Coptic Binding

IN A NUTSHELL

 

+ average turnaround time: 7-10 working days

+  this method of binding has been used from the 2nd century for codices and still remains beautiful and strong 

+ the pages lay totally flat which is a bonus for double page spreads

+ however as shown on the photos there will be a gap between each signature (that is to say every 12 or 16 pages) and this can have an impact on your artwork (splitting a continuous spreads for instance)

+ the total amount of pages in the book must be a multiple of 12 or 16

+ you can leave the same margins all around the pages for your text and photos with borders. We recommend a minimum of 10mm margins and 3mm bleed all around

+ we work with 2mm or 3mm cover that are the same size as the pages. We choose the thickness of the cover in proportion with the thickness of the pages stacked all together

+ like all our books, it’s handmade from scratch in our studio

 

ARTWORK REQUIREMENT FOR THIS METHOD OF BINDING

Pages:  please supply the artwork with the correct page count as a high quality print PDF with a minimum of 10mm margins and 3mm bleed all around the pages. No need to include the covers in this PDF, we'll treat the cover separately. For this method of binding although it will be printed in sections you can just leave the pagination to us and supply your document in single-pages (no spreads!) in the correct running order. See more about preparing artwork for printed pages here.

Foil-blocking or Printed covers: simply select this option and we will send you an InDesign cover template once your order is being processed.