Binding

Your idea, our printing, bound into something beautiful.

Our state-of-the-art equipment enables us to offer any binding style, from paperback, cased and flexi to wire-o, saddle-stitched and maps.

Equipment

  • 3 Wohlenberg cutters
  • 20 MBO + 1 Stahl folding machines
  • 3 Meccanotecnica gathering and sewing lines with Astronic sewing machines and Opticontrol
  • 2 Müller Martini, Bolero e Acoro, paperback lines
  • 1 Müller Martini Diamant MC casing-in line
  • 1 Hörauf Universal cover machine
  • 1 Kolbus da270 cover machine
  • 1 Kolbus hot foil stamping machine
  • 1 Müller Martini saddle-stitch line

Paperback

Sections of folded pages, signatures, are folded and gathered for sewing, or to have the back milled off for perfect binding (which improves bonding with the glue). The cover is applied using glue and the book is trimmed on three sides. The cover can be scored front and back to facilitate opening and to put less strain on the spine and can have flaps.

Hardcover

The book block is prepared as for a paperback after which endpapers are applied front and back. Separately a hard case is made with the chosen type of cover material applied to the board for example a printed case, imitation or real cloth. The book spine is prepared for a square back or a rounded and backed case, the hard case is applied to the endpapered book block and jacket applied if required. Head and tail bands and or a ribbon marker can be applied if desired before the casing in.

Flexibound

Using the same binding technique as a cased book with a paperback cover, instead of a hard case.

Wire-O

Formed wire is threaded through punched holes which allows the book to open flat. A durable option for a wide variety of projects for example road maps and atlases.

Slipcase

Usually made with case board as for a hardcover book, open at the foredge, into which a book is inserted with spine facing out. The case can be made with a printed, or cloth cover, as a hardcover book.

Folded maps

A single sheet printed and folded, concertina and roll, with a cover if desired.