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Sewing Options

Oversewing
Center-Sewing (National)
Handsewing
Glazed Paper Processing
Side-Sewing
Other Treatments

Option CO : 

OversewingOversewing
Thickness of pages to sew:
More than 1 cm
Recommended for:  
Volumes made of glazed or semi-glazed paper with a spine margin (generally on the left side) wide enough for this type of sewing.
Product code: CO
Abstract:  Book machine-sewn down flat.
Example of an over-sewn periodical:

  • National Geographic

This sewing method is subject to an additional fee.

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Option CC : 

Center-Sewing (National)Center-Sewing (National)
Thickness of publications to sew:
Approximately 30 pages
Recommended for:  
Volumes consisting of small publications.
Product code: CC
Abstract:  Machine sewn through centre of publications.
Example of a centre-sewn periodical:

  • Le Nouvel Observateur

This sewing method is subject to an additional fee.

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Option CM : 

HandsewingHandsewing
Thickness of publications to sew:
more than 30 pages
Recommended for:  
Volumes consisting of large publications with a too narrow spine margin (generally on the left side).
Product code: CM
Abstract:  Hand-sewn through centre of publications.
Example of a hand-sewn periodical:

  • L’actualité

This sewing method is subject to an additional fee.

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Option TPG :  Glazed Paper Processing
Abstract:  Processing used to strengthen the binding of glazed or semi-glazed paper.

2 types :
1) Recommended for:  Volumes made of glazed or semi-glazed paper with a spine margin (generally on the left side), too narrow to accommodate sewing.
    Product code: TPG-SA
    Description: 
  • Sanding of volume spine.
  • Spine adhesive binding (Double fan gluing method).
2) Recommended for:  Section of less than 10 glazed or semi-glazed pages in a matte paper publication.
    Product code: TPG-S2
    Description: 
  • Side-sewing of the glazed paper section.
  • Spine adhesive binding (Double fan gluing method) with the remaining matte paper publication.

This sewing method is subject to an additional fee.

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Option :

Side-SewingSide-Sewing
Thickness of pages to sew:
Less than 1 cm
Recommended for:  
Rigid or flexible albums or comic strips, alternative binding and books less than 1 cm in thickness.
Abstract:  Book machine-sewn down flat.

This sewing method is free of charge.

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Other Treatments:

  • ADDITION OF DETECTION STRIPS (supplied by the library)
  • CORNER REINFORCEMENT (on used books or albums)
  • ADDITION OF CALL NUMBER (printed on cloth or typewritten on label)
  • GLUING OF BAR CODE
  • COLOUR LABEL PAINTED ON SPINE
  • IDENTIFICATION (inclusion of library name)
  • FRONT COVER LETTERING
  • GOLD LINE ORNAMENT ON SPINE
  • SPINE LETTERING
  • SMALL CD-ROM POCKET (supplied by the library or the bindery)
  • FLAPS GLUED INSIDE COVERS

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