Hardcover Books

A book-style crafted with magazine printed pages that curve at the spine like a beautiful classic bound art book. This book type is a low-cost option while still produced with quality materials and images printed on press-printed papers.

  • Multiple cover styles, paper types, & debossing options
  • Holds 10-75 Spreads, designed to start and end on a single side
  • Online designer to layout spreads in minutes
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Or Start from a Studio Project.

Only square sizes are available online. Other sizes are available via ROES.

Learn more about ordering options.

ROES Ordering Information




Orders placed directly to WHCC will come through our Remote Order Entry Software (ROES). ROES is not a design tool; therefore, you'll be uploading final spreads or pages in ROES to complete your order.

Use the Book Catalog to choose the style of Book you want to order and then select a size, cover option, paper option, and other features to start the order.

Shipping Truck

Free 2-Day Shipping

Shipping speed upgrades are available or drop ship directly to your client. Shipping Options


Add Premium Packaging

Make an impression by taking advantage of our specialty packaging options for this product.

File Prep & Templates

Designing custom photo covers or pages? Be sure to use our Sizing Templates when preparing your order. Visit Downloads to access these templates.

Accepted Files
Prepare your work for printing by saving high-quality JPEG files with an embedded color profile.

  • Export files tagged with an RGB Color Profile—P3, Adobe RGB, and sRGB are all great options.
  • We recommend saving your files at a JPEG quality of 10 or higher in Photoshop, 90% in Lightroom, or the equivalent in your editing tool.
  • Most products are printed at 300 DPI, and we’ll automatically resize your files for printing. For more precise control, you can resize your files and apply any sharpening before submitting.
Designing Hardcover Book Pages

There are several ways you can create and order your Hardcover Book.

Use our free Album & Book Designer
Create beautiful layouts in seconds with our free online designer. Click "Order Now" above or create a Studio Project to get started.

Sizing Templates & Photoshop
Use our sizing templates to create custom designs in Photoshop, then upload them to ROES or our online designer to order.


Sample Program
Turn your Albums or Books into a Sample for your studio. See our Sample Program for more details.

Swatch Kits Available
Want to see our cover materials with your own eyes? Swatch Kits are available for order via ROES. Visit our Samples page for more details.

Our Hardcover books are created with flexible pages when a coffee-table book is required.

This style book is built to hold our max number of pages, allowing clients to order everything from their session.

Using a state-of-the-art press printing process to create book pages, our Indigos have a 200-year permanence rating. Smooth matte is also a favorite paper option for its soft-to-the-touch feeling. Pages are bound into the book by saddle-stitching and then covered with the same quality photo and fabrics used on Albums and Layflat Books.

Hardcover Books are sold as a lower-cost book option for clients, or as a book series to cover the baby plan sessions and to pair with their albums.


From 5×7" to 12×12" including square, horizontal, vertical options

Cover Types

4 cover styles including cameo, combo, full photo, or material covers

Cover Materials

Leather-like and fabric materials


A protective paper sheet in a smooth black finish


Saddle-Stitch Binding

Paper Types

Double-sided press printing with two paper options


Choose between blind or a foil debossing option paired with available fonts or create a custom die

Full Material Cover Hardcover Book Detail
Full Material Cover


Let the cover say it all with a timeless fabric or leather Full Material Cover.

Custom Photo Cover Hardcover Book Detail
Custom Photo Cover


Design a Custom Photo Cover with your images or design, printed on a Lustre cover. Available via ROES ordering.

Cameo Cover Hardcover Book Detail
Cameo Cover


Give a sneak peek of the incredible images inside with a Cameo Cover Hardcover Book. Just add a Single Square Cameo to any fabric or leather-covered Hardcover Book 8×8" and larger.

Combo Cover


A Combo Cover lets you display your custom image on the front with your choice of fabric or leather wrapping around the spine and the back, or you can create custom designs for both the front and back covers.

Finish with optional black or white stitching where the material meets the image.

Premium Fabrics
Photo Cover Surfaces


100% natural linen is one of nature's sustainable eco materials and is soft to the touch with a natural weave and texture. Our linens create a non-leather, high-end, luxurious cover.


This silk textile is imported from Japan with a beautiful sheen and texture showcasing a natural weaving.

Vintage Leathers

Our Vintage Leather is a leather alternative material that is soft, smooth, and luxurious—an excellent sustainable option to pair with any of our debossing fonts.


Our most popular option. Leatherettes are high-end synthetic leather embossed with a leather-like texture and are soft and matte in the finish with excellent material consistency.

Faux Leathers

Another non-leather material, this option is smoother in finish compared to our Leatherette and has an excellent surface for blind and foil debossing.

Alligator Leather

This option is a bonded leather embossed with an exotic alligator texture.


Classic and timeless, Bookcloth has a tighter fabric weave than our linen cover materials and has been a longstanding textile choice for fabric book coverings.

Chrome Fabrics

A modern fabric made from cotton and then coated with acrylic to create a metallic finish with a shimmer.

Debossing Locations


Each location allows for up to three lines of text. You have the option to add debossing to both the front and back of Full Material and Cameo Covers and can select different debossing styles for each. Combo Covers can have back cover debossing only.

Front Cover Placements

  • Center Center
  • Bottom Center
  • Bottom Right

Back Cover Placements

  • Bottom Center

View our Debossing Guidelines to learn more.

Available Fonts


Available fonts include Authenia, Garamond Italic, Oswald, and Quicksand.

Authenia and Garamond Italic are only available in our online designer.

Blind Debossing


Your message is pressed into the cover to create a distinct impression in the material without the use of foil or color. Available with the Oswald font for select material covers.

View our Debossing Guidelines for details on material limitations.

Black or White Debossing


Black or white debossing has a matte appearance and is available with the Authenia, Garamond Italic, Oswald, or Quicksand fonts for select material covers.

View our Debossing Guidelines for details on material limitations.

Foil Debossing


Foil debossing provides a metallic gold, silver, or rose gold finish. Available with the Authenia, Garamond Italic, and Quicksand fonts for select material covers.

View our Debossing Guidelines for details on material limitations.

Leather Album covers with gold and blind custom debossing
Whcc square bookcloth custom debossed album detail
Book Press Semi-Gloss Paper Surface

Press Semi-Gloss Paper

Press Printed text-weight paper that has a smooth surface and subtle sheen.


100# (150 GSM)

Print Method

Press Printed

Book Press Smooth Matte 100lb Paper Surface

Press Smooth Matte Paper

Press printed text-weight paper with a matte finish that feels soft to the touch.


100# (140 GSM)

Print Method

Press Printed

Hardcover Books start on single side with black endleaves
Sample Album and Book with stamp on black endleaves
Press Semi-Gloss and Smooth Matte Papers

Allow for up to 75 spreads.

Album Size Photo Cover
with 10 Spreads
Standard Cover
with 10 Spreads
Premium Cover
with 10 Spreads
Additional Spread

5×7 $52.60 $42.60 $62.60 $0.76
8×8 52.60 42.60 62.60 0.76
8×10 62.60 52.60 92.60 0.76
10×10 73.20 63.20 103.20 1.52
12×12 85.20 75.20 135.20 1.52
Cover Material Options
Photo Covers Custom Photo Cover
Standard Covers Fabric Collection, Vintage Leather Collection, Leatherettes and Faux Collection
Premium Covers Linen Collection, Silk Collection