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  A Guide to our Book Binding & Printing Services

Thesis Printing at Hayman Creative Nottingham

All our books & documents are both printed and bound in-house, meaning we can offer a great service and quick turnaround. We take pride and enjoyment in creating great looking books & documents for you.

We also enjoy the challenge of producing custom made hybrid ideas - so if you have an idea - let us see if we can make it for you?

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Technical Tip…

In order to get great results - there are lots of book binding considerations to take into account before you get your book printed, such as bleed, gutters & margins and double page spreads. Check out our Guidelines and Q&A page for more info.
Barry Hayman, Director

Perfect Binding - including printing of covers and binding:

Our most popular choice due to its full colour covers and flexibility in shape and size that make your work stand out from the crowd.
The covers can be printed on a heavy weight card-stock up to 400gsm and there is no limit on the thickness of the document. The size of document can be anything up to A3 landscape. The covers can be optionally gloss, matt or soft touch laminated.
The following are examples of perfect bound books produced at Hayman Creative in Nottingham:
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Example 1 - great finishing
This example shows how neatly we trim the books after they have been printed and perfect bound.
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Example 2 - wrapped covers
Here we can see that the artwork for the covers & spine is printed in one piece and wrapped/bound around the inner pages.
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Example 3 - gloss lamination
This example shows how a book will look with gloss laminated covers.
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Example 4 - laser cut cover
This book has a cover that the student had pre laser cut the title. We then printed the inner pages and bound it all together.
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Example 5 - white ink
The covers of this book were printed using white ink on black card.
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Example 6 - digital foiling
This book shows our digital gold foiling on the covers. Unlike traditional methods of foiling - our foiling can contain any graphics & typefaces you wish from a supplied PDF.

Perfect Binding Prices

The following prices are for one-off’s or very small print runs. For longer print runs - please get in touch for a competitive quotation.
These prices include the printing of the covers. If you need your inside pages printing - please see the printing prices (towards the bottom of this web page).

One-Off

£20.00

Two to Five Books

£15.00 (each)

Six or more (up to 1000’s)

Please contact us for a quotation

Optional matt or gloss laminated covers

One-offs and very small runs £5.00 each, larger quantities - subject to quotation

Optional soft touch laminated covers

One-offs and very small runs £8.00 each, larger quantities - subject to quotation

Thermal Binding:

Another very popular choice amongst student work as it looks so professional. Covers can be printed in full colour on up to heavier weight card stock. The thermal strips can also be full colour printed and personalised at a small extra cost.
Available in any shape, size and thickness and trimmed to your specific requirements to give the perfect edge finish.
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Trimmed to perfection
This example shows how neatly we trim the books after they’ve been thermal bound.
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Multi colour choices
Thermal binding strips are available in a variety of colours to match the design & branding.
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Printed Covers
A Good example of a thermal bound book with a full colour, matt laminated printed cover.
There are a large choice of spine colours available. We keep some colours in stock, full range ordered upon request. We also keep in stock ‘printable’ thermal strips which can be printed with your own full colour design or branding on it.
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Thermal Binding Prices

The following prices are for one-off’s or very small print runs. For longer print runs - please get in touch for a competitive quotation.
If you need your pages printing - please see the printing prices (towards the bottom of this web page).

A4 or A3 up to 10mm thick

£5.00

A4 or A3 up to 20mm thick

£7.50

A4 or A3 up to 30mm thick

£10.00

Thermal binding of coated papers, max weight 150gsm

additional £5.00

additional copies

20% discount

Full Colour Hard Back Case Binding:

This is rather special – gloss or matt laminate with full colour graphic design wrapped across the front, spine and back. It’s the ultimate in personalised hard back books!
Available in any custom shape and size up to A3 landscape.
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Full Colour Hard Back Case Binding Prices

The following prices include gloss, matt or soft touch lamination and full colour printing of the covers
If you need your pages printing - please see the printing prices (towards the bottom of this web page).

Any custom shape or thickness up to and including A4

£65.00

Sizes bigger than A4 and up to A3 landscape or portrait

£85.00

Additional copies

25% discount

Channel binding, (as pale blue and black books shown above), up to A3 landscape

£25.00

Full Colour Canadian Binding:

As above this is a gloss or matt laminate with full colour graphic design wrap… but it has a flexible spine that allows for a wire bound document inside meaning it can lay flat when opened.
Available in any custom shape and size up to A3 landscape.
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Full Colour Canadian Binding Prices

The following prices include gloss, matt or soft touch lamination and full colour printing of the covers
If you need your inside pages printing - please see the printing prices (towards the bottom of this web page).

Any custom shape or thickness up to and including A4

£65.00

Sizes bigger than A4 and up to A3 landscape or portrait

£85.00

Additional copies

25% discount

Traditional Thesis Book Binding:

If your course dictates that you have to stick with the traditional style, we do that too. Covers can be produced with or without foil block lettering on the spine and front cover.
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Traditional Thesis Book Binding Prices

If you need your inside pages printing - please see the printing prices (towards the bottom of this web page).

