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Hardcover binding

This traditional technique is much more expensive than perfect binding but produces a high quality, long-lasting product. For this reason, it is often the preferred binding for libraries and book collectors. Pages will lay flat in a hardcover book.

The sections are gathered together and then sewn so that they form the book block. Meanwhile, sheets of dense binders' board are covered with cloth; cloth textured paper or printed paper (for papercase books). Often, the title is rendered in gold, silver or coloured foil on the spine and/or the cover. The book block is attached to the cover boards by endpapers, sheets of heavier paper stock that wrap around from the inside cover to the first page and from the inside back cover to the back page. Finally, the dust-jacket is wrapped around the book. It is possible to add decorative features such as cloth headbands and ribbons to the binding process.

Saddle Stitch binding

Since saddle stitching just uses staples to bind pages together, this automated process is very economical. However, it produces no spine so is unsuitable for book shelves. Saddle stitching is more appropriate for catalogues, magazines, brochures and similar items. Books can be produced in either portrait or landscape formats and with our LOOP STITCHING attachment, we can add that extra loop look if you require.

Preparation

Prepress

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Bindery

Perfect Binding

Lay flat binding

Hardcover binding

Saddle Stitch binding

Spiral and comb binding