Books tend to be bound in factories these days, but the craft of Bookbinding by hand has been practiced without interruption since the second century AD. There are many good reasons to learn these techniques, from preserving information to creating works of art in bound form. Whether the content is centuries old or yet to be created, whether the pages were mass-produced or written longhand, and whether the printing was done with a laser printer, movable type, or not at all, books have the same benefits: they turn a collection of loose, vulnerable pages into a compact, accessible package that's well-protected and easy to store.

Table of Contents
  1. Motivation
  2. Content of self-bound books
    • Printing free material
      • Wikibooks and Wikipedia
      • Other sources
    • Preservation & restoration of existing books
    • Blank books: notebooks, photo albums, scrap books, planners, sketch books, etc.
    • Self-publishing
  3. Types of binding
  4. Equipment
  5. Materials
    • Paper
      • pH
      • Grain
    • Adhesive
      • Contact/Rubber cement
      • PVA homopolymer vs. copolymer
    • Spine
    • Cover
      • Letter size card stock
      • museum board
      • Clear adhesive vinyl
        Damaging effect on toner
      • Re-used materials
      • Binder's Board & Buckram


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