Box Stitch Binding

What is box stitch binding? A box-stitched book is one in which the cover is stitched directly to the book. The goal is to show off the box stitch as a design feature, rather than hide or ignore the stitching. A box stitched book can look vintage, professional and funky. Mini history lesson Until about 20 years ago, all boxes…

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Japanese Binding

What is Japanese Binding? A quick online search of Japanese binding results in finding dozens of tutorials of Do It Yourself Japanese Binding. There are as many as 12 binding styles that are similar to Japanese binding, like Coptic binding, Belgian binding etc. The Japanese style is by far the most common and, also important, the least expensive! While you…

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Mylar Tabs

What use Mylar tabs? Why, you ask, is Norm talking about Mylar tabs? Aren’t they old school? In with buggy whips and VHS? No! A picture is really worth a thousand words! The use of Mylar tabs has probably dropped 95% in the past few years. Why? Simply because of the internet—there’s less paper printing and because of that, a…

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