Casewrap binding

Does Lulu's casewrap binding allow a book to open out and lie flat like a high-quality hardback, or is it more like a perfect-bound paperback? Might it depend on the printer who prints and binds it to order?

 

I am looking for the best binding/format for a Large Print edition.

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  • potetjppotetjp Professor

    By default, no, but if you flatten it a bit, yes. Of course it will always be stiffer than a paperback, but the quality is superb.

  • Thank you. Are you saying that the spine is or is not flexible like a high-quality hardback? When you say it needs flattening down, do you mean that the spine needs creasing the samw way as with a perfect-bound paperback, or what? I really need the details here, so I can make my own value judgements.

     

    How dependent is it on the printer who happens to bind it?

  • potetjppotetjp Professor

    steelpillow a écrit :

    Thank you.

    You are welcome.

     

    Are you saying that the spine is or is not flexible like a high-quality hardback?

    No it is not as flexible as a high-quality hardback with sewn signatures, that costs about 40€.

     

    When you say it needs flattening down, do you mean that the spine needs creasing the same way as with a perfect-bound paperback, or what?

    The hard outer spine won't be creased because it is a solid piece of cardboard. The inner spine is flexible, and is not glued to the outer spine. The book is attached to its hard cover by a first and a last page in strong paper that are added by the printer.

     

    How dependent is it on the printer who happens to bind it?

    I have no idea. All my books are printed in France, and the result is excellent.


     

  • Thank you.

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