From paper to print to binding to final trim, our books are as good as, or better than, books you'll see at your local bookstore. But with EVA glue, your binding may get brittle and crack in extreme cold temperatures, or it may melt in extreme heat. We use PUR glue, which is significantly stronger than EVA.
It lasts longer, looks better, and can withstand extreme heat and cold.
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Since 1952, Smith-Shattuck Bookbinding has been binding theses and dissertations.
Our standards allow us to create high quality Class-A library bindings that meet the guidelines of the Library Binding Institute.
We also provide the flexibility needed to meet your individual needs.We can print your full order as hardcover books, or do some perfect bound and some hard cover ... Another premium selection that can give your books a rich, elegant look.Choose from a variety of best-sellers, and we'll format your book to match their formatting. If it worked for these best-selling authors, it can work for you, too.But every order is different, and some will take longer than others, especially re-formatting jobs.It's always best to send us your files as soon as you can, and we'll get your PDF Proof back to you as quickly as possible.A simple way to get a great looking, high-quality cover at a fraction of the cost of a custom cover designer.Contact us today to speak with a representative about getting your masters or doctoral thesis printed and bound.The chart on the right shows our turn-around times for book printing and binding services.Standard is 2 days for Perfect Bound book printing, and 5 days for Coil Bound and Hard Cover books.Simply order 100 or more books, and we'll give you an extra 25 books, free!We can foil stamp your covers to help your book really stand out from the crowd. Offer your readers a premium version of your book, suitable for display as a 'coffee table' book.