Hardcover Book Printing

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11 inch by 8.5 inch Hardcover Photo Book

About Our Hardcover Books

Your photos deserve the best printing. Using our state-of-the-art, high resolution industrial class digital presses from Xerox, we print your images on top-quality acid-free paper to ensure your colors come to life and pop off the page. Available in a wide range of landscape, square, and portrait sizes, we're sure you'll find the right sized hardcover photo book.

Glossy full-bleed case-bound covers allow you to wrap your images right over the edge — we call this Imagewrap - or even go beyond it, stretching your image clear across to the back cover for maximum impact.

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A Work Of Art for your Photos

For wedding photographers who need to assemble stunning albums that will be treasured for generations, for documentary photographers who want to create impressive books worthy of the coffee table, or for family historians who make heirlooms, our hardcover books are built to last, beautifully and elegantly.

Our Most Popular Products

13x10Photo Book

13x10 Photo Book

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8.5x11Photo Book

8.5x11 Photo Book

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11x8.5Photo Book

11x8.5 Photo Book

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How to create your Hardcover Photo Book

We have two easy ways to start

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Design Online

Create a photo gallery with the pictures you want to use, the go to our Online Designer to lay out your book, choose your size and paper type, and then add your finished book to your shopping cart!

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PDF Upload

Create your layout using your favorite desktop publishing or design software (Apple Photos, Aperture, InDesign, etc.), and upload your PDF file to print your hardcover photo book with tons of sizes and paper types.

Getting Started is Easy

Not sure what size you need? No problem!
Auto Scale your photo books size

Take advantage of our Auto-Scale technology to print your hardcover photo book in multiple different sizes depending on the aspect ratio of your photo book.

Hardcover Layflat Photo Book Printing
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Layflat Hardcover Photo Book

New for our hardcover photo book printing is Layflat Photo Books. Print your books with beautiful, seamless, edge to edge spreads in two options: Seamless Layflat for that classic layflat style or Hinged Layflat as a more economical option.

A Few More FAQ's

Prices are determined by book size, paper type, page count, and even quantity. There is a base cost for the binding, and a per page cost.

For exact pricing on each product, please see our Product Catalog.

There is an automatic trim that occurs during production to ensure that all pages are flush; it gives your book that “finished” look that you would see in bookstores! Hardcovers have a bit of a more conservative crop than our Softcovers, so make sure you pay close attention to our Crop Guides.

Check out our Cropping and Bleed help page for FAQs, pointers, and more in depth information on cropping and bleed in projects!

Pictures in all shapes and sizes are welcome! We do recommend the following:

Check Your Resolution!

The minimum recommended resolution is 2 megapixels (1600x1200). However, the larger the image, the crisper the printed photos will appear. A 4 or 5 megapixel image creates a beautiful, full page print for all photo book sizes. Our page on Understanding Resolution will help your photos look their best - just remember your images should be 300DPI.

Colorspace Specs

If you have predominantly photo oriented work, our strongest recommendation is just go with sRGB. Our system is tuned to sRGB, so that is ideal, however Adobe 1998 also works fine. (Using other RGB color spaces, such as ProPhoto RGB, are highly discouraged, and likely to yield muted or color shifted results.)

If you have a lot of page layout work already in CMYK, we suggest sticking to that colorspace. The easiest ICC profile to use is the US Web Coated SWOP.

For more information, visit our Color Specs page!


Cover picture

by Diane Dick, 09 Jan 2021 (03:27 UTC)
How can I resize the picture on the cover? I don't want it to cover the whole page.

Re: Cover picture

by MJ, 05 Feb 2021 (15:45 UTC)
Hi Diane,

Thanks for reaching out!

The way to adjust a cover image will depend on the way you're designing your project. If you're using our Online Designer you can apply a template to the page to adjust the placement of the uploaded image. If you're uploading a completed PDF, the best thing to do is to design your cover as you want it to look (including any borders or text desired) and upload that to the Cover Preview page.

If you'd like assistance with your specific project, please reach out to us at support@prestophoto.com or via Live Chat (hours are Monday-Friday from 9am to 5pm EST)

I hope this information helps but if you have any questions please let us know!

Warm Regards,
PrestoPhoto Support

hardcover portfolio book?

by Jori, 26 May 2011 (00:19 UTC)
can i make a hardcover 14x11 portfolio book or do those only come with a spiral binding?

Re: hardcover portfolio book?

by PrestoPhoto Support, 27 May 2011 (14:23 UTC)
Greetings Jori and thanks for your question!

Unfortunately right now we only offer that size in softcover.

-PrestoPhoto Support

leather bound

by sarah, 06 Aug 2010 (17:51 UTC)
I was looking for a leather-bound book option. I read a review (http://photo-book-review.toptenreviews.com/) that indicated you offered this, but I'm guessing it was incorrect?

Re: leather bound

by PrestoPhoto Support, 08 Aug 2010 (20:58 UTC)
We offer material covered hardcover books. here is a link to the cover material options

A4 hardcovers

by Oliver Lee Arce, 16 Apr 2010 (07:14 UTC)
Hello, I'm looking for something similar to a A4 hardcover book... I'm working on a graphic novel and it needs to be close to that size. Anyway, what size is the book pictured above (Jonathan Fong book). It looks like an A4 book.


Re: A4 hardcovers

by Christian, 17 Apr 2010 (20:21 UTC)
Hi Oliver,

The book above is an 8.5"x11" US Letter size. I'm afraid we only have A4 available in softcover right now.

linen cover book

by Geraldine Cox, 20 Feb 2010 (19:50 UTC)
Hi VV,

I would like to make an A5 portrait book of my paintings with text (around 34 pages). I would like a pink linen hardback cover with either white or gold embossed text.

Please can you tell me if you can provide any or all of these options?

Thank you.


Re: linen cover book

by connie, 22 Feb 2010 (16:06 UTC)
Geraldine, greetings and thanks for the interest. We offer the A4 as a softcover only. We do offer material covered books. You can see all the options we offer on this catalog page
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