Bespoke Hardbacks

It can be whatever you want it to be.

Custom sizes up to 420mm on the binding edge.

 

Bespoke Hardbacks Binding

Bespoke hardbacks can be versatile to your wants and visions. Be it a collection of poems, illustrations, a book you have written or a record of your family tree. This is the perfect way to present a gift or protect a memento.

There are three styles of hardback which function in slightly different ways, the Velo Hardback, the Drill & Sew or Section Sewn.

 

Velo Hardback Binding 

  • Bound using single sheets
  • It is punched and mechanically sewn
  • Lies ‘near flat’
  • On a same day, 2 day or 3 day service.

The velo hardback requires 8mm for the binding, and 25mm for the binding margin, this prevents any text or images falling into the spine. This is a robust style of hardback. It is ideal for A3 landscape and bindings with a smaller binding edge of 297mm.

A5 PortraitA5 LandscapeA4 PortraitA4 LandscapeA3 Landscape
4 days£25£35£25£35£45
3 days£25£35£25£35£60
2 days£35£45£35£45£70
Same day£44£55£44£55£85

If you require printing, please see the printing page for more information.

 

Drill & Sew Binding

  • Refined external appearance
  • Bound using single sheets
  • It is sewn by hand
  • Lies ‘near flat’
  • On a same day, 2 day or 3 day service.

Change to ‘The drill & sew requires 5mm for the binding, and 25mm for the binding margin, this prevents any text or images falling into the spine. If you want an A3 portrait hard back or an A4 landscape, this is the style for you.

A5 PortraitA5 LandscapeA4 PortraitA4 LandscapeA3 LandscapeA3 Portrait
4 days£40£50£40£50£85£95
3 days£40£50£40£50£100£120
2 days£50£60£50£60£115£135
Same day£60£70£60£70£130£150

If you require printing, please see the printing page for more information.

 

Section Sewn Binding

  • Bound from folded pages
  • It is sewn by hand
  • Lies completely flat
  • Requires 3 days minimum depending on the thickness.

This doesn’t require a binding margin, so if you have a spread of images or wish for a comfortable read this could be the binding for you. The largest finished size we bind in section sewn is A4 portrait.

Single section£50
Multi-section£70

 

Printing for a section sewn book

We would still require a single PDF file, with the file organised as single pages and not spreads. If you wish to have a final book size of A4, I would paginate your pages and print onto A3, these would then be folded and ready for binding.

The charge for this is the printing/paper cost plus a £10 set-up charge.

If you require printing, please see the printing page for more information.

 

Covering Materials

Once you have decided on how you would like your pages bound together. The next stages it to decide on the cover. We have a range of cloths and colours, so do come by to choose.

 

Trimmings

Other ways to personalise your custom made book is with colour or marbled endpapers, a ribbon marker, endbands, padded boards or dustjacket.

 

Spine Lettering

One line reading up or down the spine is free of charge. However lettering can be placed across the spine and decorative lines can also be added, this is at an additional cost.

 

Front Board Lettering

Starts from £10 for depending on how excessive it is as this is done by hand. We can offer gold silver, metallic colours and matte colours.

 

Blocking

If you want to have a logo or brand embossed, a die can be made especially for you and is an excellent way to make your binding unique. Please call to discuss as we can advise you on how to get the most out of a block.

 

As bespoke binding  houses such a range of options and possibilities, please get in touch for any questions.