Book Belly Band – a versatile Option available to Self-publishers.
Book belly band option. A belly band is a paper strip that wraps around the book. It can be made in any desired width, and printed or not.
Imagine that you are using a nice cloth, leather, or faux finish material cover. Frequently, self-publishers put a dust jacket over the book. But, if you want the material to show through, a belly band is an excellent option. It also works if you don’t want to print the barcode on the back cover of the book. Another option for a barcode is to print it as a removable sticker.
If you don’t want to cover up the book cover with a dust jacket, a book belly band is yet another custom option offered by Star Print Brokers.
A book belly band can plain paper or specialty paper, and the stock comes is various weights and finishes
The stock can be printed all in color, or with your custom graphic design. We can emboss it, do a foil stamp, a blind stamp, add a UV coating, a laminate, or a varnish. You might want to print it in the same pattern or color as the endpapers in a hardcover book. Maybe the book belly band can match the color chosen for your head and tail bands. The possibilities are endless!
The band can be setup in InDesign. Let us know the dimensions, and we will verify so that the two ends that attach in the back are long enough. You may want the image or graphics to bleed, that is to print off the band. If so, add 0.125 inches or 33 millimeters to the top and bottom. We will print it with the bleed area, and then trim it away.
A sleeve, unlike a book belly band, covers the entire cover. Consider this custom option for your book!