Unusual Book Binding Styles

In the realm of book binding, perfect binding and saddle stitching reign supreme as the most common methods. However, amidst these well-known techniques lie a treasure trove of lesser-known binding methods waiting to be discovered. As a premier full-service bindery, we pride ourselves on offering a diverse array of unique binding options that transcend the ordinary, ensuring that your customer’s book binding job stands out from the crowd.

In today’s competitive marketplace, it’s more important than ever to make a lasting impression. With our range of unique binding options, you can elevate your customer’s book binding experience to new heights of excellence. Imagine the delight on their faces as they behold a beautifully bound book that surpasses their wildest expectations. From boutique art books to corporate publications, our bespoke binding solutions add a touch of sophistication and elegance that sets your project apart from the rest.

Exploring Unusual Book Binding Techniques

Elastic Book Binding


Elastic book binding is highly unusual and, therefore, memorable! Books can be various sizes and thicknesses. The special elastics we source come in different widths and colours. In some situations, the elastic can be printed, for a fully custom look.

Japanese Book Binding


Japanese binding is a glue free book binding option, which used several threads to create loops around the spine. Almost any thickness of book can be bound using this method.

Dome Book Binding


Dome binding is a good binding method for thin books up to 3/8” thick. Books are perfect bound and can then have 2 or more dome rivets applied along the spine.

Side Sew Book Binding


Side sew book binding is one of my favourite binding methods. Because the thread is visible from the front and back, this binding method is perfect for making a statement. There are numerous colours of thread to pick from. It’s perfect for thin books up to 1/4” thick. Numerous colours of thread. As mentioned in the video, sometimes two lines of two different colours of thread is very effective.

Box Stitch Book Binding


Box stitching is done as a secondary and purely aesthetic method of book binding. Perfect bound books up to ¼” thick can have copper or silver box stitches applied.


We have a huge capacity for eyelet and grommet binding. Our 18 riveting / eyeletting machines are always busy as demand for value-added features continues to grow. As you can see in the sample board, there is a huge range of sizes and colours. Whether your book project is thin or thick, we have a binding option for you!

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