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An overview of book bindings to help with requesting a quote.
Book bindings are the basic structure of a book.
To begin, book binding is very important to consider. Since we custom manufacture all of our self-publisher’s books at Star Print Brokers, consider giving us a call to discuss your book and the binding options. There are many ways to go about binding.
Primary bindings consist of hardcover, soft cover (paperback), Wire-O, and board books, These are our basic binding styles. They are shown in the top row in this gallery link.
Hardcover binding & custom options.
View hardcover examples and some custom extra options. Be sure to see other galleries for books we print for self-publishers. We can bind straight back, round back, and can discuss lay-flat with you.
We choose the best bindings and quite often our hardcover books are Smyth sewn.
Soft cover binding & custom options.
View soft cover examples. Wire-O books binding can be hardcover or soft cover.
Soft cover books, also called paperback books are quite often Smyth sewn.
Wire-O binding & custom options.
View Wire-O bindings here. They are not only bound as hardcover or soft cover, but they can also be a standard open spine, concealed wire or semi-concealed wire.
Some options include hardcover, (hardback), soft cover, Smyth sewn, lay-flat, Wire-O, coil, endpapers, spiral, board book, and saddle stitch. Saddle stitch simply means to staple. Star Print Brokers seldom does saddle stitch (stapling), as a perfect bound is virtually the same cost and is so much nicer.
We can also bind books as a concealed Wire-O in both hard case and soft cover books, as well as semi-concealed Wire-O, in both hard case and soft cover books. The semi-concealed Wire-O can be bound on the back cover next to the spine, but not on the spine.
Children’s board books.
We are one of the few places that manufacture children’s board books. Whatever you have in mind for a binding style, we probably have a solution, because we custom manufacture every title. When you choose Star Print Brokers, you get many more options than with any print on-demand service. Let’s start a conversation today about the vision you have for your books.
Our bindings are exceptional, as we custom manufacture books.
In conclusion, our books are special as is the finishing of our books. They are not the “run of the mill” regular print on-demand books that print one-off, or by the handful.
Are you serious about self-publishing? If you want your books to have special options, have beautiful printing and beautiful binding, then contact us today to start on your project.
Call (844) 603-1777 toll-free, or (425) 603-1777 in Bellevue, WA. Request a quote today!