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Hardback Books

Our hardback books are printed using the latest printing technology and finished in-house by our highly skilled print finishing department. All of our hardback books are hand-made to ensure only the finest quality.   Using our Digital print technology, Printroom Group offers low quantity print runs as low as one copy upwards. We can print your books in either full colour or black and white.   We offer A5 books and A4 books. We can also provide  210mm x 210mm books and royale size books on request. Email for a bespoke quote or use our online chat to talk to one of our supervisors.   The hardback covers are all laminated as standard to give a professional finish. Lamination is available in either gloss, matt or soft touch. If you want to see these finished first-hand then request a sample pack from us.

Our Binding Method

All of the printed pages are secured to the spine using a high tack binding glue. This is a strong and flexible binding method that is industry-standard in hardback bookbinding.   All covers are printed in full colour and the inside covers are white as standard, however, we can use printed sheets if you would rather have this option. Standard practice is a double-sided printed sheet, however, if you do require a single-sided sheet this can be produced. Just get in contact with us to find out more.
Cover Material
Inners Material
Inner Pages Printing
Ribbon Book Mark
Choose from a 100gsm uncoated stock, 130gsm gloss stock, or 130gsm coated stock (also referred to as silk).   For bespoke stocks, finishes, or sizes, please email or speak to one of our supervisors using the online chat.   You can request a PDF proof or a hard copy proof of your hardback book to make sure everything is as it should be before we proceed with a full print run.   Ribbon bookmarks are also available for this product, as well as matt, gloss, or soft-touch laminated covers. To see our finishes you can request a sample pack and we will send this out to you.

PDF Files

High resolution (300dpi) files are the best for us to work with. Please see the settings below to get the best quality printing.
  • Resolution: Choose High Resolution
  • Compression Settings - For colour and greyscale this should be downsampled to 300dpi with "auto compression" set on high
  • Font Embedding - Should be set to "embed all fonts"
  • Colour needs to be set as CMYK

Adobe Illustrator Software LogoAdobe Illustrator

Convert all text to outlines and embed all fonts. Save as a PDF file with 3mm bleed and crop marks.

Adobe Photoshop Software LogoAdobe Photoshop

The resolution should be set to 300dpi. Save the file as either JPEG or TIFF. Other files not listed above must be saved either as an EPS or JPEG.

Adobe InDesign Software LogoAdobe InDesign

All fonts and pictures used in your artwork need to be supplied to us in a separate folder using the "package" function under the "file" menu. Zip your files and folders before uploading or sending to us via e-mail. Please also include a PDF. We can then use the PDF to make sure that nothing is missing or moved.

Artwork Bleed

  • Please supply 3mm bleed around your artwork.
  • Please ensure that the colour is set to CMYK, not RGB.
  • Please provide crop marks around all your supplied artwork.

Microsoft Office Files

We cannot print straight from the following programmes. However, we can save a PDF file and re-send back to you for proofing.
  • Word
  • Excel
  • Publisher
  • PowerPoint
You can save your Microsoft Office files as a PDF yourself if you would prefer. That way you can see exactly what the printed file will look like.   Please note: It is important when supplying a PDF from a Microsoft Office application, that extra care is taken to ensure any spot colours are created correctly in your original document/file.   Please supply a screenshot of your Microsoft Office file before conversion. You can do this by following the instruction below for both Mac and PC.   Mac: Press 'Command' + 'Shift' + 3 for a full screenshot, or 'Command' + 'Shift' + 4 to select an area to screenshot. This will save a PNG file to your desktop.   PC: There is a key on your keyboard that says 'Print Screen'. You can then paste this into a document or email to send over.

Need Help?

If you are unsure about any of the information above regarding artwork and submitting files for printing, then have a look at our Artwork Guidelines page. If you are still stuck and would prefer to talk to someone then please email us at or speak to one of our team using the online chat.