Smyth sewn is the term for book signatures that are sewn together.
Smyth sewn text blocks can be bound with a soft cover, like a paperback book. They can also be bound with a hard case, or hardcover book.
Books that are sewn are the most securely bound books.
Book that have sewn signatures are a sign of a top quality. They are bound by a bindery that does a good job. When you open a book manufactured by Star Print Brokers, you will not see strings or punch holes. That is the mark of a poorly bound book. We only print and bind high-quality books. But, the cost of our books is reasonable. Not all books need to be sewn, such as low page count books.
Quality books deserve a quality sewn binding.
We offer sewn bindings in addition to other types of bindings. Sewn signature bindings are not necessary for all hardcover books. But, we always manufacture high-page count books with sewn signatures. Even soft cover books with a large page count can have sewn bindings. We manufacture books that are secure. Pages do not fall out!
There are many ways to bind a book. We consider the page count, type of binding, and how a book will be read. We also consider how much use it will get. A novel might be read once or twice. But, a favorite cookbook or reference book needs to stand up to more wear and tear.
Print On Demand books cannot be Smyth Sewn
When a few copies of POD books are output (notice we do not say “printed”, they cannot be Smyth Sewn. That is because they are output from an output device at a page or two at a time. It uses smeary toner on paper. However, Star Print Brokers prints only high-quality books on press with real ink, and in signatures. POD cannot be sewn.
Let us print and bind books that you will be proud to sell. Poorly bound or badly constructed books often have to be discounted in price. What good is it to print 2,000 books when only 1,000 are in condition to sell? We stand behind our books, so clients of Star Print Brokers will not have this concern. We have been in business since 1999, and have many references and testimonials.
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