BIBLE TO BE REBOUND
- Publisher: The publisher of record, i.e. Zondervan, Tyndale, Cambridge, etc.
- Version: The Bible version or translation, i.e. NASB, NKJV, KJV, NLT, etc.
- Type: Large Print, Study Bible, SCR, etc.
Visit Leathers Section for current selections.
The price is the same for any leather from the list.
Many different leathers from the list can also be used as a liner.
The size of print will often be limited by the width of the spine.
Print colors are: Gold, Matte Gold, Silver, Copper, Brown and Black.
Blind stamping is available only with certain leathers.
Yapp refers to the amount the cover overhangs the text block of a book. The term originates from the work of William Yapp, a 19th century binder. The Yapp style offers some protection to the page edges. However, it is mostly a style element that is up to you, the customer. With most Bibles you may choose anything from 1/4 or 3/8 inch Yapp right up to full Yapp. Full yapp means that the edges of the cover meet all the way round. Half yapp means that the edges cover half of the page edges.
Most prefer the cover edges rounded over, though this is not a requirement. Thicker leather will require more Yapp if it is to be rounded and may not be possible to have narrow Yapp.
I now only use Berisfords ribbons at no extra charge.
Ribbons are a wonderful bookmark. Depending on the thickness of the book, you may have up to 5 ribbons. Extra ribbons are available for a nominal cost. I now use only Berisfords ribbons. They are a soft, flexible and durable ribbon. Color is consistent from one reel to the next. And if you prefer not to have any ribbons that is easily accomodated!
It is optional and free to have a Retreasured Rebound Bibles logo on your Bible.
Please provide your name and shipping address where your finished rebind should be sent.
Although email is optional, it is a great way for me to send pictures of your finished Bible.
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RE-INFORCE GLUE-ONLY SPINE
“Glued” versus sewn bindings.
One important factor in rebinding is knowing if you have a sewn binding. The popular term is “glued” versus sewn binding. However, most, if not all, modern Bible bindings are glued. Even if it is a sewn binding, it is still glued too. That is why I use “glue-only” for those that are not sewn.
A sewn binding is made when paper is folded over to form the pages. These sets of pages are called “signatures” (see above photo, upper and lower left) The signatures are sewn through the folds (see above photo, right), then to each other to form the book block. A mull cloth is then glued to the spine (shown in the above photo, lower left).
The danger of the glue-only binding is that that the glue will crack parallel to the spine. This allows the pages to separate. See photo below for examples. The Bible shown will soon be a pile of separate pages. The edges will get damaged, pages can get lost and the Bible will become unusable.
If you have a Bible that is a glue-only binding, all is not lost. During the rebinding process I can insert cords into the spine. Small cuts are made into the spine, then cords are glued in. This is the next best thing to having a sewn binding. Cord insertion greatly increases the functional life of your Bible.
HARDCOVER TO LEATHER BOUND CONVERSION
Just because your hardback Bible is getting worn out doesn’t mean you have to quit using it. This Bible was worn, had an uncut page, the map section had pulled loose and the binding was incompletely glued. It was also a glue-only binding.
This is a rebind just finished for a customer. A square-corner, white-edge, glue-only hardback is now a rounded corner, red edged, reinforced Bible bound in black classic bison leather. It is filled with notes and underlining from years of Bible study. All that work is now preserved for many more years of being filled with God’s Word!
MACHINE STITCH COVER
Example of machine stitching.