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Portrait Hardcover Book with Glue & Sewn Binding

Portrait Hardcover Book printing with Glue and Sewn Binding

A Portrait book refers to a book that has a width dimension smaller than its height dimension (see picture). For example, books that measure 8.5” wide x 11” high or 6” wide x 9” high are examples of the Portrait format.

The Portrait format has a vertical shape, which is regarded as the most common choice for printed book projects.  It is also known as a “long side bind” or a “long edge bind” because the spine of the book runs along the longer of the two dimensions. 


  • Size: A4 (about 21 x 29,7 cm)
  • Pages: 60P text+ 4P cover
  • Text: 157gsm glossy artpaper, 4+4C
  • Cover: Hard Cover, 157gsm alossy artpaper, mount 2.5mm greyboard, 4+0C
  • Binding: glue and sewing binding

CM Color Printing can create affordable books in portrait, including perfect bound, saddle-stitched, or spiral coil bound books. Please contract at sales@cmcolorprinting.com – we’ll give you some ideas and share various ways to save money on your next book project.