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Binding blog

08 04 2018

Your project is beautifully printed and is now ready for finishing and binding. There’s an old adage “Don’t judge a book by its cover” but let’s be honest – that’s exactly what people do, so you want your finished product to look perfect. Finishing/binding is the final production stage and it can make or break […]

03 05 2017

Print is dead . . . you’re still making books? As soon as I mention that my company makes books, I always get the same reaction – print is dead. It’s a wide-spread belief in today’s society, strongly supported by the media. It’s so easy to say that we no longer have need of printed […]

02 12 2015

Despite all of the options available for improving the flexibility of a work (PUR glue, sewing, hands-free binding (Layflat or Otabind), and respect for the grain direction), a book bound with glue (perfect binding) still has some constraints to consider. Too often we see designs unsuitable for the type of binding requested: text is within […]


It’s been over 5 years since Steve Jobs launched the iPad on January 27, 2010, and Apple’s gadget has since caused the word “e-reader” to become mainstream. There were indeed electronic readers well before the appearance of the iPad, but Apple’s impact on the market was immediate. Although the iPad is not the best e-reader, […]


Shawinigan-based Multi-Bookbinding has just completed two important transactions. The acquisition of K.D. Bindery and Alternative Bindery will not only consolidate the company in the binding industry, but also add ten employees to their staff. “We have acquired the assets of two business, K.D. Bindery in Longueuil and Alternative Bindery in Quebec City. This is part […]


Multi-Bookbinding presents the four well-known methods for perfect binding. In this article, you will learn to differentiate between them and recognize their unique characteristics. As such, you will better understand the perfect binding production process and the advantages and disadvantages of each method. 1- The classic (standard) method The signatures of the books or magazines are printed, folded, […]


We know the creation of a book is the result of a lot of hard work. However, as bookbinders, we see that this hard work is often ruined by questionable choices at the design stage. Some simple basic tips and a good framework can change this, though. Here are five tips for producing a book […]