I guess that you’ve got the idea that I “really” like this bindery stuff! The subject for this eblast is “pen holders”! I am fascinated by the number of “pen holders” I have collected or manufactured over the years. I sorted through the pile and came up with 8, very unusual pen holders.
Picture #1 could be made of cloth, vinyl or leather. The unit is permanently attached to the inside back cover, and then flipped over the head of the book.
Picture #2 is simply a coloured cloth covered elastic strip which has been eyelet/washer riveted to the book cover. When the book is closed the pen protrudes at the face.
Picture #3 is a flat metal spring that is riveted (at least in these 2 pictures to a metal clip board) to any surface such as chipboard or a case wrapped cover.
Picture #4 show a very simple, cheap and durable holder which consists a sample of a “loop” of elasticized cloth, looped and glued through a simple hole.
Pictures #5 is the most common style with the exception that the pen is held tighter by the closer flap.
Picture #6 is a double eyelet style which could be applied to almost any book cover surface.
Picture #7 really caught my attention. This style can be put onto almost any style of book…….very simple and easily.
Picture #8 is simple and very easy to insert and remove pens, but very expensive to manufacture and is limited to only a very few binding styles.