Hardcover and Paperback Books
There are usually two kinds of books, one is hardcover book, the other is paperback book,which also called
softcover book .
Hard cover , also called hardback, hardbound, case cound, usually meaning cover is made of hard coardboard
, thickness of which is 2mm, 2.5mm, or 3mm. Hardback book cover can be pu leather, cloth etc. It can save for
long time, and many collectors prefer collecting hardcover books. Most of time, hardcover books are more expen
sive than paperback book.
Hardcover book can be devided into round spine and square spine by spine. and the major binding of hardbound
book is thread sewing, the cover , the spine, and sewn binding make book very strong and durable.
Inner pages of hardbound books, some are coated paper, some are offset paper.
Softcover book, which also called paperback book . Whose cover is usually made of paper, such as coated paper,
cardboard paper, not hard cardboard.
In gengeral, the binding of paperback book is perfect binding, which is binding book with glue, this binding type also
called adhesive binding, some are bound by saddle stitiched. Most of paperback book inner pages are offset paper,
some of children book are light paper .
No matter hardcover books and softcover books, the surface treatment can be Gloss Varnishing, Hot stamping, embo
ssing, creasing, Spot UV etc.