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book cover bindings

Picture Cover Binding – Introduced by Wert Bookbinding in 2003.  The original paper cover is scanned and printed to a reinforced paper-based cover material.  The cover material is used as the new hard cover for the bound text block.  Wert Bookbinding uses Kivar 2 performa material for picture covers.

Kivar 2:  http://www.fibermark.com/products/kivar-2-performa

Kivar 2 Product Data:  http://www.fibermark.com/sites/default/files/FMK_Kivar2Performa_datasheet.pdf

Picture cover binding allows for the original look and feel of the cover to be retained.