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Bridgeport National Bindery prides itself on having an excellent selection of book-making materials on hand to suit even the most discerning of needs. Below, you will find stocked selections of bookcloth, buckram, endsheets, headbands as well as other materials that are available. If you do not see what you are looking for, please feel free to contact us at 800.223.5083.
Buckram Cloth Options
Buckram is a reinforced cloth product that meets the durability standards set out by the ANSI/NISO Library Binding Specifications. This cloth material is designed to protect heavy-use books and produce a virtually indestructible package. It is moisture resistant, and easily stamped with our stock foils (white, gold, and black).
BNB currently offers this cloth type in 15 colors:
B-Cloth is a tried-and-true book cover material offering ease of use in the bindery with the durability and beauty of a cloth cover. Arrestox decorates well with stamping foil or screen printing and is a great choice for photo books, yearbooks, hospitality 3-ring binders, and luxury packaging.
BNB currently offers this cloth type in 9 colors:
Navy 486, Sea Depth 440, Field Green 515, Slate Gray 145, Black 199, Praline 110, Hickory 315, Mixed Berry 642, Chili Pepper 632.
Headbands used to be an integral part of the sewing process, that tied off stitches at the top of a book block; and are now an excellent garnish to make your hardcover look complete.
BNB currently offers headbands in 10 combinations:
Black & White, Black & Gold, Blue & Gold, Blue & White, Burgundy & Gold, Green & Gold, Green & White, Red & Gold, Red & White, White.
Laminate is the finish which gives the book protection from the world around it. Gloss laminate is vibrant with high-sheen and is durable - it repels dust, dirt and fingerprints. Matte laminate is less reflective, giving a more natural look to cover art and it absorbs more small scratches and scuffs.
BNB currently offers gloss and matte lamination options for paperbacks, pre-printed case covers, and dust jackets.
50 lb. White Uncoated
50 lb. Cream Uncoated
60 lb. White Uncoated
60 lb. Cream Uncoated
60 lb. Matte Coated
70 lb. Color Copy
80 lb. White Matte
100 lb. White Gloss
100 lb. White Dull
60 lb. Gloss Coated
*ppi = pages per inch, or the number of pages in a stack of paper 1" thick.