Make my own Hardcover BookCreate my own hardcover book
Do- It-Yourself Hardcover Bookbindery
For the first one I tried to tie my own hardcover book after writing three books. So, I looked at hardcover to decode her dissecting body. The only thing you really need is meticulous design, endurance and fantasy in order to produce very individual hard covers that can keep up with the standard series.
It is important to understand the mechanical aspects of the hardcover. Next to the bookpad ('saddle' instead of a wound cover) you need a daveyboard, some heavier papers, glue or continuous sprays and a substratum to be wrap. The hardcover book has several parts, the most evident being the front, back and spines.
This element overlooks the book by a small amount. The faces should be trimmed to the same width as the book blocks and about 3/8? higher. Back width is defined by the book width plus two Daveyboard widths. Shelves are placed at a distance of 3/8? between the back and each side.
Draw on a piece of hard copy to define the size and location of everything. Apply glue to the back of the front page and place the panels on a lighting board according to the drawings to pinpoint the precise whereabouts. First, roll up the long side and glue it to the davey board. This book block is similar to a pocket book (see yesterday's post), with the difference that there are two end sheets and a chiffon or other blanket instead of a piece of cardboard.
Ends are made by half pleating large leaves of similar or complementary fabric papers. The end pages go in front of and behind the book to make it easier to place the envelope. Incorporate the gluten well into the back, making sure that it adheres to both end leaves. Prior to curing the cement, make a'saddle cut' at approx. 4 + back width and approximately the same level as the sides.
Incorporate the nut into the cement and let it harden. Encourage your printers to trimming the three sides for you without damaging your back. Ready book block with end sheets and nut before gluing on the hardcover blanks. Spread the cement on the outside of the two end sheets and on both sides of the nut so that it adheres to the lid and the end sheet.
Flatten the envelope and place the back of the book block gently on the inner back of the envelope, taking care to centre it. Then gently hold the book block straight with one finger and swivel the front flap up and into place. Press it against the book block and do the same with the back.
Pressurize the whole book and let it harden. Attach the book block to the hardcover. This time I used glue for the transfers. When the sides have been aligned, the back of the final sheets is removed. Up-cycling packaging material or remnants from another site is a great way to make one-of-a-kind literature.
Attempt to rebound old ledgers or simply scrape them.