Binding - Perfect

New Equipment Makes Central Bindery the Largest Perfect Binding Shop in Arizona
September 1, 2016

Central Bindery in Phoenix has managed to both survive, and even thrive. Founded 31 years ago, Central has evolved into a broad-based trade bindery offering traditional and not-so-traditional services. Along with folding, perfect binding, saddle stitching and all forms of mechanical binding, Central Bindery offers pharmaceutical folding, round cornering and shrink wrapping. Owner Andy Delph has "seen it all" since its startup, and he and his team have had to adapt to many challenges and opportunities.

What’s in the Box?
August 22, 2016 at 11:33 am

We see tons of packaging in retail every day, but luxury packaging is a different breed.

Trade Binderies Hit the Wall
April 25, 2016 at 9:02 am

It's no secret that we're dealing with a greatly compressed printing industry as opposed to the "roaring '90s." For trade binderies, the news has been even worse. In the last few years, some of the largest trade shops in the Chicago-land, the East Coast, and more have closed their doors. But, amidst the bad news, there are trade binderies that are not only surviving, but doing well, thank you. What are their secrets?

Bookbinder on Why Amazon's New Kindle Won't Put Him Out of Business
April 19, 2016 at 11:35 am

This may come as a shock to the people I meet at parties and relatives I rarely see, but as a professional bookbinder, I don't devote a lot of thought to e-readers. Frankly, I wish everyone would stop asking me about them. No, I don’t own one. No, nobody has ever wanted me to make one for them.

The Long-Run Bindery
April 4, 2016 at 12:55 pm

Many finishing operations wonder which machines to invest in. Given the shifting sands of the market, this is not an easy decision.

The Next Generation Book-of-One
March 21, 2016 at 9:05 am

There's been tremendous progress in developing the inventory-less "book-of-one" technology over the past few years. Despite the gloom-and-doom forecasts of the demise of the printed book, sales have proved otherwise. E-books sales have "plateaued" and even declined over the past few years, and study after study confirms the benefits of the printed page over the glow of the screen.