Fine Bookbinding by Tudor

Fine Bookbinding is a craft which takes many years to perfect. At Tudor in Leicester we take extra care with your project, no matter how small or large it is.

Tudor Bookbinders ~ providing care and attention to each and every book

With decades of experience, Tudor are in the fortunate position to be able to bind and restore books in most styles, using both new and established methods. Whether it is a short run private publication or an old family bible, the same amount of care and attention to detail is taken over every project.

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    Sewing

    The joining of folded book sections with thread to produce a more sturdy bookblock.

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    Short-Run Case Binding

    Manufacture of Hard Back Books, with square spines, using paper/cloth and board.

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    Fine Leather Binding

    Processes evolved over the centuries, producing hand-made leather covers in their various configurations.

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    Restoration

    Repairing and restoring of old books and manuscripts to get them to a useable state, keeping as much of the original as possible or rebinding in the original style.

From printed sheets supplied by you, Tudor can produce thesis or dissertation bindings to match the standards of most Universities and Colleges.

  • £35.00 per copy - 3 working days
  • Plastic comb bound - no blocking £15.00
  • Plastic comb bound - with blocking £25.00
  • Soft bound - no blocking £20.00; with blocking £30.00
  • Two lines of blocking are included in each price. Extra lines will be charged at £8.00 per line.

Bookbinding Projects

As can be seen from the photographs, Tudor has the expertise to be able to replicate and restore books to match the original covers. We also undertake projects using modern materials to give a contemporary look to both Hard-back and Soft-bound publications. With much of the work being done by hand, the time and care taken over each books shows in the finished item.

Top Tip Cards

I approached Tudor about a ram-punched sample swatch book that we had produced previously through another supplier.  Using Ian & David’s expertise, we were able to supply our customer with finished copies in a much shorter time-frame, which helped enormously. I only wished I had found them years ago as they made an excellent job.

Tim, Nadin Graphics

 

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