We thought we’d show you a simple but effective presentation book recently produced for an architecture degree student. This A3 landscape book is printed and hard bound, in our own London bindery, using yellow ‘library buckram’ cloth (‘540’ yellow). Being a cloth, the cover features a lovely textured pattern and gives the book protection, style and a feel of great quality.

Selfridges Hardbound Book2The book also features black foil blocked lettering to the front cover. Traditional foil blocking also has the feel of embossing – or rather debossing as it’s pressed downwards – as it is a technique which involves high pressure being applied to the hot metal dies which, being pressurised, slightly indent the text it into the surface of the bookbinding cloth. (In contrast, Digital foiling, which we also have here at The Document Centre, is similar but without the pressure aspect. Therefore, although it foils in a quicker and cheaper way, it does not achieve the embossed/debossed effect associated with traditional foiling).

The interior of the A3 book featured lovely architectural drawings. We printed the internal pages using our in-house digital printing presses.

Bespoke bookbinding and digital printing

The Document Centre, based in Southwark Bridge Road in London’s SE1, offers a full bespoke bookbinding and printing service. Whether you are a student requiring thesis binding or a company or organisation that requires a custom-bound book, client presentation or just simple document binding and printing for the office, we offer everything you need. We are a digital printer for fast-turnaround, low cost printing of documents as well as offering all the popular binding techniques for combining internal pages with document covers (wiro binding, thermal binding, perfect binding, soft binding, hard binding, velo binding to name just a few). Call us on 020 7928 9738 or send us a message here if you require further information or a quotation for any type of document binding, bespoke bookbinding or printing.