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FAQ

1. How much does it cost to bind a book?

Without knowing anything about the book(s) in question, it would be difficult for us to provide a proper estimate. Please contact us via e-mail or by phone with details about your book(s), and we would be glad to give you an estimate.

2. What information does E & L Bindery need to give accurate estimates? Please be prepared to give the following information:

  • the quantity and type of books to be bound
  • the book size
  • the desired cover material (e.g., cloth, leather, paper). To view the available color palate, please click here (links to color palate).
  • the preferred method of page attachment, if any [examples: sew through fold, perfect bind, oversew, double fan adhesive bind, etc.]
  • whether the book had already been bound before?
  • if it has been bound before, what condition is the book in? Specifically, what is the age of the book? Are the pages falling out? Is the cover in one, two, or three pieces? Is the cover attached to the book? Would we be making a new cover, or repairing the original?
  • How much stamping/titling would you want? Specifically, will there be stamping on the spine only? Front cover stamping only? Both front cover and spine stamping? Are graphics or logos going to be stamped?

3. What kind of binding is E & L Bindery capable of doing?

  • Limited Edition binding (small runs, up to 200 copies)
  • Periodical binding (Newspaper, Bulletin and Newsletter file volumes)
  • Family histories
  • Professional journals
  • Thesis binding
  • Restoration/repairs
  • Custom binders, portfolios, and boxes

4. How quickly can I get a book bound?

We generally have a turn around time of 30 days. However, on a rush basis, one book may be able to be bound in as little as three days, depending on materials. With rush service, certain options may be limited in order to speed up production (e.g., the choices for cover material may be reduced, along with a reduction of the titling/stamping options).

5. Can I send you documents in an electronic format?

No, E & L Bindery does not do any printing. Please provide us hard copies to bind.

6. Can you put pictures on the cover?

Line Art or Logos – Line art and logos can be foil stamped onto covers by having a stamping die made.

Photos – The only way we have to put photos on a cover is to actually glue/mount the photo itself to the cover. If this is done we can possibly stamp a panel into the cover into which the photo fits.

Illustrations – There are two options for illustrations. The first is as above with photographs, mounting them directly to the cover. The second method would be to have a paper cover laminated and we could use that to wrap around boards rather than cloth.