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1. Can I have my hardcover Bible converted to a soft (flexible) cover?

 

2. Can my loose papers (such as class notes or self published books etc.) be bound into a hardcover book? 

 

3. What material can be used on a hardcover book?

 

4. Can my book / Bible cover be reattached or must it be changed?

 

5. My old cover is in good shape, but is detached from the body of the book. Do I need to replace it?

 

6. At what point should I have my book repaired?

 

7. Can I have my brand new book/Bible rebound with a nicer or custom cover? 

 

8. Can I have a custom cover made, bound and imprinted on my scrapbook?

 

9. Can I pay by credit or debit card?

 

10. Can my paperback book be converted to a hard or soft cover?

 

11. What is imitation leather?

 

12. What is "bonded leather"?

13. Can the edges of my book be "gilded" or edged in gold?

14. Do you make slip cover boxes for antique volumes?

15. I have written my book / thesis. What do I need to do next to have it bound?

16. I have written my book but it needs editing or I want to convert it to a different size. Can you do that for me?

17. Can I have you have to book printed for me and then bound?

 

18. Can you convert my paperback to a hardcover book?
Yes. We can take your printer ready "book" have it printed and then bind it for you.
17.  Can I have you have the book printed for me and then bound?

 

 

Yes, this is no problem. If your Bible is not sewn, the spine will need reinforcing in the process. You might want to consider having the corners rounded as well but if your have lots of notes, you might not want this.
1.  Can I have my hardcover Bible converted to a flexible cover?
Yes. The spine must be rebound and re-enforced. The any type of hardcover may be made to fit. We can even "round" the spine to give it a normal hardcover look.
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Can you convert my paperback into a hardcover book?
Yes, we now offer editing services for your text and we can also format the page for  the desired page size, margins, page numbers, headers and footers ready for printing. We can even design an attractive layout and insert your pictures and illustrations. You send the raw copy to us via and e-mail attached file in Word.

16.  I have written my book but it needs editing or I want to convert it to a different size.

       Can you do that for me?

Have it printed with a left hand or gutter margin of a  minimum of 1¼ inches.
Have the printer include 2 blank sheets at the front and back with the same paper it is printed on.
Bring or send the printed and collated pages to us for binding.
15.  I have written my book / thesis. What do I need to do next to have it bound?
We plan to add this this craft later this year. Slip cases are normally made to order and customized for specific volumes. Check here for updates.
14.  Do you make slip cover boxes for antique volumes?
Page edge gilding can be done on some books. It requires trimming and sanding the edges of the book body. The cost is high.
We do not do this at this time.
13.  Can the edges of my book be "gilded" or edged in
Bonded leather is made from shredded leather fibers bonded together with a another material such as vinyl, latex or polyurethane. It is given a leather like grain and laid out in sheets or rolls. It costs less that genuine leather but is also much less durable.
12.  What is "bonded leather"?

 It can be paper, cloth or vinyl that is embossed with a leather-like appearance.

11.  What is "imitation leather"?
Yes, but it may depend on its condition.
10.  Can my paperback book be converted to a hard or soft cover?
We accept VISA or MASTERCARD and DISCOVER
Sorry we cannot accept debt cards.
9.  Can I pay by credit or debit card?
This is very possible and is a specialty of ours. Although there are limitations, a custom cover can be as creative as your scrapbook itself.

8.  Can I have a custom cover made, bound and imprinted on my scrapbook?

Yes, this is a great time to recover a book. There should be no other repairs needed.
7.  Can I have my brand new book/Bible rebound with a nicer or custom cover?
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The best time is as soon as possible or when the cover is beginning to come loose or detached. Waiting longer can cause the signatures or pages to loosen or separate, adding to the cost of repair. "A stitch in time...."
6.  At what point should I have my book repaired?
It can be reattached.  This happens when the hinge cloth and endpaper wears out (usually on the front cover). The cover can be reattached with a new hinge, headbands and endpapers. Endpapers are rarely salvageable. If the cover is made of bonded leather, you should consider replacing it as it will soon begin to wear out. We use only quality genuine leathers ( or book cloth as the case may be).
5.  My old cover is in good shape but is detached from the book body. Can it be reattached or do I need to replace it?
 
It depends on the condition of the old cover. Repairing the old cover can be time-consuming and expensive and is normally reserved for conserving or restoring antique books and valuable volumes  However minor repairs can sometimes be made. If there are cracks or tears it should be replaced.
4.  Can my book/Bible cover be reattached or must it be changed?
See MATERIALS
Cloth, leather, paper or vinyl covers are common.
Cloth should be a book cloth manufactured for binding. Although creative covers can be made with other cloth. the problem is that the glue can soak through most materials that do not have a special sizing on the back side.
3.  What materials can be used on my hardcover book?

Yes. It is best that all the pages be uniform in size and shape.
Depending on the margins they can trimmed to match.
2.  Can my loose papers (such as class notes etc.) be bound into a hardcover book?