Binding is the assembly of a book by joining sheets or pages between two covers using different techniques.
Whether you are looking to preserve a first edition that has been kept in the family for generations, want to organize your notes, or want to make a new custom binding, Raima puts at your disposal the materials and instruments you need for both restoration and for a new creation, from practical rings to glues and threads of various types.

Binding has come a long way since its inception in the second century with the Coptic binding, developed by the Christian Egyptians; or from the ancient Persian empires, where they revered it as a first-rate art form, until the times of the industrial revolution in which it began to be marketed to allow the masses access to the written word. Binding has changed and continues to change.

Binding as a hobby and craft
Hand-binding as a hobby is in full resurgence, due to the DIY movement, in crafting and scrapbooking. While for years it was much less common than it used to be, for people who like to work with their hands, creating books manually can be a pleasant and rewarding experience. It is a great way to relax and use your free time.

You can make your books with the same passion that artisans used in the past, before art was industrialized and later digitized.

Recover this lost art, create your own books or make beautiful and original gifts. Decorate the lids as you like to add your personal touch.

Type of manual binding
When binding, you will have to consider several aspects: the size of the sheet, the number, the material, the style, etc. There are different types of binding that you can adapt to your tastes and needs.

Book type binding: it is the most traditional form, ideal for formal documents. It uses rigid and thick lids and thread and glue are usually used to attach the leaves to the loin.
Binding with screws: hard caps fastened with screws are used.
Thread binding: it consists of the perforation of each of the leaves. You can choose where to place the junction points.
Binding with rings: it consists of perforating the leaves to place the rings, allowing their opening with great ease.
Thorn binding: it consists of creating a central thorn on which each leaf is glued.
Coptic Binding: the sewing technique is used. It is used for work of any size and thickness.
Japanese binding: it bears no loin, the leaves and lids sew together. Perfect for notebooks and scrapbooking.

Binding materials in Raima
For all these types of binding and many more, Raima offers you the widest range of instruments and materials:

Synthetic, wood and bone folding machines. A good fold is a sine qua non condition to facilitate the whole process and obtain a good result; glues, including special white glue for binding; nylon yarn, kraft, paper rope, elastic, laces, headbands; rings and screws; lids in different colors and sizes, sheets of cardboard, fabric and lining papers; assorted colored corners; guts of various sizes and more.

We look forward to seeing you in Raima!