Library BindingA standard binding method, library binding has a number of choices and options available. View the types of library binding we offer below.
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A long standing Certified Library Binder through the Library Binding Institute (LBI), we serve public and private libraries, schools, universities, individuals, and other organizations. We offer personalized delivery service throughout the greater third of Mid-America and work with clients spanning from coast to coast. Every day Houchen Bindery Ltd. is entrusted with binding thousands of library books, one book at a time.
To provide long shelf life and preservation of valued books and documents, Houchen Bindery’s library binding standards include attention to detail, workmanship, and utilization of durable materials. We produce a significant majority of our product by the LBI’s standard. When we do not, it is by the choice of our customer.
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Preparing a Binding Order
The traditional “Class A” library book is still very popular. This style of binding incorporates double fan leaf attachment, rounding units over ½” thick, trimmed edges, and up to 5 lines of lettering.
Theses are bound to LBI specifications, with the customer’s choice of cloth and lettering colors, spine and/or front stamping. Some customers choose minimal information to be stamped, e.g., last name of author and year, while others prefer a considerable amount of stamping and prices are adjusted accordingly. When submitting theses to the bindery, please make your expectations clear concerning lettering, and include a binding slip with each title.
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A digi cover is a broad term describing how the bindery will use the original book cover, and capture the original cover graphics or illustrations by literally taking its picture.
That picture is processed and reprinted exactly the same as the original cover. This can turn a paperback into a hard cover, or preserve the art of a dust jacket.
On some occasions the bindery operators may need to edit the graphic file, to add a title to the spine and/or fix flaws, in some cases create a spine. Those type of edits can be added as extra charges to your invoice.
When the book is returned to the library, it will circulate very well because the original graphics often attract readers that otherwise overlook foil stamped cloth books. And the laminated covers, although not library binding standard approved, are very durable.
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