At American Print and Bindery, we love using side sewing for flexcovers. It's a fantastic method that combines strength, flexibility, and a sleek finish, making it perfect for books that need to handle a lot of use while looking professional.

What is Side Sewing?

Side sewing involves stitching the pages together along the side of the spine with durable thread. This technique is particularly effective for flexcover books, offering a strong and flexible binding that keeps pages securely in place and allows the cover to bend without damage.

Why Choose Side Sewing?

Strong and Durable: Side sewing creates a lasting bond that keeps pages firmly together, even with heavy use. It’s perfect for books that need to stay intact over time.

Flexible and Resilient: The stitching allows the spine to bend without cracking or breaking, so your book opens easily and stays in great shape.

Sleek, Clean Finish: Side sewing gives your flexcover books a professional look, with the stitches adding a touch of craftsmanship.

Versatile Applications: Side sewing works well with different paper types and thicknesses, making it ideal for high-quality publications, manuals, and catalogs.

Ideal Applications for Side Sewn Flexcovers

Educational Materials: Great for textbooks and manuals that need to handle frequent use and stay in good condition.

High-End Publications: Perfect for art books, photo books, and luxury catalogs that require a premium feel and durability.

Corporate Materials: Excellent for annual reports, portfolios, and presentations where a professional look and durability matter.

Children’s Books: Strong enough to withstand the wear and tear from young readers while looking polished.

How Side Sewing Works

The side sewing process at American Print and Bindery includes:

  1. Page Preparation: We carefully collate and align the pages to make sure everything is in order.
  2. Stitching: Durable thread is used to sew through the side of the pages, creating a strong bond.
  3. Cover Attachment: The flexcover is attached to the sewn book block, with the stitching adding extra support and durability.
  4. Trimming and Finishing: We trim the edges for a clean finish and add any final touches to make your book look great.

Start Your Side Sewn Binding Project with Us!

Ready to experience the benefits of side sewing for your flexcover books? Contact American Print and Bindery today. We're here to help you create beautifully bound books that not only look amazing but also stand the test of time.

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