Case binding is one of the most common methods of bookbinding that there is. Whenever a book is printed, it will more than likely be case bound. What do you need to know about this process? Please keep reading on to find out more about it.
What Is It?
When the process begins, the book’s pages are arranged into signatures. The signatures are then attached to the spine of the book through stitching or sewing. However, this is done after it is confirmed that all of the pages are in the order they should be. Sometimes, once the book is finished, they are packaged with a slipcase. The slipcase helps protect the new book from being damaged.
Preparing Digital Files
Case binding is a traditional method for binding a book. Even so, that doesn’t mean that it won’t change with the times. Every author who wants to help create a case bound book needs to prepare the digital files that will be transformed into a physical product. For this to work, you need to pay extra attention to the margins of your book. During the case binding process, the book won’t be lying completely flat. Due to this quirk, the technique could cause any text to be aligned incorrectly, or in dire cases, completely unreadable.
The Dust Cover
The dust cover is the finishing touch on any case bound book that features one. While dust jackets are removable, they feature the same artwork as the front cover and often contain information about the book, such as a synopsis on the back, a snippet of the text inside the front cover, and information about the author who wrote the book. Although it’s commonly used with hardcover books, especially the ones destined to top the bestsellers lists, the dust cover isn’t a typical part of the case binding process. Even so, that doesn’t make it any less important.
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Advantage Book Binding can advise you as to what kind of binding style will work best for your specific project, 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 Facebook, Google +, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Also, don’t hesitate to visit us at our Baltimore headquarters.