Us Anytime • 212.619.5446 • 212.883.8088

Choose from a variety of papers & finishes to customize and showcase your work in a hard cover book. Printed in full color landscape, portrait, square or a custom size.

To get things moving, please send over all project specifications: size, number of pages and sample artwork (a low res file will be fine) to inquiries@fineprintnyc.com, so we can better assess your project and prepare a formal estimate for your review.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a hardcover book?
A hardcover book or hardback book is bound with protective rigid covers (usually cardboard) and has a flexible, sewn spine which allows the book to lie flat on a surface when opened.
What are the most common hardcover book sizes?
The three most requested sizes are 6" x 9" 8.5” X 11”, and 9” X 12”.
What is the minimum order for a custom hardcover book?
Our minimum order is 250 books per design. For cost comparison, we also give pricing for 500 units.
Can you produce a press sample before printing all of my hardcover books?
Yes, a press sample can be produced prior to final production. However, we will have to charge accordingly for set up/press time. A 50% credit for the press sample will be applied to the final invoice, if the project is officially approved for production.
Can I see a digital proof before final production?
Yes, our pre-press department will provide two rounds of digital proofs for approval prior to final print production. Please note, any additional digital proofs will be billed accordingly.
What is the standard turnaround time for hardcover books?
Once final proofs are approved, standard production time is 10-20 business days.Please note, production time may change depending on our current press schedule and how many specialty options have been selected.
Can I pick my own design/image for custom hardcover books?
Yes, if you provide high resolution artwork, we can print your custom design.
What is the best resolution to submit my artwork?
The preferred format for final artwork files/logos is a vector EPS file, with all type converted to outlines with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi. Any resolution lower will make the logos/images look pixelated or blurry. Please make sure to include a packaged InDesign file that includes all typefaces/links.
Do you offer a variety of paper stocks/materials?
Yes, we offer are a variety of paper stocks/materials. Options include gloss, matte, coated, uncoated, silk, linen and texture papers/materials.
Can I color match to a specific Pantone color?
Yes, we can match specific PMS colors for your brand/logo.
Do you offer specialty printing options?
Yes, we offer letterpress, embossing, foil stamping and thermography specialty options.
How can I pay for my hardcover book?
We accept all major credit cards and company checks. Please note, a job ticket must be created and payment is required before we can start proofing/final production.
Can you ship paper/printed samples for my review?
Unfortunately, we can not send out paper/printed samples without a job ticket being generated into our system.
Can I schedule an appointment to review sample/paper stocks?
Yes, we can schedule an appointment for you in our Jersey City showroom/production facility. There you can review various printed samples, paper stocks, and consult with a production specialist. Unfortunately, we do not schedule production appointments in our Manhattan corporate offices.

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