Believe it or not, book pages aren’t printed on individual sheets of paper. Instead, 4 or more of your book pages with be printed onto one large piece of paper on both sides. These pages then have to be folded and pressed down to ensure that they line up correctly and in the proper order.
This process involves meticulously checking each section of the book to ensure that all of the pages are present, and in their correct order and position. Once this has been accomplished, we can move on to stitching.
Your page sections are sewn together and a basic spine is created. Typically, a gluing or adhesive agent will also be applied. This depends on the the type of cover and the kind of binding that is being used (not to worry, more on that later).
Your book is almost halfway done! Every page and cover is in position and gathered together at the back. In this step of the process, the edges are trimmed off to ensure that all the pages from cover to cover are in perfect alignment, for the size of book you want.
Padding involves applying a special binding glue to the spine of your book so that all of the pages feel secure and comfortable. This is a second step that is utilized to make sure your pages don’t shuffle off or go anywhere. Every page is important.(We use this same process to create the Notepads.)
Say that there’s been a mistake made, or maybe you’ve come in with a book with a damaged spine. Perhaps you have a book you want rebound? We can do that by cutting off the existing spine and glue and then rebinding it for you. Good as new.
Coil Binding is a popular binding method for documents or notebooks because it allows to open the book completely flat and still take notes. We have two options for you- Plastic or Wire (we usually recommend picking one or the other. We could try to do both if you wanted, though). Coiling is another term for Spiral Binding- as in Spiral Bound Notebooks, for anyone who has encountered these in school or elsewhere.
Here we have an option if you would like to be able to put your entire book, or even just a few pages from it (we do offer Perforated Paper as well), into a binder for added security or weather resistance. We can punch as many holes into your pages as you’d like, though we suggest sticking to the regular three, or less.
Perfect Binding is the most popular soft cover binding method. In this process, a thermal glue is used to bind together the cover and pages at the spine again, then the remaining 3 edges are trimmed off to leave a perfectly bound and professional book.
After your books are Printed, Folded, Collated, Stitched, Trimmed, Padded, Cut and Bound to perfection, we also offer you the option of having them shrink wrapped. And, if you are taking pre-orders or aren’t sure how many books you will need or where to put them, we offer Storage, Delivery and Mailing options. We’d love to create your book alongside you!
Spiral Binding, we meet again. Spiral Binding=Coiling