Sunday, September 16, 2007

Perfect Binding


No, perfect binding does not refer to a flawlessly bound book but rather to a method of securing loose leaves into a solid text block by means of an adhesive rather than by sewing, stitching, etc. It is an easy binding to do. Photojojo has a nice how-to video of Judy Lee, owner of Five and a Half, a bookmaking and design studio specializing in journals made from sustainable materials, showing you how to make your own perfect-bound journal using two 4×6 photos for the cover, some paper, glue, and a few other tools.

2 comments:

Erica said...

I like the books. The chair is pretty cool.

Do you have instructions for the fold-over covered books with magnet closures? I have never made a book and would like to try one of them.

Thank you.

John Preston said...

Perfect binding is a widely used soft-cover book binding method. With this binding method, the pages and cover are glued together at the spine with a strong, yet flexible, thermal glue. The other three sides of the book are then trimmed as needed to give them clean “perfect” edges.