Unit 1 : Binding, Finishing and Enhancement– Introduction
1.1 – Brief Introduction to Print Finishing. Classification of Book Binding – Quarter bound book, Half bound book – old style and new style and Full bound book.
1.2 – End Paper – Types and its uses – Single End Paper, Made End Paper, Reinforced End Paper, Cloth Joint End Paper and Zig Zag End Paper.
1.3 – Binding and Finishing Tools – Folder, Glue Brush, Paste Brush, Spring Divider, Needle, Tennon Saw, Hammer, Foot Rule, Knife, Bodkin, Piercer/Awl, Eyelet punch, Scissors, Carpenter’s L – Square, Center Tool, Round Roll, Fillet and Type Holder.
1.4 – Lamination Machine – Different types of lamination machines – Dry Lamination, Wet lamination, Thermal Lamination, Strip lamination and Window Lamination.
1.5 – Varnishing, Full varnishing and Spot Varnishing. Types of varnish – matt and gloss varnishing – water (Aqua) based, solvent based – UV and special effect varnish.
Unit 2 : Materials used in Binding
2.1 – Ware House, Types of Ware House – White paper Ware House
and Printed paper Ware House.
2.2 – Covering Materials – Binding cloth, Buckram cloth, Rexene, Leather, Paper fabric and PVC.
2.2 – Reinforcing Materials – Mull Cloth, Calico Cloth, Tapes and Cords.
2.3 – Securing Materials – Thread, Wire, Metal and Plastic Units.
2.4 – Adhesives – Paste, Glue, Synthetic Adhesive, Hot-melt and Gum.
2.5 – Book Finishing Materials – Gold leaf and Blocking foil.
Unit 3 : Forwarding Operations
3.1 – Cutting, Trimming, Difference between Cutting and Trimming, Folding – Types of Folding – Folding-to-paper, Folding-to-Print and Lump Folding.
3.2 – Creasing, Gathering, Collating, Binder’s/Collating mark, Inserting and Attaching of Plates and Maps.
3.3 – Perforating – Types of Perforation, Punching and Drilling, Numbering – Horizontal Numbering and Vertical Numbering.
3.4 – Die cutting and Slitting Operations.
3.5 – Headbands, Edge Decoration, Types of Edge Decoration –
Colouring the edge, Marbling and Edge Guilding.
Unit 4 : Binding Operations
4.1 – Stitching – Side Stitching and Saddle Stitching.
4.2 – Sewing, Types of Sewing – French Sewing, Tape Sewing or
Sewing on Tapes, Raised Cord Sewing or Flexible Sewing,
Recessed Card Sewing or Sawn-in Sewing, Two on & All along
Sewing and Overcast Sewing.
4.3 – Loose Leaf Binding – Spiral Binding and Comb Binding.
4.4 – Perfect Binding – clamping station, milling station, gluing station, nipping station and delivery station.
4.5 – Case Binding – preparation of case and casing-in.
Unit 5 : Automation in Binding
5.1 – Programmable Cutting Machine and its operations – machine bed, clamp, back gauge, knife and safety mechanisms.
5.2 – Folding Machine and its operations – buckle folding, knife folding and combination folding stations.
5.3 – Wire Stitching Machine and its operations – wire unwind, wire straightener, cutter block, saddle and wire clenchers.
5.4 – Rounding and Backing Machine and its operations – hopper, rounding station, backing station and delivery station.
5.5 – Gathering Machine and its operations.
Text Book / Reference Book:
1.Folding in Practice – by Alfred Furler.
2.Modern Book Binding – by Alex J. Vaughan.
3.Printing and Die Cutting – by Vanessa Bailey
4.Hand Book of Print Media – by Helmut Kippan Ed., Heidelberg.
5.Introduction to Printing and Finishing – by Hugh M. Spiers.
6.What the Printer should know about Paper – by Lawrence A. Wilson.
7.Printing Technology – by Michael Adams J. and Penny Ann Dohn.