Are you someone who wants to know how to bind a hardcover book in mass production? Do you want to learn the step by step procedure of binding a hardcover book in mass production? If you said yes to both these questions then keep scrolling down because we have just the solution you have been looking for.
Here is a list of the step-by-step procedure to better explain how to bind a hardcover book. We give the book sample is 8.5 x 11” hardcover book.
Step 1: Make each signature into 16 pages
For offset printing and mass products printing, we collect all pages to place them on the printing plate. To make the binding process economical, we put 16 pages as a signature. For example, the first signature is from page 1 to page 16. The second signature is from page 17 to page 32 and so on. In this step, the prepress software is the main tool to get the job done.
Step2: Folding each signature
On each signature, the page position should follow the folding process rule .
After folding the first signature and last signature, we also glue the front end sheet on the first inner page and glue the back end sheet on the last inner page.
In this step, folding machines are the main equipment that plays an important role in getting the job done.
Step3: Collecting each signature in order
Next up, we collect each signature in order of page number. This needs to be done carfully to avoid any mistakes in the final copy of the book. In this step, auto collecting machines are the star that makes the job quite easy.
Step4: Stitch the inner pages of the book
After all the signatures are put in order, we move on to stitching the binding of all the inner pages of the book. In this step, we use stitch binding machines to complete the process smoothly.
Step 5: Press and glue the inner pages
Now that stitching of the inner pages is done, they must be pressed firmly and glued together. It is to make sure that the inner pages stay in place once the final copy is ready. In this step, we use pressure machines to do the job.
Step 6: Cut the inner pages according to the book size
Once the inner pages of the book are glued properly, we move on to the next step. The inner pages must be cut as per the size of the book. It will give the book a nice look once it comes to life in the form of a final copy. When we are done with the cutting of the inner pages, we paste the head to the tail bands. In this step, we use a three side cutting machine to complete the process.
Step 7: Print and cut the covers
When we are done sorting the inner pages of the book, we move on to the most essential part of the book which are its front and back covers. We print the front, spine and the back covers in one sheet of paper and cut. In this step, we use offset printing and cutting machines to complete the process.
Step 8: Cut the board for the covers
After we are done with printing the front cover and the back cover, it is time to cut the hardboard covers of the book. We cut the boards for the front cover and the back cover, then for the spine. In this step, we use cutting machines to do the job. After all, a book is judged by its cover.
Step 9: Put the boards on the wrapped paper inside
The next step is to ensure that we put the front cover board, spine board and back cover board on the inside wrapped cover paper. After this is done then wrapping the cover paper on the boards is done. In this step, we use auto wrapping cover machines to do the job.
Step 10: Paste the end sheets on the boards
Once finishing the covers, we paste the front end sheet on the front board, the inner spine on the spine board and the back end sheet on the backboard respectively. In this step, we use an auto hardcover binding machine to get the job done without any hassle.
Step 11: Press the grove along the spine side
When we are done with the pasting of the various sheets on the boards that they belong to, we firmly press the grove along the spine side, the front cover and the back cover of the book. In this step, we use pressure machines to do the job.
Hardcover books are done!
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