There are lots of ways to make an ordinary book more attractive and to ensure that its individual components make a coherent and effective whole resulting from well-thought out stylistic and design solutions. Many of the solutions available at the binding stage also allow the publication to be more functional, depending on its nature and purpose. Our offerings include a range of options to make your publication catch the customer’s eye through its appearance and functional features.
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They are decorative strips of fabric, normally cotton or silk, glued to the top and bottom edge of the book block. Their purpose is to reinforce the binding (hard-case sewn, glued and flexo), but actually it improves the overall appearance of the book by hiding the structural elements of the spine with its glue and threads. Endbands are usually white, but can be made in different solid colours or in a multi-colour version. If appropriately selected, they can provide a contrasting element to the cover, or – on the contrary – complement the colour scheme with a bound bookmark or end paper.
A long narrow strip of fabric joined with the top section of the spine to enable the reader to open the book on a specific page. It is like a classical bookmark but you always know where you have put it. Used in notebooks, diaries, elegant planners and indispensable in prayer books and cookbooks. Bound bookmarks can be added to publications using hard-case binding (glued and sewn), flexo binding and half binding, where the block is at least 7 mm wide.
We offer bookmark strips in two widths – 3 mm and 6 mm – and a whole range of colours.
An element used in hard-case and flexo binding. It is a single-folded sheet of printed or blank paper, usually of a higher weight than the paper used in the book block, glued to the inner surface of the base case and joined with the block. The main function of the endpaper is to join the block with the cover, simultaneously protecting the external sheets from damage. It can be made of paper coloured in bulk, printed on one or both sides, and even enhanced.
A sort of extension of a soft cover, providing additional space for publishing. Usually, the front flap is used for a summary of the book, while the end flap often features the author’s bio, a blurb or testimonial, ISBN, the publisher’s name etc. A book can have one or two flaps. We also offer covers with flaps overlapping the book block, which form a cardboard case protecting the block and extending the available space on the cover even more.
It is a practical and decorative option for your publication. Very functional, as it not only protects the book from inadvertent opening, but can also serve as a bookmark, providing an alternative to a bound ribbon bookmark. Available in a wide range of colours, the band can be used in any kind of binding: soft, hard and flexo.
An incredibly useful element of the case – a pen or pencil holder that can be a feature of the band closure of can function separately. It is particularly suitable for all kinds of notebooks, calendars, diaries, planners or organizers. This pen-holding band is available only for products with hard covers.
An especially shaped bookbinding material, most often cardboard or PP film, bonded to the inside of the cover or endpaper. As the name suggests, it is designed to keep inserts, such as business cards, leaflets or a CD. Pockets are generally used in notebooks and planners, as well as all kinds of scientific and educational literature. It can be a flat or three-dimensional ‘clipboard’, unfolding when the book is opened, or a small plastic triangle glued to the corner of the cover. Recommended for hard covers.
A dust wrapper (or jacket) is a practical protection for publications. It is an element of the binding, placed loosely on the cover, protecting and decorating it. A dust wrapper is particularly advisable to use in light-coloured covers, or – in the case of hard covers – where book cloth is used. It is normally made of paper and can be enhanced using essentially any method available. Dust wrappers look especially attractive with die-cutting. This element can be used in all kinds of products, except spiral/wire-bound.
It is a strip of blank or printed paper designed to be placed loosely on the product, wrapping it. The band can be horizontal or vertical, obscuring only a portion of the front and back covers. It is ideal to accommodate additional information about the book or to communicate news about it, e.g. a readers’ choice award. The band can be open- or close-ended. The latter can be used to wrap one or more copies or volumes, e.g. in a series. Wraparound bands are available for all kinds of products, except spiral/wire-bound.
An attractive decorative element used with hardcover binding. Besides its decorative function, it also protects and reinforces cover corners. Available in various sizes and colours (basic: gold, silver and black). Perfect for vintage-styled notebooks, luxury planners and calendars, as well as reprints.
Slipcases and boxes
Our offerings include a variety of boxes and slipcases for books and CDs.
Depending on the publisher’s needs and the purpose of the publication, the book can be placed in a single case or cardboard box, or in multi-book slipcase. In every case, it provides additional protection for the product, especially for all sorts of albums and collector’s books, printed in limited runs. At the same time, each cardboard box or case can be customised, e.g. where a number of copies is intended for a restricted group of readers: reviewers or participants to promotional events.