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Book binding options: End papers

Posted 19th August 2018

Book binding options: End papers

The first pages you see when you open a hardback book will be the end papers. They are attached to the inside front and inside back covers of the book. They are also referred to as the endsheets and will usually be printed with a colour, pattern or image.

End papers are used to add strength and hide the join between the cover and the internal pages. They can offer a wide variety of design opportunities. Although using a plain flat colour remains the most popular choice, we look at some of the other possibilities.   

Diagram showing end papers

Using photos, graphics and patterns

Shown here are examples of a full image and a graphic image spanning both pages.

End papers with full image End paper with graphic image

Single or double-sided printing

Shown here are two examples of end papers, on the left the design is printed on both sides, on the right it is printed on one side only.

Double sided end paper Single sided end papers

For a more traditional look, coloured and textured papers can be used instead.

To find out more about the options available for hardcase books, get in touch with a member of our sales team on 0845 340 5660. Also see Choosing materials, finishes and optional extras.