Binding & Conservation

We offer a wide range of binding and conservation services to meet your specific requirements. Select from the list below to view more details and to see examples of our previous work.

Conservation Binding

Wherever possible it is our intention to preserve and retain as much of the original binding and its structure as possible.

Prior to starting any work we will discuss and agree with you the best approach and the work to be carried out. An estimate will be given of the costs involved. If during the work, it is determined that additional work may be required then we will agree this with you prior to carrying out this work.

If required we can also provide a photographic record of the binding both before and after the conservation has been carried out.

All materials used will be of Archival Quality and be in keeping with the original binding.

Conservation of Leather Bound Ledger

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This leather bound ledger had suffered from being kept in damp conditions. The text block, as well as the binding had deteriorated causing the structure to fail.

The text block was cleaned, repaired and re-sewn. The text block was then re-cased into the original binding with repairs carried out to the binding with as much of the original leather retained.

 

Reference & Newspaper Binding

 

  • JOURNALS
  • MAGAZINES
  • NEWSPAPERS

Hard bound in buckram, to a colour of your choice. Gold lettering or leather title pieces as required on spine.

Record maintained of each year’s style to ensure that volumes will match year on year.

Presentation Bindings

Bindings for All Occasions

Whatever the occasion:

  • Visitor Book to mark the Opening of a new building
  • Visit of a dignitary
  • Wedding Books
  • Retiral gift
  • Christmas or birthday present

we can work with you to produce a binding to mark that special day or provide that perfect gift.

Features

Some of the features you can choose from include:

  • Gilt edges to the leaves
  • Hand sewn silk headbands
  • Custom made gold block to your design
  • Gold or blind tooling on spine and boards
  • Marker ribbons
  • Marbled or hand made endpapers
  • Custom Made ┬áPresentation Box

Visit our Gallery of Previous Bindings for examples of what can be achieved