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Binding
When our business name is Latin for "bind" you can rest assure that you'll be dealing with the binding experts.

We have a diverse range of binding options from which you can choose the most appropriate solution for your publications.

Below is a list of binding styles...

For Hardcover Books

Cased, Section Sewn with square/round back

Section Sewn binding is the highest quality binding style and section sewn books are library quality, archival safe books because the pages are physically thread sewn together, then reinforced with fabric backing and adhesive to be cased in.

Cased perfect bound

This binding allows for an economical case book using a perfect bound book block that is then cased in using endpapers.

For Softcover Books 

Limp Sewn

A limp sewn book combines a section sewn book block with a soft cover to combine the strength of best quality binding with the economical finish of a softcover.

Sections are firstly pre-collated and are then sewn together. This sewn book block is then glued to the cover.

See the a video on the process here!

Burst Bound 

Sections are collated and the spine is notched during the folding process using a special burst notching attachment. The spine is not milled at the binding stage and the glue penetrates the notches into the centre of the section to allow adhesion to the cover.

Perfect Bound

Perfect binding is a popular and economic binding style where book sections have the spine buzzed off and then glue applied at the spine with a cover drawn on.

Wire Bound 

Wire bound books and documents have the benefit of opening flat or turn close to 360 degrees. This binding is achieved by hole punching text blocks along the spine, feeding selected wire through the holes and then machine pressed to form the binding.

Plasticoil Bound

Also known as spiral binding or coil binding, plasticoil comes in a variety of colours and allows a document to open flat similar to wire bound. 

Saddle-stitched

Saddle stitching refers to a popular binding style where text pages are gathered one inside the other with wire staples inserted at the spine line to form the binding.

Saddle stitched books are economical and can open close to flat but doesn't allow for a spine and is restricted to smaller page counts.




Finishing Options

We have a range of finishing options to make you book that little bit more special.

Embossing

This is a finishing technique used to imprint impressed images onto paper in a raised design. This could be used for a graphic image or text. The embossed area can be printed or foil stamped or be left un-printed.

Debossing

Similar to embossing, this finishing technique is used to imprint impressed images or text onto paper, but in a depressed design so the image of text appears sunken on the page. The debossed area can be printed or foil stamped or be left un-printed.

Foiling

Foil stamping is a specialty printing process that uses heat, pressure, metal dies and foil film. The foiling can be done for text or images and is usually 

Spot celloglazing

Celloglazing is a process whereby a thin sheet of film is adhered to the printed piece of paper/ board using heat and pressure. There are matt or gloss celloglazing and the process adds depth to colour as well as protecting the printed area it covers.

Spot celloglazing involves  celloglazing on select text or images to help it stand out.

head and tail bands

Head and tail bands are coloured cloth found on the top and bottom of a case bound book where the pages meet the spine and have been around at least since the fifteenth century. Originally they were used to reinforce the binding; these days they are used decoratively to coordinate with the books' cover or spine or end papers.

coloured ribbon marker

These are cloth ribbons acting as bookmarks and are sewn into a hardcover book. The colour of Ribbon markers are usually coordinated with the colour of head and tail bands to achieve a harmonious look.