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Case Binding & Hardcover Book Binding Options

Case binding, or hardcover binding, gives your book classic appeal. Case bound books stand the test of time and are perfect for coffee table books, special editions or family heirlooms that can be passed down through generations. Case bound books can be paired with a dust jacket, if preferred.

At 48 Hour Books, our case binding operations include meticulous attention to detail. A hardcover book takes some manual process, and our bindery experts ensure quality. From adding cloth head and tail bands to hand wiping each cover for a flawless finish, our system covers every step, giving you the best possible product.

We produce case bound books in just 5 business days, making us one of the fastest hardcover book printers in the world. We match that amazing speed with extremely high quality products and out-of-this-world customer service.

Cover options

Case bound book covers are printed on either 100 lb. stock or leather, cloth or leatherette wrapped around heavy board. The paper stock covers can be either gloss or matte finish and can be printed using a custom design, as well as enhanced by adding one of our Diamond 3D options: foil, clear gloss or textures. Leatherette covers can be customized using Diamond 3D Foil. Cloth and leather covers can be foil stamped and paired with a full-color custom dust jacket. Diamond 3D coatings are also available for dust jackets.

PUR adhesive

All of our hardcover books use PUR adhesive, which is the strongest book binding adhesive available.

Size specifications

Case bound books can range from a minimum of 40 pages to a maximum of 1052 pages. Case binding is available for smaller page counts (16-40 pages) but is not recommended.

Other binding options

48 Hour Books offers options for book binding. We also have perfect bound (softcover), spiral bound and saddle stitch options.

Check out this hardcover book! It features our black leatherette book cover with Diamond 3D Foil printing in gold.

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