book binding tools

Types of Binding

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Our bindery staff will use the binding method most appropriate for each particular item, employing techniques such as signature sewing, flat black sewing, European double fan gluing (with non-toxic adhesives), over-sewing and Japanese stab binding.

European fan glued or signature pages will lay flat. Glossy or heavy paper stocks can be drilled and sewn.

Books can be ¼, ½ or full-bound in cloth, paper or leather. They can have marbled paper endsheets and headbands top and bottom. Other features include raised bands on the spine, rounded corners on books in leather and some cloth, and drop in artwork on the front cover.

The covers can be plain, foil stamped and personalized with names or stamped with company logos. Complete sets of books can be rebound in cloth or leather and gold-tooled on the covers and spines.

We make, bind or repair:

  • Lawbooks
  • Tabbed closing books
  • Municipal books
  • Minute books
  • Log books for planes, ships, pools, maintenance
  • Bibles
  • Comic books
  • Stamp and photo collections
  • Periodicals
  • Newspapers
  • Catalogues and magazine collections
  • Theses
  • University books (any subject)
  • School books
  • Year books
  • Magazines
  • Family histories
  • Binders – ), D, Chicago posts and expandable
  • Slip cases
  • Book boxes
  • Prop passports
  • Certificate holders
  • Address books, phone books, agendas and day timers
  • Medical texts
  • Exams
  • All library books
  • Sketch books
  • Menus
  • Business reports and financial statements
  • Portfolios
  • Cookbooks

    No job is too small, too large, too simple or too complex. We bind single books, entire libraries of books, construct special boxes, several kinds of binders, CD cases, and design books as props. We hope you enjoy browsing these pages and seeing the many products available to you.