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For all your bookbinding needs

From SMYTH SEWN to ADHESIVE, CUTTING, FOLDING, DRILLING, STAINING and PACKAGING; Dekker Bookbinding can handle all your finishing needs.

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Services :

Our state-of-the-art bookbinding machines give us an array of book manufacturing possibilities in our 93,000 square foot modern facility. Casebound books are available in Adhesive and Smyth Sewn. Dekker has a lineup of automatic Smyth sewers, multiple high speed casemakers and stampers, and two complete Kolbus binding lines.

Casebinding – Adhesive and Smyth Sewn :

Case Binding – Adhesive and Smyth Sewn

  • PUR, hotmelt, and cold glue available
  • Reinforced or Thread Capped
  • Edge Staining
  • Reese Case
  • Padded Case
  • Ribbons
  • Roundback, Flatback or Tightback
  • 1 piece, 2-piece or 3-piece case
  • Flex Case
  • Multiple Hit Cover Stamping plus hubs on spine
  • Coffee Table and Juvenile
  • 2 Up Inline Book Saw



Our Kolbus Systems Binder and our Kolbus Ratio Binder together allow us to produce adhesive book blocks for hardcover case binding, and perfect binding for soft cover. Both Kolbus binders run inline end sheeting, and we have the option of providing cold glue, EVA Hot Melt, or PUR for standard coated text stocks. We offer inline book splitting between the binder and the trimmer for 2-up signatures. Ask us about our splash gluing and trimming for your mechanical binding jobs.

Soft Cover

  • PUR, Hotmelt and Cold Glue available
  • Smyth Sewn
  • French Flap
  • 2 Up inline book saw
  • Hinge Score
  • Die Cut Covers

Planning :

Our experienced planning team can guide you through the book design process providing assistance with schedules, material selection and the following layout designs:

  • Signatures
  • Folding
  • Stamping
  • Jackets
  • Cover Design

Finishing :

We offer a wide variety of finishing services

  • Jacketing
  • Shrink Wrap
  • Appliqués
  • Blow In Cards
  • Drilling
  • Volume Set Pack
  • Slit Pockets
  • J-Wraps