Case Studies

Here you will find a range of bookbinding, printing and print finishing projects that we have undertaken for a varied range of clients, detailing what problems we encountered and how we managed to overcome them.

Remus creased ring binder

Remus Creased Ringbinders

  The challenge here was to incorporate a piece of the customers green curtain material into the front cover.  This was supplied and was cut down to the size of the front cover and pasted down to the greyboard.  The board was then covered in Black Fluctuations and a logo was die-cut before covering and…

Menus & Bill Holders

Wedgewood Tearoom Menus & Bill Holders

We were asked to produce Menus and Bill Holders for the new Wedgewood Tearoom in Mumbai, India. These had to reflect the quality and true heritage of the Wedgewood brand. They were covered in Corvon Shadow Weave from Winter & Company, gold foil blocked and lined in a Curious Touch Soft Milk. This was digitally…

Split Page Book, Singing Book

The Psalms For Singing Book

Split Page Book From the outside, this looks like a straight forward A5 case bound book. However, once you open it up you can see that the bookblock is split into two with the top third opening independently of the bottom two thirds. The two parts had to be separated with a small gap to…

Condolence books

Condolence Books

Every year we produce dozens of high quality bespoke books such as these.  These can be Hospital Admissions Books, Theatre Registers, Visitors Books and Condolence Books.  The books are covered in leather (pigskin grain) and are gold foil blocked and blind tooled on the front.  The boards are 7000 micron!  There are marbled endpapers which…

Bruce Springsteen Book

Bruce Springsteen Book

We were supplied with printed sheets and asked to produce a case bound book to a finished size of 600 x 450mm portrait. The biggest problem we faced was in handling such a huge book.  Most of the operations had to be done manually which meant that there  were far more hand operations involved than…

The Tallest of Tales

Shaped Children’s Book Deanprint excel  when it comes to unusual specialist bookbinding. This can make a book more interesting, engaging and memorable. This shaped children’s book is designed to capture a child’s interest and engage them in the story. This singer sewn children’s book had a couple of complications to challenge us here at Deanprint. There was an…

customised ringbinder


This ringbinder is 320 x 320mm was made from 3000 micron greyboard and was covered in a Winters Black Wicotex and lined in Keaykolour Aubergine. The front was then blocked all over in a clear gloss foil, and then gold foil blocked in the centre. The metal has been black coated before being attached to…

Instruction Book

Sales Aid Book

This is an interesting book and designed to be used as a sales aid. It is a wiro bound book with tab dividers that has been pasted into a 5-piece case. As this is a selling aid it was important that it could fold back on itself and stand like an ‘A-frame’. The case was…

Art Book - The Imaginarium

The Immaginarium – Fine Art Book

This fabulous limited edition fine art book – measuring 300 x 300mm – has 216 pages printed in five colours with over 150 photos spot UV varnished.  It also has 8 x 4 page throwouts which had to be tipped in by hand.  The front cover had an area that was debossed and had a…

Coptic Binding

Coptic Binding

Coptic binding or Coptic sewing is a type of thread sewn binding. This method of bookbinding was first employed by early Christians in Egypt, the  Copts, and used from as early as the 2nd century AD to the 11th century. The term is also used to describe modern bindings sewn in the same style. Basically folded sections are section sewn…

Whisky Tasting Book & Cask Managers Book for The GlenDronach Distillery

The GlenDronach Distillery has been producing fine single malt whisky for nearly 200 years. Based in Aberdeenshire they offer distillery tours and whisky tasting including the opportunity to bottle your own GlenDronach from the ‘Distillery Manager’s Cask’!  Deanprint were delighted to be asked to produce the  Distillery Managers Cask Book which is used by the…

Manchester United, Sons of United

Manchester United Youth Team Book: Sons of United

‘Sons of United’ was the result of thousands of hours work over a five year period charting the  history of the  Manchester United Youth Team.   There are 576 pages  (approximately half printed in colour and the other half black only) which converts to 36 sections that had to be section sewn before backlining, trimming…

Lancashire Aikikai Log Book

Lancashire Aikikai Log Book

Blue Lancashire Aikikai Membership books are issued to all members. These books are used for all grades to record annual membership, hold their current  insurance certificates, course attendance and grades. Aikido is a traditional martial art and the club needed a robust, high quality book to reflect their core values.   Deanprint worked with the…

Limited Edition book - Frank Lampard

Frank Lampard Special Edition Book for Chelsea Football Club

This is a  large format, limited edition, commemorative coffee table book. Both the book and the slip case are leather bound and with gold foil block printing. This is an interesting case bound book and slip case project we did for Chelsea Football Club to commemorate Frank Lampard becoming their record goal scorer with 203…


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Chelsea Case Study

Chelsea Football Club, Frank Lampard book – How it was made

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‘Thanks so much for your help and everyone who pulled out all the stops on the menu covers.  The job looks great as always.’

Paul Atherton, Petch Printers.

Cheadle Heath Works, Stockport Road, Stockport, Cheshire, SK3 0PR