Book Binding and Premade Book Cover Design

An easy origami paper method sparked an interest in bookbinding for me and then this DIY bookbinding instructional.I found a blog post with a link for the PDF file, which after printing and folded, produced an extremely useful eight-page expense tracking book which you can slip into your pocket.I’ve found a variety of websites lately which offer a variety of printable templates for notebooks that can be customized as well as day-planner pages. These you can print out on your computer.

I’m now looking to create an actual notebook, with my own templates for pages.There are a variety of methods of making an actual book.The most affordable and simple method is to saddle stitch the book.In this method, you lay an untidy stack of pages with the cover constructed out of card stock. Then, you place two staples on the spine to secure it in place (there are special saddle stitch staplers’ that are designed for this job) Then fold the book into half.Alternately, you could stitch the pages together using an extremely strong thread instead of staples.

Edges of paper that are opposite the spine won’t align exactly (an issue that gets more apparent when the number of pages grows.) It is possible to cut the edges using the help of a paper trimmer to line the edges. A lot of large hardcover books are created by gluing several smaller stacks of pages that are bound in this manner.

Another popular method of binding is to use the ‘perfect binding. This is the method of binding employed for trade and paperback books which comprise the bulk of what you can purchase at the local bookstore.

For a perfect bound book, you must stack your pages, and then adhere them to the spine’s edge using a strong adhesive that is flexible. Once the pages are dry the heavier paper is attached to the spine to create the cover. Check your shelves and you’ll see that every paperback is bound in this manner. Because there isn’t any folding, besides the cover the pages are simple to align, and the edges of the final book are tidy.

I wouldn’t have thought I could create a perfect bound book for myself until I saw an instructional post on Brad Isaac’s blog that demonstrates how you can do it with just a jig and Gorilla glue (He’s now turned his tutorial into a fantastic, low-cost report titled “The Easy and Easy Guide to Binding your own paperback books at home… Quickly!)

Due to its ease of use due to its simplicity, I’ve chosen the perfect bound book. It’s now time to go to the next section of this tutorial, and create the book! If you are looking to hire a book cover design or premade book cover, please check this site:

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