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Raised Band Spine

What is a raised band spine? Is it right for your PrintNinja project?


The raised band spine is a decorative feature that imitates an old book binding technique. Back in the old days when books were bound by hand, bands of thread would be used to hold all of the page signatures in place. Those bands wrapped around the spine to add stability and structure. Modern books don’t require this method, but the raised bands are still used to imitate those classic old tomes. Simulated with leather or wood, these ridges accent the spine on leather bound books.

For a Raised Band Spine to be applied to a project the book needs the following requirements:

  1. Faux Leather Casebound
  2. Minimum Spine width of 25mm
  3. The project cannot have additional Embossing added to the spine area.

Combine this with the rounded and backed spine for a rich antique aesthetic. Ask to add the Raised Band Spines with our faux leather option and give your project a shot of class and legitimacy. Add in gilded edges, why dontchya, and go whole hog, Mr. Fancy Pants! Your project will look like it came straight out of a Dickens novel.

Contact us for a custom quote to add this feature.

How do I setup my Raised Band artwork?

You can find the setup guide page here for step-by-step instructions on how to setup your artwork.


Request pricing for this add-on while locking in your price on our quoting calculator. We'll reach out to you with a custom quote (or questions) within 1 business day of receiving your request.

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