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Our Periodical and Monographic bindings meet the Standards established by the Library Binding Institute. We provide bindings for libraries throughout the West and Southwest, and we offer a full range of options to meet your needs. We can take your paperback books with picture covers, remove the covers, laminate them with our durable Mylar film, and make a sturdy hardcover binding designed to dramatically increase the circulation life of your collection. Select one of the Library Binding buttons (below) for more information about our products and services, and photographs of specific products. You can also move to other binding categories by selecting one of the buttons on the left.
Our F-grade buckram bound Standard Periodicals are available in 15 different colors. Our basic binding includes Standard Collation, verification of the title and proper sequence of the issues, acid-free endsheets, leaf attachment by double-fan gluing, and stamping on the spine with the title, volume number, and year in black, white, or gold foil. The text block is rounded and backed. Customer preparation: Each volume should be tied or banded together. Include a complete binding slip typed or neatly printed with the exact text you want us to stamp on the spine of the bound book. Note any missing pages or issues, and any other discrepancies you know to exist with the item to be bound.
Our Economy Periodicals are produced in the same fashion as our LBI Standard Periodicals, except that the process of rounding and backing is eliminated, leaving the text block in the flatback shape. Rounding and backing enhances the durability of bound volumes, especially those that are large or heavy. Section 19.5.3 of the ANSI/NISO/ LBI Standard contains tumble test results that show the improved strength of rounded and backed volumes. We normally recommend flatbacks for material that is used less in your collection.
We rebind your library books with a new F grade buckram cover with our choice of colors. Our basic binding includes leaf attachment of double-fan-gluing with our acid free end sheets and stamping the author and title on the spine. Customer preparation: Each volume should include a complete binding slip typed or neatly printed with the exact text you want us to stamp on the spine of the bound book. Please note any discrepancies you know to exist with the item to be bound.
(For Paperback Books) We remove the original covers of your paperback books and laminate them with clear durable Mylar film, which we then use as the cover material, from which we make a new hardcover. Your book is double-fan-glued with our acid-free PVA adhesive and cased into the new cover, resulting in a durable attractive picture cover binding that will enhance circulation. Customer preparation: We will automatically trim up to 1/8" on all four sides of Mylar bindings, so be sure and check the margins of each book to verify that the trimming will not cut into the text. If margins are too small to trim, move the item into a monographic category.
Your thesis is bound in our durable F grade buckram cover with your choice of 15 colors. Our basic binding includes leaf attachment of double-fan-gluing with our acid free end sheets and stamping the title and author's last name on the spine. Call numbers can also be stamped as an option.
Customer preparation: Each volume should include a complete binding slip typed or neatly printed with the exact text you want us to stamp on the spine of the bound thesis.
We can also provide pockets to hold maps, computer disks, or CD's.
Please fill out the THESIS ORDER FORM and include the form and payment with your order.
The BINDING SLIP, BINDERY SHIPMENT FORM, STANDARD CLOTH COLORS and LETTERING STYLES are included here.
For the book to function well, the bound text block must be at least as thick as the supplemental material. Occasionally there may be supplemental material included with a thesis exceeding the thickness of the textblock, which is too thick to be contained in a pocket. The solution is to make a product called a Wraparound, which includes a bound hardcover thesis and a hard slipcase to hold the pocket material.
If the supplemental material is 1/4" thick or less it can be placed in a pocket glued onto the back board of the hardcover. When the supplemental material is over and does not exceed the thickness of the text block, To compensate for the space the pocket material requires a process called stubbing is used to add space to the spine of the text block.
Our normal turnaround time for regular work at the bindery is from three to five weeks, depending on the time of year. We also offer a one week Rush service. We schedule shipment pickups and deliveries for our routine customers that bind on a regular basis and are usually done on an exchange basis.
Each item to be bound MUST include a complete BINDING SLIP typed or neatly printed IN ALL CAPS STYLE with the exact text you want us to stamp on the spine of the bound book. Your binding slip will be separated from the journal or book and taken to our data entry department, so we won't have the actual item to refer to. Note any missing pages or issues, and any other discrepancies you know to exist with the item to be bound on the slip. If you do not fill out the binding slips, additional fees will apply.
