Book Binding for Publishers
Course detail

Build your production knowledge about the range of binding styles and finishing processes available.

This Book Binding course takes place at Diamond Print Services, a bindery based in Enfield. The course will teach you all the binding terminology and enable you to look at a book and quickly spec out the most appropriate binding and finishing required.

You will learn the pros and cons of different binding styles, what is best practice and what should be avoided.

You will also take a look at some of the more  unusual binding styles such as Otto binding and Naked binding to help give you ideas for your projects.   We also show you how best to check advances and spot the sorts of things that might go wrong.

Who is the course aimed at?
Book production staff and designers
  • Increase your binding knowledge and know-how

  • Understand the range of binding terminology and what it all means

  • Learn what is the most appropriate binding for different products and how best to spec it up

  • See the processes first hand and gain an understanding of why some styles and finishes are more expensive than others

  • Learn what is best practice and what to avoid


'The course exceeded my expectations. Peter is very knowledgeable and imparted that knowledge in a clear way. It was a very comprehensive course'

Mandy Mackie, Phaidon

Course summary
26th March
1 day
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Peter Wight
£445 plus VAT - discounts available
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This course is run by:
Director, Diamond Print Services Ltd, Peter co-founded Diamond Print Services in the early 90’s, initially offering die cutting, folding and wire stitching to printers on a trade basis. From those beginnings the company quickly expanded into other niche areas of finishing , initially perfect binding and subsequently PUR, section sewing and ultimately hard cover cased binding. Peter has invested heavily in new technology and processes to develop new and unusual binding methods and offer his huge wealth of experience to the wider industry.