Side Sewn

When a book is side-sewn, it means the text block consists of individual pages, as opposed to individual signatures. It’s also not a saddle-stitched book! The line of stitching is usually about 1/4” to 3/8” from the binding edge. We can extend the threads beyond the book so they are loose and we can run 2 or 3 lines of…

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Casebound

Most often, a case bound book (sometimes called a hard cover book or edition bound book) has four distinctives: Cover is hard or stiff Covers are “wrapped” Smythe sewn sections Two end papers (inside the covers) There are two exceptions: Pages are perfect bound rather than Smythe sewn and then bound into a hard cover Some covers—but very few—may be…

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