The BINDERY SHIPMENT FORM lists all of our products, and shows us exactly what you are sending with the shipment. Please indicate the categories, quantities, and number of boxes in the shipment.
It's ok to mix products in a box as long as you wrap each kind of product together and identify it, but please mark on the outside of the box so we know it's a mixed box. Don't forget to fill out our Bindery Shipment Form.
Lay the item flat in the carton whenever possible. You may pack lightweight books vertically with the spine down to fill leftover spaces in the box. Fill the box completely and add plenty of packing paper on the sides. If your items don't fill the box add scrap cardboard so the box doesn't get crushed when other boxes are stacked on top of it by the shipper. Remember, the shipper will stack the pallet four boxes high, so be sure to add the extra material to fill the box completely so the items inside don't get crushed. Fill out your library's name and address on a label and place the new label on the carton. Please be sure to fill in the box sequence numbers, for example: Box number 2 of 14. Be sure to circle the category of material at the bottom of the label: PER. MONO. MYLAR
We contract with commercial carriers for out of state shipping. We will send you flat cartons, tape and labels for the cartons. Pack one copy of the Bindery Shipment Form in one carton and note "Shipping Form included" on that carton.
We offer a variety of different leaf attachment methods, noted below. Double fan gluing is included in the basic binding.
Saving the sewing
If the original sewing is intact we clean the old adhesive and backlining off, inspect the original sewing, and re-glue and reline the book with LBI Standard material.
Sewing through the fold
If the item is produced in folded sections we can sew through the fold.
If the item is produced in individual sheets and contains heavy, glossy, coated paper, short grain paper, or stiff covers oversewing is a strong durable method to use. The stitch pattern crops in 5/16" on the binding edge, and the open ability is also somewhat restricted.
At Roswell Bookbinding we use the software program LARS (Library Automated Retrieval System), a product of Arden Lake Technology, for processing of stamping information for bindings. There are two aspects to the LARS program, LARS Library and LARS Bindery. LARS Library is available as a tool for customers wishing to maintain their own database. LARS Library provides a very easy to use program, which enables libraries to enter stamping information, generate a binding slip, and transmit digital binding records to the bindery. For customers of Roswell Bookbinding who wish to maintain their own database we provide the LARS Library software, installation, manuals, and training at no charge.
We installed LARS Bindery at Roswell Bookbinding in mid 1998. Our operators find it fast and easy to use. We have several off-site customers using LARS Library now, and the list is growing fast. If you are interested in doing your own database maintenance, you bind items on a routine basis, and you're manually updating or typing monographic binding slips, LARS will save you time and effort!
LARS Library requires a PC computer running Windows 95 or newer with at least 8 MB of RAM and 45 MB of hard disk space, a color monitor, a mouse, floppy diskette 1.44 MB drive, cd and/or USB port. The LARS program requires 4 MB of hard disk space for the installation.
If you are currently a customer of ours and you would like to see LARS we will provide you with an Install disk which will include your library database, libraries we have set up for you, and the correct arrangement of stamping slot positions based on your profile. We will install LARS and demonstrate the capabilities working with your Database. We will also provide a complete LARS Manual, which explains the capabilities of the program, and all the necessary training you'll need to begin using LARS. If you are not a customer of ours, but you're interested in seeing LARS and learning about Roswell Bookbinding, give us a call!
The database can be searched using several different search fields in LARS. The current title database contains the LARS binding record created the last time an item was bound, and the correct arrangement of stamping slot positions based on your current profile. The search provides that last time bound record. The operator verifies the title and cloth color and progresses quickly through the stamping information, updating the volume specific information. Any special instructions or one time notes can be added. The record is then saved to the job file and the database (in the case of periodicals), and the next title is searched. Binding slips (to go with each volume to bind) can either be printed one at a time or batch printed at the completion of the job.
Since there is no permanent database for monographs each title is created in a LARS window. We set up the correct arrangement of stamping slot positions based on your current profile. The operator enters the title, author, and call number and includes any special instructions or one time notes. The record is then saved to the job file and the next title is searched. Binding slips (to go with each volume to bind) can either be printed one at a time or batch printed at the completion of the job.
LARS can provide a variety of reports which are beneficial in managing your commercial binding program.
Please Contact us if you would like more information about LARS