Bookbinding Methods

Bookbinding methods can vary from each other by type and style, from a regular stapler to a Chinese bamboo scroll, from modern soft paper cover book binding to a time tested hand-sawing and hardcover books.

Here at LaPulia studio we have developed our own type and style of bookbinding. To give our customers the top quality product we start with the top quality materials.

To Achieve that high quality bookbinding, we select to use only archival grade acid free materials; 1) we use parchment or cotton paper for printing that will not yellow, crack or tarnish with age, 2) most modern printing technologies that will stay bright and colorful for many years to come and will be as vivid as the first day it were printed, 3) for sewing we only use specially treated linen thread with the highest tensile strength possible, so it will not break over time and over the years of extensive use.

The second part of the process is bookbinding method so strong and durable that we guarantee it to last for many generations to come.

We take the highest quality Davy book board which provides flexibility as well as the sturdiness. After we cut it to the desired size we double layer it with non-toxic glue and 100% linen garment. This process makes the book cover so strong it becomes impossible to rip or cut, even with the sharpest saw, yet at the same time it’s flexible enough to be bound in top quality leather.

We hand pick every piece of leather from our supplier, which gives us an opportunity to get the top choice from every pallet.

At LaPulia Studio we offer you a choice of two binding methods:

  1. HARD BINDING: gives you a beautiful design where pages are sewn together just like in any traditionally bound book. At the end of the book we will give you some blank pages, that  way you can add to your book whatever your desire later on.
  2. POST BINDING: gives you same beautiful design and at the same time a flexibility to move pages around within the book as well as add or remove some. To give you this flexibility we use only steel or brass book binding posts that are known for it’s durability and long live.

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Bookbinding Method – Book pages and book cover is layered with a linen garment and sewn with a linen thread

Bookbinding Methods picture

Bookbinding Method – Book pages and book cover is layered with a linen garment and sewn with a linen thread

Bookbinding Methods Picture

Bookbinding Method – Book pages are bound , book cover is layered and assembled with a linen garment in between the book-board, which makes almost impossible to brake.

Bookbinding Methods Picture

Bookbinding Method – Book pages are bound , book cover is layered and assembled with a linen garment in between the book-board, which makes almost impossible to brake.

This is what a finished hardbound Book looks like when bound in leather.
When book opens it lays flat and the pages are clear and easy to read and write in.
Here is our hardbound book closed. Please note how back of the book aligned and bound.
This is what a finished post-bound Book looks like when bound in leather.

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