The Colour Printing Specialists!

Printed Hard Cover Books
Case Bound with Ultra Thick Covers

Binding Option:Case Bound
Page Range:44pp-210pp (printed pages)
Calculated on 115gsm stock weight,
max no of pp is less for heavier stock weights
(for custom page ranges, contact us for a quote)
Internal/Text Pages Finished Sizes:

Cover Finished Sizes:
A4 Portrait
A4 Landscape
Small Square - 202x202mm
Large Square - 303x303mm
Large Landscape - 330x262mm

Covers are slightly larger to accommodate binding.
Please click here for full list of cover sizes
Binding Edge:Bound on the Left Edge
Cover Construction:
3mm boxboard with in-built patented steel spine
Outer Cover Finishing:
Inner Cover Finishing:
Matt Laminate, Gloss Laminate or Linen Finish
Black or White Inside Cover Lining (Unprinted)
Cover Printing:
Internal/Text Pages Printing:
Full Colour (CMYK) one side (outside only)
Full Colour (CMYK) two sides
Internal/Text Page Stocks:100gsm Uncoated Bond,
100gsm Linen Uncoated Paper
100gsm & 120gsm Recycled Uncoated Paper
115gsm, 150gsm, 170gsm Gloss Artpaper
115gsm, 150gsm, 170gsm Matt-Satin Artpaper
140gsm Uncoated Bond
150gsm Recycled Matt-Satin Artpaper
Further Information:For additional artwork, binding & product info please see here.

All prices include GST and FREE delivery Australia wide!
Dispatch times are shown by filling out the instant pricing calculator.

Not sure if your artwork has been setup correctly?

We’ve made it easy for you! Please read our simple Artwork Checklist.

For more detailed instructions see the My Artwork Options* tab.

Need help making your artwork / files press ready?

Please select our Check & Make Press Ready option when ordering your case bound books and we’ll take care of it for you!

Can’t find what you are looking for?

Click here to request a quote for larger quantities and custom specifications.

Not sure what paper you want? Click here for our paper stock explanation page.

Case Binding
*My Artwork Options (Click to Expand)

Not sure which option to choose?
Explanations can be found below:

I have Press Ready Files


Only select this option if your artwork is 100% press ready and complies with all of our artwork requirements.
  • Artwork must be the correct size.
  • Artwork must have correct internal bleed.
  • Artwork must have correct external bleed.
  • All borders must be setup as per our guidelines.

Check & Make Press Ready


Not sure if your artwork is press ready? Then this is the option for you!
  • This includes us checking your artwork and where possible making it acceptable for commercial printing.
  • Please note, this option does not include making small changes to your artwork (typesetting & design) or creating your design from scratch (graphic design).
  • For a full description of this service, please click here.

Affordable Design Service

Need some inspiration? This option is our affordable Graphic Design service.
  • Please note, this service is currently unavailable as a standard online option for this product. If you would like pricing, please click here and send us a custom quote request specifying the Affordable Design service
  • This service involves the creation of your artwork from scratch to the finished form, ready for printing.
  • A full description of what is included in our affordable design service can be found by clicking here.

To achieve the very best printing results (no matter your level of experience) we recommend all customers follow our artwork requirements. These can be found by clicking the button below.

*For standard dispatch orders, all dispatch times shown are estimates. Click here for cut-off times and more details.

Order Your Printed Hard Cover Case Bound Books

Hard cover case binding produces premium books with a thick, strong, and durable cover (the name comes from the hard outer ‘case’ used for each book).

At CMYK Colour Online we are the hard cover case bound book printing specialists. All our books are printed and bound in Australia (including the covers). Because of our unique assembly and binding process, we offer case binding at cheap, rock bottom prices without any compromise on quality.

Our case-bound books are assembled using a unique environmentally friendly completely dry process which doesn’t require any liquid chemicals or glue. This automated and innovative system allows for seamless binding and covering of case bound books in various formats and spine sizes without the need for time consuming sewing, stitching, hand assembly or manual gluing.

The hard covers for our case bound books are assembled using ultra-thick 3mm boxboard with a special in-built patented steel spine. The cover shell is wrapped (on the outside) with your printed design, with blank lining sheets (black or white) on the inside. We offer a range of finishes for the outside of case bound covers, including gloss laminate, matt laminate and linen finishes. For the internal/text pages we offer a wide range of stock weights and finishes to choose from. Our online pricing includes pages from 44pp through to 210pp (stock dependent). If you need a smaller or larger page range for your book, please contact us for a quote.

With no minimum quantities, hard cover books are Ideal for short run and print on demand. We offer quantities as low as a single book, ranging into the hundreds. If you want to print your own hard cover books, we are the best place to come to.  We make it easy for self-publish authors to bring their writing to life.

Case binding produces premium quality beautiful hard cover books. If you are an author (cookbooks, children’s books, textbooks, yearbooks, photo books, art books, coffee table books, novels, graphic novels, nonfiction books, design books, family histories, year books, journals, etc..), what better way to showcase all of your hard work. Or if you are looking to spice up your annual reports, product guides, visitor guides, business proposals, financial reporting, technical booklets, wedding or marriage albums, or any other type of visual presentation, try case binding for jaw dropping results.

The hard cover books that you see on the shelves at libraries and bookstores are often good examples of the various types of hard cover and cloth hard cover case binding.

Printing Options

We offer instant online pricing for an extensive range of printed hard cover case bound books.


  • A4 Portrait, A4 Landscape, Small Square – 202x202mm , Large Square – 303x303mm, Large Landscape – 330x262mm
  • For exact cover sizes and spine widths, please click here

Cover Construction:

  • 3mm boxboard with in-built patented steel spine

Outer Cover Finishing:

  • Matt Laminate, Gloss Laminate or Linen Finish

Inner Cover Finishing:

  • Black or White Inside Cover Lining (Unprinted)


  • Cover printed full colour single sided (outside only)
  • Internal/Text pages printed full colour throughout

Internal/Text Pages Paper Stocks:

  • 100gsm Uncoated Bond, 100gsm Linen Uncoated Paper, 100gsm & 120gsm Recycled Uncoated Paper, 115gsm, 150gsm, 170gsm Gloss Artpaper, 115gsm, 150gsm, 170gsm Matt-Satin Artpaper, 140gsm Uncoated Bond and 150gsm Recycled Matt-Satin Artpaper

Number of printed pages (pp) excluding the cover:

  • 44pp through to 210pp
    Calculated on 115gsm stock weight, max no of pp is less for heavier stock weights.

In addition to our standard range, we can quote on any custom requirements you may have. Just contact us or fill in our custom quote form and one of our team will gladly assist you.

Need help making your case bound book artwork? Our professional design team are here to help make your printed books stand out from the crowd.

Other binding alternatives we can offer are perfect binding, wire binding and saddle stitching

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