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.

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Sefton Steam Art Self Published Book

Sefton Steam Art: The Book

This self-published book  is a remarkable collection of steam locomotive artwork. It was compiled by Matt Sefton who had an ambition to produce a book of the entire collection of his dad’s steam paintings. The book includes 245 painting and drawings and over 100 reference and archive photographs. It also includes detailed histories of the…

Scrap books

Scrap Books

These fabulous scrap books (which are 230 x 330mm in size) are made from 2500 micron greyboard with hinges on both the front and back boards and covered in a printed and laminated sheet.  8mm holes were drilled and eyeleted.  The inners consist of 40 leaves of 270g buff manilla which were remus creased, to…

Custom made display box

Custom Made Display Box for Spectacle Lenses

We were asked to produce a custom made display box to showcase some spectacle lenses.  This product had a a few features that made it slightly different.  Firstly it was made as a 5-piece case, secondly it required a die-cut foam inner to hold the glass lenses in position and thirdly it needed an invisible magnetic…

soft backed notebooks

Section Sewn Cut Flush Soft Backed Notebooks

These notebooks still have the strength due to the section sewing but have a soft flexible cover.  These can either be left with square corners or can be round cornered.  We can produce these foil blocking or debossing, and can add ribbon markers or elastic straps.

Police style Notebook

Cut Flush Pocket Notebooks

We produce these for several Police Forces around the country. They are section sewn and quarter bound into a case, but are bound at the head.  The covers are cut flush to the inner leaves and are round cornered.  We can also add ribbon page markers and elastic straps. These are designed to be exceptionally hard…

Book Holding CD - DVDs Inside Front Cover

Book Holding CD or DVDs Inside Front Cover

We were asked to finish a casebound book by adding a tray to the inside front cover to hold four CD or DVDs.  To do this we had to die-cut the CD tray made from 1 piece of 2000 micron greyboard, covered in a 120gsm black tinted stock.  Die cut 4 x 123mm diameter circles…

Casebound Notebooks

There are many styles of notebook that we can produce with many different finishes…most of which we  produce here at Deanprint. Casebound Notebooks   can be either section sewn or singer sewn, endpapered and glued into a hard cover.  The one shown below has a square spine, is covered in a bookcloth, blind embossed, has an…

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…

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…

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…

Case Binding

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…


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Chelsea Case Study

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

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‘Everyone was really pleased with the photo book.  Thanks for all your help.’

Donna Abbott, DXG Media

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