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.