Paper Chase Press hardcover books set the industry standard for high quality book making. We produce every book by hand in our shop, where we've been making heirloom-quality paper goods since 1976. Perfect for a portfolio, album, brand showcase or self-published title, our hardcover books employ only traditional binding and finishing methods, assuring that each project is unique and withstands the test of time.
Add text or a logo to your linen cover with custom stamping. Choose a blind deboss, silver, gold, black, or clear gloss foil colors. Stamp pricing includes a one-time fee of $120 for custom die fabrication, this fee is waived for reorders.
Every book that comes out of our shop is made by hand and quality checked.
Image wrap covers
Our image wrap hardcovers feature a 7mm scuff-free matte lamination for added protection, and a premium linen spine. Choose from black, charcoal gray, royal blue, or natural white linen spines.
Create the perfect portfolio or exhibition catalogue.
Handmade Linen Covers
Paper Chase Press uses only premium American-made linen for all of its handmade hardcovers. Choose from black, charcoal gray, royal blue, or natural white.
For books that lay perfectly flat, upgrade to our signature heavyweight layflat paper. This unique material has a hinge built directly into the binding and is twice as thick as our standard silk coated stock but features the same coated finish.
Add an elegant and practical extra with a light gray bookmark ribbon.
All Paper Chase Press hardcover books feature premium linen paper endsheets, which provide both durability and an elegant finish. Choose from black, gray, or white.
Hire a Designer
If your project needs a little extra love, we've got you covered. Paper Chase Press offers its clients access to creative services group Intelligence LA, a community of vetted creatives including graphic designers passionate about bringing projects to life. Opt to hire a designer today and we'll connect with print industry pros ready to help you create your hardcover book.
Handmade in Los Angeles
Our shop has been where we've produced our handmade paper goods since 1976. Each book is made to meet our meticulous standards of artistry and quality.
Design your Hardcover Book Online
Create your own custom hardcover book design directly in our Design Online tool. Simple drag and drop, image upload and character editing means anyone can create sophisticated books. No need to download any software. Check out our helpful tutorials.
Less than 50 books takes 15 business days
Less than 50 books with custom stamping, add 5 business days
More than 50 books contact customer service to review scheduling options.
Please allow up to 72 hours for initial processing of orders. Production time starts upon your final proof approval. All timelines and due dates are estimated and based on our current production schedule. Timelines do not include shipping.
Price includes a one-time fee of $120 for the custom die fabrication, under 2x9 inches, and centered on the front cover. This fee is waived for reorders.
For color critical orders, we recommend that you opt for a printed proof, this is the best way to ensure expected color results. Please note print proofs only include printed portions of your job, they do not include additional finishes like Custom Stamping. All print proofs must be returned to us after review before production of the final product can begin.
We print in CMYK. All submitted final PDF files should contain images and spot colors converted to CMYK or GRAYSCALE. After color conversions, check your pages for any color shifts and correct as needed before submitting your final PDF file.