Further Book Types

This is about non-standard features of bookbinding, for example the back-to-back book: a book that actually consists of two books being cleverly bound as one. Or books in which the thread-stitching on the spine of the book block is uncovered and clearly visible. The issue here is departing from the notebook norm.

Reporter block

A hardcover in which the binding is on the shorter side. Thus allowing the reporter block to conveniently flip open upwards. Also known as journalist block.

A

Cover

Almost all cover materials are suitable. We recommend rounded spine and book edges and an elastic band closing for the reporter block. That way the block appears very authentic.

B

Format

Useful here is the practical pocket format 95 × 142 mm.

C

Book block

The book block is thread bound. Up to approx. 160 pages, it remains easy to handle.

Book corners

rounded book corners

pointed book corners

Book spine

rounded book spine

straight book spine

Half Binding

The book cover is lined in two different cover materials. Usually, the spine and the first third of the cover is covered with linen, the rest can be covered in either cardboard or lined with paper, synthetic leather etc.

A

Cover

Almost all cover materials can be used for half cloth-bound book covers. The cover materials are pulled over the edges of the book cover. The book cover projects only slightly over the book block.

B

Format

All book formats are technically possible, also special-, diagonal- and over-sized formats.

C

Book block

At brandbook, the book block is always thread bound – the highest quality method of binding a book block. The size can range from very thin to extra thick.

Book corners

pointed book corners

rounded book corners

Book spine

rounded book spine

straight book spine

straight book spine with a burned-in fold

Hardcover with binding screws

Hardcover with firm, stable book cover. The book cover and the book block are bound together with four metal binding screws.

A

Cover

Almost all cover materials can be used for hardcover book covers. The book cover projects only slightly over the book block. Please note: Due to the fixed mounted screws, the layflat behaviour of the book is reduced

B

Format

All book formats are technically possible, also special-, diagonal- and over-sized formats.

C

Book block

The thread bound book block is pre-drilled in order to put the screws through and the screws can therefore be exchanged.

Book corners

pointed book corners

rounded book corners

Book spine

straight book spine with a burned-in fold

Wire-O (Ring binding/Spiral binding)

Note pages and the book cover are held together using spiral formed metal wire.

A

Cover

There are two possibilities for the cover: (1) A firm book cover lined with a material of your choice or (2) cover sheets of fine paper or cardboard starting at 350g/m2.

B

Format

All formats are technically possible, most often – due to the familiar College Block – DIN A4 is selected.

C

Book block

The book block consists of loose pages that are punched with a line of holes and then fixed with spiral binding.

Book corners

pointed book corners

rounded book corners

Book spine

Wire-O with cover sheets

Wire-O with cover plates

Open thread stitching

Did the bookbinder forget something? No. This special effect is the open visible thread stitching.

A

Cover

For the cover, there are two possibilities: (1) A firm book cover out of cardboard or (2) a flexible book cover: here we recommend an optimised selection of materials. The cover and the book block are cut flush on all three sides.

B

Format

All book formats are technically possible, also special-, diagonal- and over-sized formats.

C

Book block

With open stitching, we recommend at least six sections, that is 96 pages. The colour of the thread can be freely selected. A positive side effect: Due to the open spine binding, the notebook has an absolutely perfect layflat behaviour. For drawings and sketches that run across both pages, optimal!

Book corners

pointed corners

rounded corners

Book spine

flexible book cover with open thread stitching

firm book cover with open thread stitching

Back-to-back Book

Double hardcover book cover,
- combines two book blocks
- combines a book block with an accordion pocket

A

Cover

Almost all cover materials can be used for hardcover book covers. And something special: For each side of the back-to-back book different book cover materials can be selected. The book cover projects only slightly over the book block

B

Format

All book formats are technically possible. The brandbook A5 format in the thinner version 130 x 207 mm offers optimal proportions

C

Book block

The size for the book block should not be more than 192 pages to maintain good handling of this back-to-back book. The inner papers and the front and endleaves can be differentiated by the book blocks. The document folder on the other side can have up to five accordion pockets.

Book corners

pointed book corners

pointed book corners

Book spine

straight book spine

straight book spine

Document folder

Hardcover book cover with document folder.

A

Cover

Almost all cover materials can be used for hardcover book covers.

B

Format

Useful are formats for the classic DIN A5 or DIN A4 size inserts. Can of course be combined with an elastic band.

C

Book block

The document folder can have up to five accordion pockets. The pocket “joints” are made of a stable fabric that can be coordinated with the colour of the book cover.

Book corners

pointed book corners

Book spine

straight book spine

2-in-1-Journal / 3-in-1-Journal

The zigzag form of the cover creates two or three separate notebook sections. Each spine is stapled.

A

Cover

For the cover, we recommend fine paper and cardboard up to 350 g/m². The cover and the inside pages are cut flush on all three sides. A practical addition for closing the notebook is a bookbinder clip.

B

Format

Here only the vertical format makes sense. Optimal handling in the A5 format.

C

Book block

Important! Each notebook section should not exceed 64 pages.

Book corners

pointed corners

Book spine

Saddle stitching (staple binding)

Pen Book with pen holder

Flexibler cover, that is notched and pulled over a thread bound book block. A useful pen holder loop is attached to the book block internally or externally.

A

Cover

The cover can be completely customized with a print or debossing. All cardboards up to 350 g/m² are well suited. Choose the pen holder loop matching your design from a range of 12 available colours.

B

Format

All book formats are technically possible, also special-, diagonal- and over-sized formats.

C

Book block

The thread bound book block is sealed onto the spine with textile tape. The colour can be freely selected.

Book corners

rounded book corners

pointed book corners

Book spine

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Pen Book with pen holder

Flexibler cover, that is notched and pulled over a thread bound book block. A pen holder loop can be slipped on the punched-out book spine.

A

Cover

The cover can be completely customized with a print or debossing. All cardboards up to 350 g/m² are well suited.

B

Format

All book formats are technically possible, also special-, diagonal- and over-sized formats.

C

Book block

The thread bound book block is sealed onto the spine with textile tape. The colour can be freely selected.

Book corners

rounded book corners

pointed book corners

Book spine

Buchrücken mit Fälzelband