Various methods of securing sections of a book together and/or fastening them to a cover, to form single copies.

Blind embossing

A raised impression on the paper made without using inks or metal foils.


Excess printed area that is trimmed after printing. Having bleeds (usually 3mm) in your files ensures that full-page images take up the entire page and are not left with a fine, white edge after trimming.

Bodonian binding

Particular binding technique where the spine of a thread-stitch bound book is made of canvas (instead of a cardboard spine), in order to make the book easier to open.