Threadsewn Books

For superior book quality with that classic, soft touch feel, look no further than our threadsewn book binding offering from instantprint. Available in a choice of A5 and A4 sizes. Our world-class book makers hand-finish all of our books and check every single unit once it’s printed to ensure a premium finish every time. Ideal for special edition publications and collectibles, as well as high-end catalogues, illustrated picture books, image-based portfolios and fictional works of art.

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Hardback thread sewn books

Hardback Thread Sewn Books

  • Hardcover book printing, hand-glued for an impeccable finish every time.
From £480.92
Paperback thread sewn books

Paperback Thread Sewn Books

  • Durable and flexible soft cover book printing for increased longevity.
From £420.40

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Sustainably Sourced

Promote your business sustainably with our print options! Whatever impact you would like to make, we’ve got an option for every occasion and every business. We have the perfect size and paper stock to suit every occasion - no matter the budget you’re working with, so you’re sure to find what you’re looking for.

We only use paper stocks from FSC® certified suppliers
The FSC (Forest Stewardship Council®) are an international organisation dedicated to improving responsible management of the world's forests. Look out for our FSC Certified products.
We use the greenest paper options available
We use FSC Mix and FSC Recycled for all of our prints, which are the most sustainable options.
We're Carbon Neutral
We earned our Carbon Neutral certificate in 2021, meaning we reduced our carbon emission as much as possible, then invested in offsets to balance out any leftover emissions.

We're ISO 14001:2015 Certified

We work towards a set of environmental management standards where an external auditor measures our impact on the environment. We then create a plan of action on how to keep reducing the impact every year!

War on Waste Campaign

Our internal War on Waste campaign has been running since 2018, and has seen us change processes to reduce our waste output. We eliminated 100% of waste in our Inkjet stream and are working every day to go further!

Recyclable Packaging
Responsible Waste Management
Plastic Reduction Strategy
10 Point Artwork Check
Carbon Neutral Manufacturing

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Frequently Asked Questions

How is a Threadsewn Book Made?

In thread sewn book binding, individual pages are printed and folded. Folded sections are sewn together creating a superior bind strength. These sections are the secret behind thread sewn books’ durability, and mean there’s no need to use as much glue on the spine. The less glue used, the better the reader experience as the book can open up flatter and more of the page is visible. Once all of the folded sections have been sewn together, this results in a book ‘block’ which is then glued to either a paperback (soft case) cover or hardback (case bound) cover.

The added flexibility thread sewn binding provides also adds an extra layer of durability to the books, increasing the longevity of products that are designed to be used over and over again.

Paperback vs Hardcover Threadsewn Books

Our hardcover option consists of a 150gsm silk stock cover with matt lamination, hand-glued by our team to a sturdy 2500mic grey board, the inside of which is covered by the end paper. This gives a durable and long-lasting finish, often used for special edition publications and collectibles. Soft cover paperback books are a lot lighter and more compact, making them easy to hold and read, as well as transport. We offer a choice of two paperback cover stocks: a silk-coated 350gsm which adds a slight shine and smooth finish, and a 350gsm uncoated option which is rougher and more porous, making it ideal for writing on.

More Printed Pages Than Ever Before

As well as boasting a premium appearance, this complex binding technique allows up to 320 pages to be bound with ease. It also provides added flexibility designed to strengthen books, increasing the longevity of products that are made to be used over and over again. We work with some of the best bookmakers in the world to offer this brand-new option, and our team uses a hands-on approach to ensure every book we print provides unrivalled quality and a perfect finish.

A World of Book Printing Possibilities

Be inspired by these real-life examples of ways our clients use thread sewn book printing to create exceptional printed materials for their business.
Illustrated Books
Bring visual concepts to life or create picture books to delight your audience.
Fiction Books
One of the most traditional uses for thread sewn books are novels and fiction
Premium Catalogues
Showcase your business’s premium range using books that exude luxury.
Annual Reports
Create key documents highlighting successes of the previous year to stakeholders.
Company History Books
Memorialise your business’s beginnings and tell your story to clients and employees.

Striking Portfolios
Highlight your best projects to potential clients with a highly visual printed portfolio.
Entice students to join your educational establishment with a prospectus that
exudes quality.