Dust Jackets

Dust Jacket

Dust jackets, or book jackets, were originally used to protect the hardcover case of casebound books. Today, dust jackets are an art form all their own. PrintNinja’s dust jackets are printed on 135lb text paper, and are finished with either a gloss or a matte lamination.

If you’re not sure where to start, check out our dust jacket template, plus information on how to set up the artwork for your project’s dust jacket.

Design Considerations

Dust jackets are detachable covers that wrap around your book and are held into place with folded flaps. These flaps, also called panels, make for a perfect place to print a book blurb, information about the author, or even reviews.

The dust jacket is a unique specialty feature because it is an opportunity to provide the reader with another piece of art, other than what is found on your cover. A dust jacket is a great way to upgrade your book or provide a limited edition.

Traditionally dust jackets are found on hardcover books, but we have printed beautiful dust jackets for softcover books as well. In Plain Sight made their dust jacket more memorable by adding a variant cover design.
Softcover Dust Jacket
Traditionally dust jackets are found on hardcover books, but we have printed beautiful dust jackets for softcover books as well. In Plain Sight made their dust jacket more memorable by adding a variant cover design.
Dust jackets can be made in a variety of sizes and can include a variety of specialty features. Satellites chose to make a small but impactful dust jacket.
Design Inspiration
Dust jackets can be made in a variety of sizes and can include a variety of specialty features. Satellites chose to make a small but impactful dust jacket.
Sunborn Rising used specialty features on their gorgeous matte cover to parallel the magic of their epic fantasy world. Embossing gives the main design element depth, while spot UV pulls your eye across the title and colorful gems.
Incorporate Unique Design Elements
Sunborn Rising used specialty features on their gorgeous matte cover to parallel the magic of their epic fantasy world. Embossing gives the main design element depth, while spot UV pulls your eye across the title and colorful gems.

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