Case Bound Books (Hardback)
This method of binding is most common for prestigious publications, which require a dust jacket or foiled covers and are required to last long periods of time and need to be exceptionally durable. The most common examples are initial book runs for launches, special editions, photographic books, sports publications and school journals.
After the text sections are printed and folded they are gathered and sewn together using a strong thread on a sewing machine to make a book block. A Cover is then made using either a printed wrap around or a leatherette style material which will be glued to a hard cardboard case, normally a three part case which will provide a front cover, back cover and a spine. Endpapers are produced which will glue the book block to the hard covers or the book block can be glued directly to the case, this style of binding is most commonly known as ‘self ends’.