A4

£20.00

A3

£25.00

Optional foil block lettering on the cover

£15.00

Optional foil block lettering on the spine

£10.00

Additional copies

20% discount

Wire Binding:

The perfect solution for when you want the pages to lay completely flat. All the benefits of full colour printing on the covers but with no limit on the thickness of the covers or inside pages.
Available in all shapes, sizes and thicknesses.
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Example 1 - hard bound covers
This example shows a wire bound book with gloss laminated hard covers.
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Example 2 - mixed size pages
Here we can see the book bound with different size inside pages.
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A prestigious hard back, silver wire bound book custom made for Heymann Primary School in West Bridgford.
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This spread demonstrates the benefit of how a wire bound book lays completely flat when opened up - even when printing on heavy/thick stock.

Wire Binding Prices

Any shape or thickness up to A4 portrait and A3 landscape
If you need your inside pages printing - please see the printing prices (towards the bottom of this web page).

up to 8mm thickness

£2.00

9-11mm thickness

£3.00

12-14mm thickness

£5.00

15-20mm thickness

£7.00

21-28mm thickness

£10.00

A3 long edge binding

As above x 3

Full colour hard back, including printing of covers

£25.00

additional copies

20% discount

Saddle Stitched Binding:

Great for when you want the glossy magazine & brochure look. Available with plain or full colour printed covers, this is a soft binding style where the pages are folded and held together with staples.
Available in any shape or size, though limited to a maximum of about 30 -40 pages (depending on weight of paper).
magazine binding
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Example 1 - Saddle Stitched Magazine
Thin magazines can be saddle stitched rather than perfect bound. This example shows an A4 sized magazine, printed on 150gsm gloss art paper. It has been printed in full bleed and then trimmed back to the finished size.

Saddle Stitched Binding Prices

The following prices include the necessary imposition of the pages, necessary for saddle stitched jobs
If you need your pages printing - please see the printing prices (towards the bottom of this web page).

Any custom shape up to A4 portrait or landscape

£15.00

Additional copies for 1-5 copies (for larger print runs please contact us for a quote)

20% discount

Comb Binding:

Similar to wire binding but with the benefit of allowing individual pages to be removed and replaced - just in case you spot a mistake after its been bound! Covers can be printed in full colour on card and have a sheet of acetate for additional protection.
Available in all shapes, sizes and thicknesses
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Example 1
Plastic combs are available in a variety of colours.
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Example 2
Comb binding has always been popular for documents such as this.

Comb Binding Prices

If you need your pages printing - please see the printing prices (towards the bottom of this web page).

up to 8mm thickness

£2.00

9-11mm thickness

£3.00

12-14mm thickness

£5.00

15-20mm thickness

£7.00

21-28mm thickness

£10.00

additional copies

20% discount

Document Printing & Optional Extras Price Lists:

The following prices are for One-Off’s or very small print runs. If you require more than this - Please get in touch and we will work out the most economical way to meet your requirements.
Document Printing
Choose from a great range of papers (see the link beolw), including 80, 100, 120 & 160gsm premium smooth paper for the inside pages and up to 400gsm board for full colour printed covers.
Note: our most popular choice for double sided perfect bound books, (for example), is our premium smooth uncoated 120gsm. This is good balance of weight v flexibility. 350gsm silk art is a great choice for printed covers, with or without optional lamination.
£4 Set-up cost per document, followed by the following prices

A4 PRICES PER PAGE:

A3 PRICES PER PAGE:

Single Sided: B/W 15p Colour: 35p

Single Sided: B/W 25p Colour: 85p

Double Sided: B/W 25p Colour: 60p

Double Sided: B/W 40p Colour: £1.25

White Ink Printing
In addition to the choices above, we also offer white ink printing on to coloured paper, card and envelopes etc, either by itself or as a base underneath full colour printing. (Please ring for a quote for higher volume print runs).
£5 Set-up cost per document, followed by the following prices

A4 PRICES PER PAGE:

A3 PRICES PER PAGE:

Single Sided: 50p

Single Sided: £1.00

Double Sided: 75p

Double Sided: £1.50

Optional Extras

Clear acetate cover sheets

A4: 50p, A3: £1.00

Card backing sheet

A4: 50p, A3: £1.00

Gloss or matt laminating of covers

£5.00

Soft touch laminating of covers

£8.00

Machine trimming of full bleed books & documents

£3.00

Digital Metallic Foiling

Subject to quotation

We’d love to hear from you…

If you are interested in any of our services, or would like an estimate or quotation, then please get in touch:

Useful Links

Here are some links to a few of the paper manufacturers we buy from:

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Contact Us
Tel: 0115 8440122
Hayman Creative Limited
Fineprint House,
Hooton Street,
Nottingham NG3 2NJ
Opening Times
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