Whether you want one book or one thousand, we can accommodate
you. We can produce any kind of book, from paperback to hardcover leather
bound, using a variety of the highest quality materials. All of our custom
bound books are bound by hand using a combination of centuries old technique
and modern technology. Our customized books often include personalized
journals and planners, handbooks, picture books, albums, record books,
and much more. Send us your idea and we'll turn it into a book. Learn more
about here bookbinding on our page on the
history of bookbinding. Here are some ideas to get you started:
- The text block:
- Binding Styles:
- Cover Materials:
Leather: Calf skin and
goat skin are generally the most desirable leathers for bookbinding, owning
to their deep grain and their excellence for gold tooling. Below we have
samples of goatskin--this particular line is renown for its fine and uniform
finish, and its extensive color palette. These leathers generally add $40
to the cost of the book.
Bonded Leather: Another attractive and high-quality
material for the cover of your book, bonded leather is produced from genuine
leather, but refined to produce a uniform material with the look, feel,
and even smell of real leather, at a fraction of the cost. Bonded leather
is preferred by many customers for it's refined look and glossy luster.
Available in black, navy, forest green, white, and our most popular color,
Sturdite: A new material on the market, sturdite
has become renown in the bookbinding industry for its leather-like appearance
and scratch-resistent and water-proof qualities. An affordable and more
durable alternative to leather, Sturdite is an imitation leather that is
completely acid-free and available in red, green, brown, black, white, blue,
purple, and our most popular, burgundy.
Bookcloth: From the silky luster of Iris bookcloth
to the rugged durability of Buckram, you can mix and match a variety of
cloths to make your book. Our most popular cloth, Iris, is made from 100%
rayon, can be printed on, and is available in almost any color. Many customers
like to use this in combination with leather to produce a half or quater-binding,
with leather on the spine, and cloth on the cover board.
- Gold tooling:
The title and other decoration on the cover are added by gold tooling,
which uses a heated brass stamp, or palette, on a piece of gold leaf or
gold foil, making an impression in the material where the gold will adhere.
We use 22.5 karat gold leaf for the best quality tooling.
Publishing & Bindery
Bookbinding • Specialty Publishing
the base of every hardcover book is the text block, the pages of the book. The
pages are generally folded into groupings called signatures, and sewn down the
center fold onto lenin tapes, as shown to the right. We'll help you choose your
paper stock, page design and layout for the text block of your custom binding.
1751 Oregonia Road, Lebanon,
OH 45036 513.850.3186 email@example.com