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Case binding, also known as hard cover binding, remains the most durable book binding and finishing solution out there. If your next project needs a housing that offers superior durability, as well as endless customization options for a professional finish, then case binding is the right solution for you. Case binding is used across a wide range of industries, and valued for its ability to offer a professional finish for any publishing project. With its combination of customization options, durability, and great looks, case-bound books offer an all-around great value. Learn more in our blog!



Case Binding

What can case binding be used for?

Here are a few examples of the many case binding projects we’ve done:

  • Law books
  • Medical books
  • Reference books
  • Yearbooks
  • Art books
  • Coffee table books
  • Vanity books
  • Novels
  • Custom books

What are some customization options?

Lots of our clients choose to customize their project with one or more of the many finishing options that can be used for case binding:

  • Dust jacketing
  • Foil stamping
  • Handwork
  • Round cornering
  • Film laminating and UV coating
  • Leather binding
  • Fabric binding

How does case binding work?

The process of case binding begins when pre-collated, pre-cut loose sheets are adhesive bound or sewn along the spine of the book. Then, finishing options are added. Finally, the hardback case is glued onto the book. The case itself can be made from a number of materials, including leather, cloth, paper, or lamination. The spine itself can be rounded, flat, or tight backed, which gives additional support to heavy books.

Smyth sewn hard cover books

Smyth sewn hard cover books are named for the technique known as Smyth sewing, which involves sewing thread through the backfold of a signature at the spine, and doing this for each individual signature. This creates the strongest bind of any technique, and the book will also lay flat.

Adhesive bound hard cover books

This commonly-used case binding technique involves the use of a strong adhesive to bind signatures together. This is popular for binding digitally printed book runs.

Fully concealed wire-bound hardback books

This case binding technique actually integrates the mechanical binding practice of the Wire-O, expect the wire is fully concealed, which creates a more durable product that will also lay flat.

Advantage Book Binding can help you take your book binding project to the next level, taking into consideration budget requirements to provide you with the most cost-effective and project-specific solution for you. Please contact us today for more information, and keep up with us on FacebookGoogle +Twitter, and LinkedIn.