Book Binding Tutorial

Last week, we had a tutorial about book binding and different ways that we can create our own books whether its adhesive or non-stitching bindings. I find this tutorial very useful and creative as it is definitely something that I’m interested in of making in the future when I start a project. I have also learnt some useful tips and insights about the different types of book bindings that are available for us to experiment and creating our own.

Kiran have briefs us with some informations regarding book binding and some good and useful paper companies that we can have a look at one of which is GF Smith. A hand crafted paper/book binding comapany that use the ‘finest’ materials and the lated technology to create amazing books.

Here are samples of their work:

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In this tutorial Kiran have demonstrated an Adhesive Book binding, in another word “The perfect Bind”. A book bound with a perfect binding is a stack of papers hot-glued on one side. The cover is then folded around the stack and the glue is re-heated to make it stick to the spine. in some cases several slots are carved out of the spine surface to create stronger bond. Perfect bindings are usually created by machines, however they can be made by hand using regular bookbinding glue by bending the stack of papers at the spine side in a way that a mililmeter of every paper is exposed, glue the exposed surfaces and then bending it the other way, repeating the process.

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