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An Introduction to Hard Cover Binding

We are often asked to quote for “a machine to make hard cover books”! It is at this point we must explain that the process of producing a hard case book requires many different types of machine. It does

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Case or Edition binding produces hard cover books. It involves sewing or gluing the individual signatures together, flattening the spine, applying endsheets and a strip of cloth to the spine. The pre-formed hard covers (cases) are then attached. The

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Perfect Binding is book binding in the style of paperback books, telephone directories, magazines etc where only a short useful life is expected. Single leaved or folded sections are gathered / collated into book blocks that are fed either manually

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Saddle Stitching is the way most booklets and magazines are bound - wire staples hold the piece together through the spine / centrefold. The machine gathers together the printed and folded sections in the right order, with or without a cover, and

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Book Sewing (often called Smyth Sewing) is a process whereby thread is sewn through the spines of folded and gathered signatures connecting one to another. The threads are woven along the entire length of the spine, head to foot, for uniform

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Twin Loop or Wire-‘O’ Binding holds the covers and pages of a document firmly in place by a double-loop wire inserted through holes drilled in their left edges. The wire is pre-formed, and open as a 'U' shape, the leaves are threaded over the wire

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There are three main types of folding machine: Buckle or Plate, Knife and Combination.

Combination folders use buckle and knife fold units together.

Buckle Folding: A buckle folding station consists of three rollers and a buckle plate. The

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