IngramSpark offers a variety of trim sizes, bindings, paper and color options. Covers are available with either gloss or matte lamination, at no additional cost.
Due to the nature of Print on Demand, IngramSpark is not able to offer custom trim sizes. Our offered trim sizes may be found in the PDF attachment at the bottom of this article. You must select one of the trim sizes listed on the Trim Size Matrix. Our minimum trim size is 4” x 6” and our maximum trim size is 8.5” x 11.688”.
To see which trim sizes are most popular and may work best for you, please read more here.
We offer an 11 x 8.5 trim size for Premium Color in both paperback and hardcover formats.
Perfect bound: involves binding the book/text block to a printed and laminated cover stock with hot glue.
Case Laminate: casebound covers are made of cardboard wrapped in laminated paper that has the cover image printed directly on it and glued to the book block.
Cloth: Hardcover made of cardboard covered with either blue or grey fabric and glued to the book block.
On October 22, 2019, we will be retiring our blue and grey cloth covers and gold foil spine stamping in favor of a blue and grey digital cloth image with linen textured lamination. Read more here.
Jacketed Hardcover: Clothbound hardcover glued to the book block, with color dust jacket.
Saddle Stitch: Pages are bound to the cover with staples rather than glue. Saddle stitch binding is only available with premium color, 4 to 48 page paperbacks.