Every conservation job Bookends Bindery undertake will require a differing approach, as a bindery we like to retain as much as the original material as possible but if your require something different we are happy to work with you to create the finished item that you require.
What is a reback?
A reback is the most conservation lead option as you retain as much of the original material as possible. This process involves ‘lifting’ the covering material be it cloth, leather or paper. A new spine/hollow is created and new material is used to cover the spine, this is then attached under the original board material. Any of the original spine or labels can then be relayed onto the binding or tooling and lettering can be replicated.
What is a rebind?
A rebinding involves removing the pages/book block and creating a new case or cover for the book. This can involve using a similar material to the original binding and labels, lettering and tooling can be matched so it looks like the original binding. This process is usually for books that are too damaged to be rebacked.
What is best for my book?
Our staff are happy to talk you through the options for any conservation work you require. We can advise you what will work best but this can be tailored to your needs and budget.
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