The Book Block

The Book Block by Itemzero is a manual on industrial bookbinding, compiling the most common techniques and what you can do with them. Built for quick consultation. Thoroughly illustrated.

Bilingual (English and Portuguese). 17 Binding techniques, grouped under Wire Stitching, Adhesives, Thread Sewing, Mechanical Binding, Rubber-bands and Fasteners. 100+ illustrations and schematics.

Plate cylinder offset print 2/2 spot colours; Pantones 3262 U and Blue 072 U; Endpapers printed in one 72 × 102 cm sheet on Munken Print White 300 g/m², with 2 imposition maps, 8 folios per sheet; Book block printed in 4 72 × 102 cm sheets on Munken Print White 115 g/m², 1.5 bulk with 8 imposition maps, 3 signatures per sheet; 12 signatures with 12 pages and 2 endpaper folios, smyth sewn with Petic colour 133; Grain direction parallel to the spine; Bound with water-based adhesive; Trimmed on 3 sides; Edges coloured with water-based ink.