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Fixed Round Back Binding

Fixed Round Back Binding

A fixed round back binding refers to a specific type of spine construction where the round shape of the spine is permanently fixed or set. This method is a variation of the traditional round back binding, where the spine of the book is curved outward. In a fixed round back, the round shape is maintained and reinforced in such a way that it does not flatten or change shape over time. 

Fixed round back binding is often used in high-quality hardcover books, such as reference books, textbooks, school books, and other volumes that are intended for frequent use and need to withstand wear and tear. 

In summary, a fixed round back is a technique used to ensure that the rounded shape of the book’s spine is permanently maintained, enhancing both the book’s durability and aesthetic appeal. It’s a mark of quality and craftsmanship in book production.

Get the best bindery for your print project with fixed round back binding!

As a trade printing expert, we take each binding process very seriously, so that your clients’ demands go beyond their expectations. Here’s an general overview of the fixed round back binding production process:

  • Rounding the spine: Similar to standard round back binding, the spine of the book is first rounded. This is typically done after the signatures (grouped pages) are sewn together and glued.
  • Reinforcement: The key difference in a fixed round back is the reinforcement of this rounded shape. This can be achieved through various methods, such as using a stronger or more rigid type of glue, adding additional layers of material (like paper or linen) to the spine, or incorporating other structural elements that help maintain the shape.
  • Cover Attachment: The cover is then attached to the book. The cover's spine is also shaped to match the rounded contour of the book's spine.
  • High quality printing
  • Low startup quantity (minimum 500)
  • Available on 100% recycled paper
  • Available with Glossy and matt finish
  • Available in custom sizes

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