Step 5: Choose Cover Design

Step 5: Choose Cover Design


Morris Press Cookbooks offers you 3 cover
styles to choose from: soft cover, hardback or 3-Ring. All cover styles include FREE linen-finish
plastic lamination on both front and back covers. Lamination enhances colors, provides
extra durability, and protects covers from stains, spills, scratches, and even hides
fingerprints. Other companies use a less durable liquid lamination or UV coating. Let’s review our 3 cover styles. The soft cover is our most popular and most
economical. Covers are printed on a heavy cover stock, making them durable and strong.
Soft cover cookbooks can be bound with plastic coil or plastic comb binding for free. Either
binding is available in 8 colors. Plastic comb binding allows the book to lay
flat. For an extra charge, your book’s title can be imprinted on the comb, which helps
it stand out on a shelf. Plastic Coil Binding also allows the book to lay flat, and you
can even fold your cookbook in half. Coil binding is available for cookbooks with 500
or fewer recipes using non-tabbed dividers. A cookbook with our heavy-duty hardback cover
will attract buyers because of its professional appearance. A hardback cover adds value to
your cookbook, allowing it to be sold for a higher price that more than offsets the
extra cost. Hardbacks are bound with plastic comb binding for free. Again, the comb can
be imprinted with the title for an extra charge. Our padded 3-Ring binders are the ultimate
in cookbooks. The padding adds a rich feel to the cover and protects it from dents and
dings. Your cookbook title will be printed on the spine, so it’s easy to find on a
shelf. The durable metal binding easily snaps open to allow pages to be added later, should
you decide to publish supplemental recipes. Here are a few options to enhance your cookbooks
for an extra charge. Include our patented EZel™ Bookstand for
your 3-Ring cookbook. It securely holds your cookbook open and upright for easy, hands-free
cooking. When not in use, it conveniently stores inside your cookbook. If you order a hardback or 3-Ring cookbook,
the inside front and back covers include FREE white or cream liners. If you prefer, enhance
your cookbook with a printed liner in one-color, multi-color, or full-color on white or cream
paper. We have two stock designs, or include a custom design to complement your cover. You have many cover design options. Choose
from a huge selection of FREE, full-color stock cover designs. Add your own title and
subtitle in one in-house ink color. Most designs include a matching back cover and divider
set, resulting in a perfectly coordinated cookbook. However, you can mix and match if
you prefer. See all full-color stock cover designs on
our web site. To make your cookbook truly special, include
a custom cover design. A cover printed in one in-house ink is FREE. Extra charges apply
for covers printed in multi- or full-color ink, or if adding gold or silver foil stamping. You have 4 ways to create a custom cover.
Customers familiar with design software can create an original custom cover. It must be
submitted press-ready, which is a digital file that is ready to print with no alterations
needed. Print our Press-Ready Cover Guidelines from the Download Center of our web site and
follow our specifications. An easy way to make a custom full-color cover
is to use one of our Designer Series Cover templates. Choose a template and simply add
your own photo and wording. Matching back covers are included for FREE. We also offer one-color templates that you
can customize with your own photos. Wording, typestyles, and ink color can be changed to
suit your needs. Multiple inks can be used for an extra charge. Finally, if you need assistance, take advantage
of our free art service. Simply submit a rough sketch or detailed description of your cover,
along with original artwork or photos and let our talented art staff create your cover. Design charges may apply for a complex, full-color design. Cookbooks with custom covers will have white
back covers unless you order a custom printed back cover, which is an extra charge. We recommend
using the same inks or backgrounds so front and back covers coordinate. To submit quality material for a custom front
and back cover, review the information presented in Submitting Artwork & Photos. If you have questions or need assistance,
we’re here to help you every step of the way. Our goal is to help you create a beautiful
cookbook everyone will be proud to own. We provide ALL the Ingredients for Success!®

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