Some Tips to Make Memory Book Binding Tape
Bookbinders bind documents into books or pamphlets through the process of bookbinding. They use binding machines to cut, fold, glue, stitch, and trim papers into end products using various bookbinding techniques depending on the customer choice. Some of the popular bookbinding techniques include ring binding, coil binding, spiral binding, thermal binding, stitched binding, perfect binding, Chicago screw binding, comb binding, lay flat binding and case binding. Book covers are prepared on case making machines in which the case liner is attached to the cloth of the cover. The book and its cover are joined together by applying glue to the end pages.
Bookbinders use bookbinding tape to add a professional look to the book cover. Book binding tape is available in limited colours from book-making stores or you can also make your own memory book binding tape from fabric and some bookbinding supplies like fabric pencil, double-sided tape, scissors, and ruler. There are many bookbinders’ machinery and materials in the UK that are listed on searchme4, the UK’s leading online business directory.
To make your own bookbinding tape first of all, measure a piece of fabric which is three inches wide and one inch longer than the spine. You should use thin cotton fabrics for optimum results. Using a ruler divide the fabric into thirds lengthwise with one inch wide for each and with a pencil mark the fabric. Next, tape the fabric with a double-sided tape on the first third of the fabric strip. Fold the fabric over the top of the tape to fasten it together which will reduce the one inch strip to half an inch thickness with a smooth edge. Repeat this step for the other edge too.
Place the double-sided tape on top of the folded fabric between the first and third divided sections. Center the spine on the book binding tape make sure the tape hangs over the bottom of the book and also on the top of the book. Gently push the tape edges to the front and back cover and press it firmly into place. Finally, trim the fabric ends for a professional look.
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