Print Central’s Book Printing & Binding Services

Book Printing and Book Binding

Graphic Design / Formatting / Layout or Full Service Packages:

  • Perfect Book Binding
  • Wire & Coil Binding
  • Thread Sewing
  • Hardback & Case Making
  • Saddle Stitching
  • Bespoke Books
Book Binding Laois

How Are Books Bound?

Bookbinding is the process of physically assembling a book from an ordered stack of paper sheets that are folded together into sections called signatures or sometimes left as a stack of individual sheets. Several signatures are then bound together along one edge with a thick needle and durable thread. Alternative methods of binding that are cheaper but less permanent include loose-leaf rings, individual screw posts or binding posts, twin loop spine coils, plastic spiral coils, and plastic spine combs. for cover , the bound stack is either wrapped during a flexible cover or attached to stiff boards. Finally, a beautiful cover is adhered to the boards, including identifying information and decoration. Book artists or specialists in book decoration also can greatly enhance a book’s content by creating book-like objects with artistic merit of outstanding quality.

Different Types Of Book Binding

Before the pc age, the bookbinding trade involved two divisions. First, there was stationery binding (known as vellum binding within the trade) that deals with books intended for handwritten entries like accounting ledgers, business journals, blank books, and guest log books, along side other general office stationery like notebooks, manifold books, day books, diaries and portfolios. Computers have now replaced the pen and paper based accounting that constituted most of the stationery binding industry. Second was letterpress binding which deals with making books intended for reading, including library binding, fine binding, edition binding, and publisher’s bindings.

My most recent books, both hardback and paperback, were printed and bound by Martin Connolly at PRINTcentral and I have been delighted with the service and finished work. The company has also designed and printed fliers and posters for me. For personal service, efficiency and meeting deadlines, my experience with PRINTcentral has been completely positive, and I look forward to working with them on my next book.

John Dunne

Historian and Writer

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