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Success Bound – Picking the Right Book Binder & Printer

If you’ve ever spent money on a book that isn’t bound properly, you’ll know all about it when the spine creases or breaks or the pages fall out or when it won’t open flat so you constantly have to hold it in a way that lets you see the words closer to the centre. OK, having a book which isn’t bound properly isn’t huge in the grand scheme of things, but it is annoying, plus if pages fall out of your book, it does ruin the effect somewhat. It can’t […]

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Ota-Bind

Traditional methods of bookbinding, such as oversewing (where pages fall out) or double-fan adhesive binding (where margins are lost), will soon have to make way for Otabind. An article I read over at hyphenpress.co.uk explains the Otabind method in perfect layman’s terms. Hardback (or ‘perfect binding’) books already separate the textblock from the book cover, to allow for pages to lie flat and still remain intact. For paperback (or ‘softbound’) books, however, there has been little improvement in terms of the technical. Creased and broken spines, loose pages, or pages […]

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