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Hardcover Options

Smyth sewn
Revolutionary PUR adhesive
Standard EVA adhesive
Side sewn and saddle sewn
Saddle stitching
Adhesive bound
Wire-O (twin loop) bound

Paperback Options

Smyth sewn
Perfect bound
Standard EVA perfect binding
Revolutionary PUR perfect binding
Vinyl covers
Flexible covers
Wire-O bound
Pasted vinyl
Lay-flat adhesive

Specialty Book Binding

photo albums
guest books
easels
notebooks
flexible covers
custom projects

Specialty Products

ring-binders
portfolio covers
menu covers
media kits
sales kits

Support Services

Turned edge casemaking
Die Cutting
Foil stamping
Embossing
Plastic film laminating
Mounting
’ΔΆ sheet-to-sheet
’ΔΆ sheet-to-board
’ΔΆ board-to-board
Round cornering
Hand gluing
Tipping
Collating
3-knife trimming
3-hole drilling
Shrinkwrapping

 

signatures

signatures being opened to
find center for sewing

red and green books

close-up of
sewing hooks and needles

smyth sewn books
open easily and lie flat

Smyth Sewing

Smyth sewing is a process of sewing threads through punched signature folds to create a strong and durable spine. This manufacturing method provides a flexible binding which enables a book to open easily and lie flat. Smyth sewn books are designed to take prolonged stress and remain intact through their lifetime.

The Midwest Editions Difference

The bindery floor at Midwest Editions boasts three automated smyth sewing machines to provide optimum strength and durability for all types of projects in a variety of sizes.

close-up of gutter with sewing

a close-up of the gutter of a smyth sewn book