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Rounded and Backed Case Binding


A rounded and backed case binding gives your spine a classic rounded shape. This older style of bookbinding was used to accommodate hand-sewn signatures and build a shoulder and hinge for the boards of the cover. Modern rounded spines are more of an aesthetic choice that can give your book a classical old-world look and feel. As seen in the photo, a rounded and backed case binding will give your project a vintage aesthetic. You can even pair it with a raised band spine to really lean into your book looking older.

Ask for a custom quote to add a rounded and backed case binding to your project. Of course, if you’re not sure if this option is right for you, feel free to ask one of our friendly customer service Ninjas for their thoughts – we’ll help you out!

A couple of things to keep in mind….

  1. You will need to add 0.1″ (2.54mm) to the standard spine width, so design accordingly.
  2. Not all casebound projects will allow for a rounded spine. Factors like page count and interior page stock will ultimately determine if a rounded spine can be utilized. You will need to save a quote first and then reach out to your Account Manager to see if a rounded spine can be added to the project.


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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