Smyth sewn books

Smyth Sewn Books

Hardcover Books are Smyth sewn, a chain lock stitch that sews

Smyth sewn is the term for book signatures that are sewn together. Smyth sewn text blocks can be bound with a softcover, like a paperback book. They can also be bound with a hard case, for a hardcover book.

Books that are Smyth sewn are the most securely bound books. People in the industry know that Smyth sewn books are a sign of a top quality, and is a well-known standard for art books and large coffee table books. Smyth sewn works well for coated or uncoated papers.

Smythe sewn is the term for book signatures that are sewn together. Smythe sewn text blocks can be bound with a softcover, like a paperback book. They can also be bound with a hard case, for a hardcover book.