HOW WE BIND
BINDING ARTISTIC & SPIRITUAL BEAUTY
We are proud to offer a variety of skillfully-crafted bookbinding solutions, like those used on the recently handcrafted Heritage Edition of the Saint John’s Bible. We offer competitive prices for custom binding, excellent craftsmanship, and commitment to provide our customers with the best binding service available today.
For the book to function well, the bound text block must be at least as thick as the supplemental material. Occasionally there may be supplemental material included with a thesis exceeding the thickness of the textblock, which is too thick to be contained in a pocket. The solution is to make a product called a Wraparound, which includes a bound hardcover thesis and a hard slipcase to hold the pocket material.
If the supplemental material is 1/4″ thick or less it can be placed in a pocket glued onto the back board of the hardcover. When the supplemental material is over and does not exceed the thickness of the text block, to compensate for the space the pocket material requires a process called stubbing is used to add space to the spine of the text block.
We offer a variety of different leaf attachment methods. Double fan gluing is included in the basic binding. For an additional cost we offer two other methods depending on what fits your project best: saving the sewing and sewing through the fold. If the original sewing is intact, saving the sewing involves cleaning the old adhesive and backlining off, inspect the original sewing, and re-glue and reline the book with LBI Standard material. If the item is produced in folded sections, we recommend the sewing through the fold option.
If the item is produced in individual sheets and contains heavy, glossy, coated paper, short grain paper, or stiff covers oversewing is a strong durable method to use. The stitch pattern crops in 5/16″ on the binding edge, and the open ability is also somewhat restricted.
We also offer individual name imprinting on the spine, front cover stamping, and custom logo stamping. To custom stamp your logo we must first make a stamping die from your camera ready art, which adds an additional 2-3 days to the processing time.
Our standard cover is a one piece cloth hardcover. We also offer three piece covers and 3/4 style covers using genuine bonded leather.
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Hardcover and Softcover Bindings Include the Following Methods
Conventional Smyth Sewing
High Speed Automatic Sewing
Custom Modified Sewing for Oversized Books
Wire-O Paper Cover
Wire-O Hard Cover
Large format custom edition binding
Gatefolds, foldouts, pockets and French fold jackets.
Oversize or Miniature Book
Limited Edition Fine Press Bindings
Custom Screw Post
Hand Sewn Bindings
Faux Book Box
2 Piece Gift Box
Flap & Custom Closures