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The real distinction between hardcover book and softcover book

Time: 2021-06-24 Hits: 113

The production of every paper book has two main processes: printing and binding. Then we must distinguish between hardcover book and softcover book. First of all, the book printing process is the same. The difference between them lies in the different binding methods. The binding method of hardcover book is complicated and there are many processes, but the product will be more refined, which makes the function of the book biased towards the collection. But the role of the softcover book is more emphasis on the current use, it can meet general needs.


The paper material used for making books in BookPrintingChina is selected according to the prescribed number of grams. As one of the most professional book printers in China, the paper and printing process requirements for hardcover and softcover books are uniformly required. However, in the subsequent process, hardcover books will at least 5-10 more processes than softcover books, such as gilding, bronzing, painting, plugging cloth, and sticking ribbons. Therefore, as the number of processes increases, the use of auxiliary materials will also increase.

So the cost of hardcover book printing will be higher than softcover book printing. Softcover books are the books that we usually use, such as textbooks and so on. Generally, glue binding technology is used, it means that the inner pages of the book are glued together with special binding glue, and then glued together with the cover by a special perfect binding machine. The cover is the ordinary coated paper, which is thicker than the inner pages, so the whole book can be easily bent.

The process of hardcover book printing china is more complicated. The inner pages of hardcover books are generally locked with thread. The inner pages are locked together with threads and glued, so that they are firmer and not easy to fall off. The cover is generally a gray board with a thickness of 1MM-2MM. Paste finely printed thin paper on the gray board to form a book case, and then glue the backing paper on the book case. Hardcover books cannot be bent. They can be spread out at 180 degrees and appear high-grade. Generally, they are thicker and more delicate because of the hard cover.

The difference between hardcover book and softcover book lies mainly in the binding method and material selection requirements. Regardless of the hardcover book and the softcover book, the printing requirements must pass the FROGA39 test to confirm the color, so as to ensure that the book printing minimizes the color difference. Therefore, the real distinction between the hardcover book and the softcover book is the difference in binding process.


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