If you are wondering how to make a hardcover book this video is for you. Although there are dozens of different binding styles available for making soft cover books there are far fewer options for hardcover binding. This video will provide a brief overview of the options available for hard cover and hard case binding. Watch the video and learn about the equipment and supplies used for hard cover binding. If you decide on a particular binding style we have the machines and covers that you will need. If you aren’t sure which binding style is right for you give us a call. One of our binding specialists will help you find what you need.
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Welcome to MyBinding How To videos. Today’s question is how to make a hardcover book. Most likely you’ll bind a hardback book with a thermal binding system. There are quite a number on the market that range from size, ability, and price. Though each system is a little bit different, there’s a basic idea behind all of them. We’ll use the UniBind system as a test case and demonstration for how to bind a hardback book. Many companies, like UniBind, have produced beautiful hardcover book covers for your needs. With most thermal binding, the adhesive, or glue, is built right into the spine of the book cover. Whether you’re using soft or hard back covers, watch watch just how easy it is to bind just about anything with thermal binding. You simply gather your materials together, slide them into the bind of the book. Give it a few good jogs to make sure things are nice and even and deep into the spine. There are no power or start and stop switches on the UniBind system. Simply place the book in, it begins. It takes about 90 seconds. Lights and/or sounds will signal to you that your machine is warmed and ready to go and your project is finished. With UniBind, red means it’s heating, green means you’re done. As with all thermal binding systems, you need to allow your project to cool completely in the cooling rack. It really is that simple. And that’s how to make a hard cover book. For more articles, how to’s, demos, and reviews on all things binding, check out MyBinding.com.