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Acid free, 100% recycled, paper is cut to size on a 1909 Chandler and Price paper cutter. Paper for pages is folded in half to create a signature.

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click on image Coptic binding:

First century invention by Egyptian Christians where folded pages are sewn together with a linked stitch - the oldest form of codex (book). Boards are cut from 100% recycled, acid free book board and covered with hand made paper. Sewing stations are punched in the fold of the signatures and in the boards. Signatures are sewn to the boards and to each other with linen thread.


Case binding:

Sewing stations punched in the fold of the signature and then are sewn together into a text block using linen thread. Covers and spine are cut from acid free book board. A case is assembled with the boards and spine and covered with hand made paper. Text block is cased into cover, pressed, dried and a coating of finish applied to the hand made paper.

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click on image The Revolution Binding:

The only hard cover book that opens flat and beyond. Case bound books, invented circa 1500, open well, but must be held flat. Hand Made Books' exclusive invention is the Revolution Binding. This book opens flat and beyond. Perfect for sketch books, as coils can bend and no longer function. Sewn pages do not come apart like perfect binding (glued paperbacks). This binding is as versatile as it is beautiful.

 
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