PREPARING PERIODICALS 
FOR THE BINDERY

We must have a properly filled out Blue Bindery Shipment Form with your order at the time we pick it up. Attach an alphabetized, itemized list of the Titles and quantities included in your order.  It is important that you follow.our guidelines for preparing your volumes so that we can process your order more efficiently at the Bindery. 
 
CHECK ALL ISSUES to make sure that they are all for the same volume and year. Check to see that anything to be “bound in” is not damaged.
 
Arrange the issues in the proper sequence:
Place the first issue published (i.e. January, or Issue #1) on top and the last issue to be bound in that physical volume on the bottom.
 
VOLUMES OVER 2” THICK
: Although we can adhesive bind volumes over 2” thick they do not conform to the LBI Standard and we cannot guarantee them. It is not advisable to oversew volumes over 3” thick. Thick volumes should be split and bound as two volumes.
 
Remove all stapled cards and paperclips
from the volumes. This is very important to us because if any staples or paperclips are overlooked they will damage our paper knife when the volumes are trimmed. Volumes containing added staples or paperclips will result in additional charges based on the time necessary to remove them.
 
Do not apply any glue, tape or labels
to the covers or pages of volumes to be bound. To prevent an uneven build-up in thickness we must remove tape and labels prior to binding and this will result in additional charges based on the time necessary to remove them.
 
TIE THE ISSUES TOGETHER
. Use twine or a heavy rubber band to hold them together.
 
Fill out a BINDING SLIP for each volume. Be sure that you include all the necessary information (i.e. Buckram cloth and stamping color, title, author, and for Custom collation, placement of the indexes, tables of contents, abstracts and supplements) and that the information given is correct.

If you are sending in a new title (Not previously bound by your library) be sure to include all necessary instructions, including binding class, print and cloth colors and stamping instructions.

Volumes with excessive “dog eared”, torn or missing pages, or “clipped” pages that require mending or stubbing, will be charged extra prep time. Extra work, such as gathering will be charged extra time.

If you are sending an incomplete volume with missing issues or missing pages, one that is water damaged, has missing corners, or is damaged in any other way, please include instructions saying to “Bind as is”. We will insert a “Missing Issue” page.

KATER - CRAFTS BOOKBINDERS
4860 GREGG ROAD, PICO RIVERA, CALIFORNIA 90660-2199
PHONE: (562) 692-0665                                  FAX: (562) 692-7920

office@katercrafts.com

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