Binding

Binding and strengthening books

Nordprint’s historic expertise in folding, gluing and edge turning has allowed it to provide media centres and libraries with its finishing skills to bind and strengthen new and used books.

Our service includes collecting the books, defining binding types depending on the quality of the book and how it is used, strengthening and binding, and returning books to the library.

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Flexible lamination

  • Affixing code and security tag if needed (on the spine for hardbacks, randomly between two pages for manga and paperbacks).
  • Applying a flexible plastic film with 1.5 to 2cm overlap, 45° cut at the corners
  • Fitting joints

Flexible paperback binding

  • Pulling the original cover and cutting into 3 parts: 2 boards, 1 spine
  • Guillotining (trimming) the book’s spine to remove old adhesive
  • Sawing-in the spine
  • Preparing endpapers
  • Double fan adhesive binding
  • Applying muslin to the spine then re-gluing
  • Affixing a security tag or RFID if requested
  • Gluing fabric to the spine (2cm overlap on each side)
  • Gluing and mounting cover boards and spine to the book block
  • Trimming the top, tail and fore edge
  • Affixing a code if requested
  • Applying a flexible plastic film with 1.5 to 2cm overlap, 45° cut at the corners

Strengthened comics

  • Pulling
  • Guillotining (trimming) the book’s spine to remove old adhesive
  • Oversewing sheets
  • Bonding oversewn pages and endpapers
  • Gluing muslin to the spine
  • Affixing a security tag or RFID if requested
  • Mounting and gluing a glossy strip to the spine
  • Trimming the book block’s top, tail and fore edge
  • Recasing the book
  • Affixing a code if requested
  • Applying a flexible plastic film with 1.5 to 2cm overlap, 45° cut at the corners

Manga binding

  • Pulling
  • Trimming the spine (minimum trim)
  • Sawing-in the spine
  • Preparing endpapers
  • Double fan adhesive binding
  • Applying muslin to the spine then re-gluing
  • Affixing a security tag or RFID if requested
  • Full transfer of the outer jacket in place of the case which is removed
  • 3-sided trim (minimum trim)
  • Applying a flexible plastic film with 1.5 to 2cm overlap, 45° cut at the corners

Flat back binding

  • Pulling the original cover and cutting into 3 parts: 2 boards, 1 spine
  • Guillotining (trimming) the book’s spine to remove old adhesive
  • Sawing-in the spine
  • Preparing endpapers
  • Double fan adhesive binding
  • Applying and gluing muslin to the spine
  • Affixing a security tag or RFID if requested
  • Gluing cardboard and spine to the chosen fabric
  • Gluing cover boards and spine
  • Affixing a code if requested
  • Trimming (3-sided trim) the book block’s top, tail and fore edge
  • Recasing the book block
  • Applying a flexible plastic film with 1.5 to 2cm overlap, 45° cut at the corners

Round back binding

  • Pulling the original cover and cutting into 3 parts: 2 boards, 1 spine
  • Guillotining (trimming) the book’s spine to remove old adhesive
  • Sawing-in the spine
  • Preparing endpapers
  • Double fan adhesive binding
  • Applying muslin to the spine then re-gluing
  • Fitting a strip of paper to the book’s spine to keep it rounded
  • Affixing a security tag or RFID if requested
  • Gluing cardboard and spine to the chosen fabric
  • Round back binding
  • Pulling the original cover and cutting into 3 parts: 2 boards, 1 spine
  • Guillotining (trimming) the book’s spine to remove old adhesive
  • Sawing-in the spine
  • Preparing endpapers
  • Double fan adhesive binding
  • Applying muslin to the spine then re-gluing
  • Fitting a strip of paper to the book’s spine to keep it rounded
  • Affixing a security tag or RFID if requested
  • Gluing cardboard and spine to the chosen fabric

Other services

  • Creating records
  • Supplying and affixing any type of labels: p-touch, computer, etc.
  • Affixing security tag, RFID chip
  • Affixing barcode
  • Affixing bookmark
  • Affixing logo
  • Oversewing
  • Sewing
  • Foiling
  • Reinforced headcap
  • Colour or black & white photocopy
  • Jacket transfer
  • Flap transfer
  • Retouching digital images
  • Adding paper sleeve
  • Adding adhesive sleeve

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How should we pack a box ?

Flexible lamination

Strenghtened comics

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