Below you will find images and descriptions of our in-stock cover materials and interior paper options. Larger orders may be eligible for custom materials. Please send us an email if you have a specific need which is not met by the options presented below.
We stock nine different traditional linen book cloth colors. The linen is the highest quality woven linen available and is suitable for fine art and collectible books of all sorts.
Note: we always have a selection of excess material on hand. Click here to see what other colors and textures we have available at this time!
If you want an image on the cover your hardcover book, then you need to order a printed wrap instead of a linen or faux suede cover. With these books, a full color print is wrapped around the cover boards and glued down. We print the wrap on a dull coated (also called ‘silk’) substrate specifically made for this application. The covers feel substantial, are durable, and show accurate, vivid color. See our cover sizing calculator for file preparation instructions.
Perfect Bound Soft Covers
Basic softcover books include a printed cover on heavy cover stock. Our covers are printed 4/0 (which means full color on the outside and blank white on the inside.) With these covers, you have the option to apply gloss or matte laminate or leave them without any laminate. Please see our FAQs page for more info on choosing a laminate type.
These beautiful cover stocks come from Neenah Paper’s Classic Crest line. Available in a variety of colors with a smooth finish, these papers can be foil stamped or screen printed. We can also print black text on the lighter to medium shade colors, and in full color on the lightest colors.
Interior Papers - for all book types
All hardcover books have endpapers. These large folded sheets are made of heavy paper. Their function is to hold the bound book block into the cover. One side of the sheet is glued onto the inside of the cover, while the other is bound to the first and last page of the book block. These sheets are effectively the first and last sheets in your book. At this time, we stock white, black, light gray and cream endpapers.
We’ll be adding some more detail here soon – please check back for more information about our four interior paper stocks:
Super Smooth Uncoated – for photography, arts, and graphic intensive books.
Text-Weight Uncoated – for poetry, reports, novels etc. It’s lighter and slightly rougher than the Super Smooth.