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NEW 100# endleaf colors now available!

LBS now carries 5 colors of 100# kraft weight endleaf paper.  Contact your sales team for samples and more information.   800.247.5323  |  info@lbsbind.com

Black 100# endleaf paper White 100# endleaf paper Crimson 100# endleaf paper Midnight 100# endleaf paper Pearl 100# endleaf paper
Black White Crimson Midnight Pearl

>view all endleaf options

Universal™ Endsheet featured in LBI / HBI Newsletter

Werner Rebsamen, renowned book expert and industry consultant, recently saw the LBS Universal™ endsheet in action during a visit to Houchen Bindery.  Houchen Bindery loads the Universal endsheet directly in the cover feeder of their new Standard Horizon BQ-470 PUR adhesive binder.  The binder takes over from there – automatically attaching the paste-down sheets and the spine liner as the book is bound.  In the article Werner discusses book structure, the advantages of the Universal endsheet and tips for achieving the best results with your perfect binder. 

Read the article!

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Product Feature:  Super Reinforcing Cloth

LBS has an exclusive relationship with an American manufacturer of Super. We carry three varieties of Super; LBS Ribbed Super for NASTA specified textbooks, LBSuper 2420 for those requiring a sturdy, yet economical weave and LBSuper 2012, when an open weave is critical for the adhesive to penetrate the cloth windows and/or price is the driving factor (as this is the least expensive Super in our line).


Contact your Sales Representative or Account Manager to learn more about our line of Super and all of our reinforcing materials.

LBS now offers American-made Luminaire!

Luminaire pearlescent cloth for bookbinding, menus, binders, and packaging   We're excited to offer a new cover material with so much potential! Luminaire can be dressed up for wedding albums and luxury packaging or decorated with whimsy for children’s books and journals. It’s also sophisticated and durable enough for fine dining menus. Whatever your project, Luminaire is a beautiful blank slate that will enhance the personality and form of your finished piece by catching light and highlighting contours. LBS offers Luminaire in 4 pearlescent colors. Contact your sales team for samples. 

NEW Manhattan Cloth Offers Unique Metallic Sparkle

Luminaire pearlescent cloth for bookbinding, menus, binders, and packaging   New to the market - LBS Manhattan offers a metallic glimmer in 11 dynamic colors.  This unique cover material is suitable for menus, packaging, books, binders and more.  Contact your sales team for samples. 

LBS Expands their Verona Line with Bright NEW Color Palette!

Verona natural rayon cloth for bookbinding, binders, and packaging   Looking for the texture of natural cloth in hot designer colors?!  Our Verona rayon cloth has you covered.  Choose from 27 colors on our floor - ready for immediate shipment in rolls or cut pieces.   Contact your sales team for samples. 

New Embossing Option in LBS Sturdite

LBS has added a Levant embossing option to our stocked inventory of Sturdite Imitation Leather.  Contact your sales team for samples. 

LBS adds NEW Eco-Option to Cover Material Inventory

We are proud to introduce our newest environmentally friendly cover material line, Cot-Linen.  This 100% renewable cotton/linen cloth is NEVER bleached, coated or dyed. Choose from two distinct and earth friendly looks!
>our sustainable mission 

LBS Endsheets to be Used in Binding Demonstrations at Print 09

September 2, 2009 

Join us at Print 09 (Chicago, IL) September 11-16, 2009.  LBS Endsheets for perfect binding and side-sewing will be used in book binding demonstrations on equipment from ODM, Duplo and Wohlenberg.  

  • On Demand Machinery (ODM) booth 1674 - Demos to include: Singer Side-Sew Endsheets, Folded Tabbed Endsheets and Drill Reinforced Single Sheets.
  • Duplo booth 202 - Demos to include: Combined Endsheets.
  • Wohlenberg booth 236 - Demos to include: Combined Endsheets and Folded Tabbed Endsheets. Wohlenberg will also demonstrate swiss bound brochures with Kennett spine wrap.
LBS Sales Representatives will be attending.  Please call or email ahead if you would like to schedule a meeting time. 
800.247.5323  |  515.22.3191  |  info@lbsbind.com

Many thanks to ODM, Duplo and Wohlenberg for sharing our products at Print 09.

Care and Handling of Coverboard in Book Binding
Dave Bird, Technical Services Manager at Rock-Tenn, shares tips on the storage and handling of binders board for consistently flat book covers. 

...Understanding the time required for moisture to diffuse and equilibrate with the environment is essential to minimizing cover curl.  Cover curl typically increases during the dry, winter months and modifying your standard approaches to manufacturing may help you control cover curl and increase overall throughput.  Here are some things to keep in mind to keep your bookbinding operations running as smoothly as possible.  >read more...



Innovations in Hardcover Binding

Over the past five years, the model used to produce books has changed. There are now shorter runs and bindings on-demand. New machinery has been developed for the shorter-run market and existing equipment has been modified to respond to lower quantities.

Some binderies were applying a blank piece of paper in the cover feeder of a perfect binder to guard the adhesive and then were stripping off the paper on both sides of the book. The book block then moved on to the next steps for converting to a hardbound book.

We saw the opportunity for a new approach and as a result, developed a new endsheet that can run successfully in the cover feeder of most perfect binders. The adhesive can be PVA, hot melt, or PUR.  >read more...
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