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 soft cover, 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.