Bookbinding & Print finishing

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Case Bound or Hardback Books, Perfect Binding, Wiro Binding, Print finishing, Thesis (or dissertation) style binding

Case Bound or Hardback Books

These are the type of hard back books that you see in the high street store. They are normally between A4 & A5 size and either have printed covers wrapped over hard boards or are fitted with dust wrappers.

We can bind a vast range of book sizes and styles however they are normally within the following guidelines. If in doubt please contact us with your specification.

Sizes can range from A10 (37 x 28 mm 1.5" x 1") to A2 (594 x 420 mm 24" x 17") in either portrait (upright) or Landscape (long). If you have a requirement outside these ranges please ask. We can usually help,

Quantities can be from hand bound single copies, to short and medium size runs of thousands off on our machinery.

Coverings We can bind books in any covering material. These include laminated paper, non woven and woven book covering materials, to leather.

Styles Books can be bound in 'any style or finish' that you or your client wants. These can range from flat or rounded spine, headbands and ribbons can be fitted, the spine and front of the book can be blocked in gold (or any other colour).

Our Involvement can be at any stage of the book production. We would normally expect to receive the pages after printing in any format from collated sets, bookblocks, flat or folded sheets. Please note that we do not print paper but we have many friends in the industry and can arrange for your books to be printed if required.

Perfect Binding

These are sometimes known as paperbacks, limp bound or flat back books.

Sizes can range from A7 to A3 (L/S only) in either portrait (upright) or Landscape (long).

Spine thickness from 2 to 40 mm.

Quantities We specialize in the small book runs from a proofing few copies up to runs of several thousand off.

Wiro Binding

Any size from A7 to A3 in either portrait or landscape with a total thickness up to approximatly 30mm (1 1/4").

We can wiro bind any thickness board to produce heavy duty hard covered wiro bound books (sketch & drawing type books).

Print finishing

While our main line of business is all styles and types of bookbinding we can offer a number of print finishing services from gold or foil blocking, eyeleting, and general hand work etc. If you have a special requirement that requires care and attention please contact us to see if we can help you.

Thesis (or dissertation) style binding

For this service the pages usually comprise A4 photocopied or computer printed individual sheets of your submission for your degree at university or college. We then oversew your pages and bind into hard (or limp) covers using best quality Buckram bookcloth and gold block the spine with the details. All thesis can be bound to meet any university or other specification that applies (please enclose details).

We offer three delivery periods for this service.

Standard: 5 working days (from 20.00 + P & P per hard back copy (2 or more copies)

Desperation: 2-4 working days (extra price)

Panic: 24 Hr or same day (in by 9.00 out by 5.00) (extra price)


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Wayte Binding, 6 Chalklin Business park, Longfield Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 3UG, England

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