E-Magazine Volume 12 Issue 5: Production Thursday, May 2 2013 

Standard hard binding prices assume books bound on the long edge, however books can be bound on the short edge for as little as $1.00 extra (paper grain running parallel to binding edge).

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E-Magazine Volume 12 Issue 5: Design Thursday, May 2 2013 

Hard bound books using bonded leather cover material is a fairly economical upgrade in elegance. A great “coffee table book” cover, it even retains much of the unique smell of leather. This material averages an up-charge of $5.00 per book in small quantities – if the color selected is in stock.

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E-Magazine Volume 12 Issue 4: Production Monday, Apr 1 2013 

Color hard cover files should be submitted as CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Key Black) rather than RGB (Red, Green, Blue) for best results.

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E-Magazine Volume 12 Issue 4: Define Monday, Apr 1 2013 

Adhesive binding - Double-Fan: Hard type binding. Pages held together by adhesive/glue, applied first while binding edge is fanned in one direction, and second as finned in the opposite direction - may be notched. Meets library binding standard: ANSI/NISO/LIB Z39.78
Against the Grain: Folding, scoring, binding, or printing at right angles to the alignment of the fibers of the paper.
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Hardbinding services increase Wednesday, Feb 13 2013 

General hardbinding service prices have increased, and we fear they will do so again fairly soon.

Good news is the oversized fee has been slashed from 60 cents per book to 25 cents.

Remember that information found on this site is not a binding quote, but actual quotes are good for 30 days after issue.

July 2012 E-Zine (V11#7): Produce Thursday, Jul 19 2012 

Consider a “hybrid” printed book and CD/DVD combo package for lots of material!

CD or DVD can also be placed in sleeves attached to a hard bound book. Sleeves are generally attached at the back or front, but may also be attached within the book block and may accommodate up to 4 discs on an 8.5×11″ book format.

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June 2012 E-Zine (V11#6): Produce Wednesday, Jul 18 2012 

Do the color hard bound books you see have something missing but you are not sure what? Turn the book on end and look at the spine edge – is it just cover and paper, or does it have head and foot bands? This is now a standard option at GCI.

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June 2012 E-Zine (V11#6): Design Wednesday, Jul 18 2012 

Want to give your color hard bound book a bit of elegance? Consider upgrading to a rounded and backed book – rather than a square back. This is now a standard option at GCI.

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http://www.gregathcompany.com/hb/color
 

Leap Year 2012 Publishing Special Offers Monday, Jan 23 2012 

Occasionally, Gregath extends special publishing package offers. As leap year doesn’t happen every year, these special – limited time – offers triple the savings potential. Publishing orders received by February 29, 2012 may qualify for free ISBN, free Library of Congress Number and up to $10.00 per book savings on color hard bindings. Check out the full details and get your mailing ready!

October 2009, V8#10: Define Tuesday, Sep 29 2009 

Hardbinding Spotlight #3

Corners – Library: Each corner of the cover material is folded at a 45-degree angle that permanently affixes to the cover boards. All glued-off overhang shall be turned into the case. Meets library binding standard: ANSI/NISO/LIB Z39.78

Corners – Traditional: Overhang shall be cut away  at a 45-degree angle at each corner. All head and tale overhang shall be turned into the case, then the tip of the corner tucked in before the fore and back edges are permanently adhered. Meets library binding standard: ANSI/NISO/LIB Z39.78

Deluxe Hard CoverCover: The outer part of any book. Covers are generally labeled as hard or soft. Type of cover effects types of bindings possible.

End Sheet(s) (*Leaf/*end papers): The element of a hardbound book that consists of the “inside” of the covers and the first and last sheet of paper in the book.  The end sheets are adhered to the inside of the binding boards and attach to the book via a double hinge that includes a sheet of paper.

*Head: The top, specifically the edge, of the book.

Headband: A strip of embroidered cloth at the end of the spine, exending beyond the book block. Optional ALA element included in Gregath deluxe binding.

Hinge In: A paper or cloth strip may be adhered along the binding edge of the a page, or pages, to be added after the book has been bound, so that the strip extends beyond the binding edge. This can then be “hinged” into a “finished” book by pasting up the part of the paper or cloth strip that extends beyond the addition, and adhering the strip to the binding edge of a sheet (or leaf) in the text block.  This may also be used to change a given published page: cut the page to be replaced out of the existing book leaving as wide a bound paper strip as the binding margin will allow; follow instructions as above or – trim the replacement page to fit the published book (with extra paper to overlap bound strip); using an archival quality media, attach replacement page to bound strip.

* denotes a term that Gregath Publishing doesn’t normally use.

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