Which cover for what product?
An overview of the best-known cover variants:
- Hardcover, often shortened to HC. Here the spine, front and back of the book consist of one element: the block is mounted and glued to the front and back. Find out more about the printing and production of hardcovers here.
- Softcover: in everyday use we mostly speak of pocket books as softcovers. However there are numerous other softcover bindings. Find out more about the printing and production of softcovers here.
Cover and content: consistency inside and outside
The decision regarding the book format, cover and binding is made long before printing begins. Ideally the author, publisher or client will already have a clear conception of how this is to be done. We then simply advise during the book production process on “consistency inside and outside”: a fit-for-purpose cover to match the content and overall design of the book. And, last but not least, to ensure reader satisfaction!