Book Sleeve for Function or Design.
Book sleeve options are in use for hardcover books, soft cover books, or magazines. You can cover the entire publication, wrapping it in this customizable book sleeve. The image shows the book sleeve that has been adjusted to see the publication underneath. A book sleeve often covers the entire cover, but it could be shorter to show part of an image or a publication title.
We can manufacture a Matching Box too that slips into a Book Sleeve. It’s a Book in a Box in a Sleeve. Elegant!
The stock for the sleeve can be printed in one color, or with your custom graphics. We can emboss it, do a foil stamp, a blind stamp, add a UV coating, a laminate, or a varnish. The stock can be fairly heavy. But then, instead of just wrapping and folding the sleeve around the book or magazine, we would first need to score it. That cost is minimal. The bigger cost consideration is printing and adding any other options or embellishment that we can apply. We can even manufacture a permanent adhesive sticker to seal the sleeve, or as a graphic element. Let us know what you are thinking. We can quote different options, working with you to try to make your book budget friendly!
A book sleeve can be used to mail the publication
We would not recommend this for most books. But if you are printing a catalogue, brochure, or inexpensive piece, consider a sleeve. A book needs to have more protection than a book sleeve can provide.
The really nice thing is that you need only put a mailing label on the cover and the publication is ready to go. Bear in mind that the United States Postal Service has very specific regulations. If you are going to be using a sleeve, check with either the USPS or your local mail house. They can give you a mailing quote and advise you about regulations. Be prepared with basic specifications. It would be good to get a quote from us first. Then talk to your mail house. We will likely need to quote it a second time to fit USPS regulations. We can also deliver directly to your mail house too.
The sleeve can be setup in InDesign. Let us know the dimensions, and we will verify so that the sleeve overlaps enough to seal securely. You may want the image or graphics to bleed, that is to print off the trimmed sleeve. 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 away the bleed area.
A book belly band, unlike a sleeve, covers only a portion of the cover. Do you have a project or book that could use a book sleeve?