Debossing & Embossing

Blind Deboss:  This is an impression into a cover, using no colour infill which gives a depth to your artwork with a very slight colour change. This is used  if you require a more subtle look to your product.

Emboss:  This is the reverse of a deboss with the lettering raised up out of the cover, this is mainly used on soft card covers and can also be foiled to add to the feature.

Call us to discuss your requirements.

Case binding

We case bind books in printed paper or alternatively we hold a vast range of cloths and materials that really enhances the feel of the book. These materials can then be foiled or screen printed to make your book really stand out.

Singer sewing

Singer sewing is a really good method for binding books and brochures that have a small page extent. We hold a large selection of coloured thread to either match corporate colours or to make the sewing a stand out feature. Singer sewing can be on the side or along the center fold.

Layflat binding

Lay Flat binding is a revolutionary technique which allows print to flow seamlessly across a double page spread. Books and brochures lay completely flat once opened, meaning that text and images flow across pages without being interrupted by the joint of printed sections. This binding method is perfect for displaying images at their full potential.

Laser cutting & etching

We have a dedicated laser cutting department which uses the most up to date software. We can create foam insert for box sets and packaging. Wood, acrylic, card and board cutting and engraving. The list is endless. Our in house design team can help you produce innovative products  that really catch the eye.

Foil blocking

Along with the traditional gold & silver, RS Bookbinders offer a wide variety of colour embossing in metallic or matt finishes. We have three in-house foiling machines which enables us to keep up with the demand of this very popular finish.

Die cutting

From cutting unique page shapes, to complicated 3 dimensional cut outs, RS Bookbinders offer a completely bespoke die cutting service. Call us to discuss your requirements.

Perfect binding

We can offer perfect binding from 1 to 2000 copies and can bind up to a size of A3 portrait or landscape.

Section sewing

We have a brand new Smyth F55-L section sewing machine. With it quick set up and extremely large signature binding size of up to 520 x 550 mm makes it ideal for the Book on Demand and Oversized Book markets. This feature is particularly appreciated in the production of Property and high end presentation publications.

Gilt edging and colour book edging

At R.S.Bookbinders we pride ourselves on mixing traditional and modern skills to create bespoke solutions for all our customers requirements. We can offer traditional gold and silver gilt edging or if you need a more modern twist we can offer coloured edging to your books using ink.

Dummy/prototype production

We’ve been making dummy books for the publishing trade for over 20 years. We supply dummy books to any size or page volume. We can bind with plain paper text and plain white art paper or matt/ gloss laminated covers as a blank canvas for you to work on. Alternatively we can use printed proofs for covers or text.

Clamshell boxes

We offer a set of standard sized Clamshell boxes in our shop, these can be personalised with names or logos to create a beautiful box with your personal or company details foiled on the lid. Alternatively we can make bespoke sizes and shapes that make sure you get an exact fit. Laser cut foam can be added into your box to add that luxury feel.


Slipcase can be made to any size and are a great accompaniment to books and binders. They add protection and that extra wow factor.

Ring binders

Our range of binders are made using heavy weight 3mm high density boards and covered in high end materials. Available in a wide range of colours and sizes, the binder looks great plain, or for an additional charge we offer the option to personalise by embossing with text or corporate logo.

Innotive finishing techniques

If you have anything outside the norm we are more than happy to find the best way of producing new and innovative products. With our wealth of experience and knowledge we are the perfect partner to move ideas into reality. Please contact with your ideas

Wiro Presentation Binders

Wiro bound or post screw bound documents can be smartly presented in a hand made bespoke cover. Simply slide the back sheet into the pocket at the back for a great looking product.



Wiro binding covers for standard paper sizes (A3, A4, A5 etc) can be purchased in a range of striking colours and materials on line. They can also be made to any bespoke size to suit your project.


We can print and bind your documents as either loose leaf to fit in to one of our Presentation Binders or as a book. We use the most up to date software to paginate for book in to sections ready for section sewing. We will provide you with a professional printed document with you pages sewn in as a case or soft bound book. Minimum 10 copies.

PUR Binding

Our new Morgana 300 PUR binding machine.  PUR is the strongest, most flexible binding adhesive available. When coatings or digital print toners are present in the spine area these can compromise the strength of typical hotmelt perfect binding but PUR adhesive cuts through these problems, giving a strong and reliable bind every time. We can bind  B3 Landscape or portraite and can make books with soft or case bindings.