Simple Bookbinding

A much more pro­fes­sion­al way to gath­er pages together

If you are think­ing of assem­bling your fol­ded pages using a domest­ic or office stapler, think again. Such machines use clumsy rect­an­gu­lar-sec­tion mild steel staples which are prone to rust. Bind­ery wire stitch­ers use slim­mer wire, which for pub­lic­a­tions meant to last can be cop­per or stain­less steel — much less likely to cor­rode and rot the paper. We should there­fore learn and apply simple skills no longer prac­tised by the mass-producers

This will be suf­fi­cient to deal with a con­tri­bu­tion to the Jubilee pro­ject [An OGP ini­ti­at­ive]. A multi-sec­tion bind­ing is not really more demand­ing — it just takes longer — and there are help­ful books, new or second-hand; recre­ation­al classes at cer­tain loc­al adult edu­ca­tion centres will take you further.

Notes on Binding
Notes on Binding

This art­icle by John R Smith of the Old Forge Press