Custom Comic Book

Binding Services.

 

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email@houchenbindery.com

 
     
 
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Comic Books

 

 


Luminaire cloth is now available for comic book binds! Click here for more Information.

Comic Books

The various binding methods, techniques, and standards we use as a Certified Library Binder make us well-suited to bind custom comic book volumes.  We have the necessary equipment and materials to provide you with excellent custom comic book binding to enhance your personal collection.  With a plethora of options, you can make your volumes truly unique. We have various binding methods that can accommodate your needs, and a wide range of options for covers, including graphic and cloth choices. Take a look around this page for more information on what we can offer.  Click here to download our current comic book price list. 

 

Order Preparation

Please fill out and include a binding slip with each volume to be bound.  To ensure accuracy and legibility, you can type into the binding slip and print it out.  When preparing your order, please "flag" any foldout pages, or gate-fold covers.  Though we do check for these in our preparation process, your help is greatly appreciated.  We also ask that if you are sending in rare or valuable items for binding that you mark them.  Include any special instructions in writing. A helpful video on preparing your comic books for binding can be found here, created by Steven Mattview.  Please mail your orders to the address below:

 

Houchen Bindery Ltd.

Attn: Comic Books

340 First Street

Utica, NE 68456

 


Graphic Covers:

Graphic covers are a great way to personalize your collection!   Please send your cover files to us in pdf format on a CD or flash drive.  For large file transfers, contact us for ftp connection information.  Click here to view a simple template for designing your own graphic covers.  More tips can be found here.

 

 

 

Cloth Covers:

We have 15 colors of buckram cloth available standard for you to choose from.  Other cloth materials such as imitation leather, bonded leather, luminaire, and vellum are available upon request.  We have System 2 and System 3 stamping capabilities, and can accommodate most logo dies.  If you have volumes in your collection you would like us to match, please send a sample in with your order. 

 

       

Binding Methods:

Follow the links to find out more about each of our excellent binding methods. Each of these are approved Library Binding Institute methods.

 

Ultrabinding (DFAB)

 

Smyth Sewing

 

Oversewing

 

Die Stamps:

We have a library of logo dies on hand to use in making your collection stand out. Don’t see what you’re looking for? We can have new custom dies made. Logo dies are made of metal, which is then heated and used to transfer colorful foil onto the cover material.  If you would like us to create a new die to use on your project, contact us for a quote.

 

 

 

Compliments:

"Got my Deep Space Nine comics back from you earlier this week. First, let me say WOW!  That's a staggeringly good job.  Absolutely beautiful.  I'm taking it down to the local comic book store today to show it off.  There may be more people like me who will want to do this with some of their comics as well... Again, absolutely incredible job on the comic books.  Wow!!!  Thank you so much." - Jason Brandon

 

"Tom: You guys are very impressive! I've noticed little improvements with each set of books you've done for me...now this last one was fantastic.  Marked improvement in cover image placement, spine solidity, and cropping.  I had some very uneven and some very large sets this time and they were handled wonderfully. Whoever is in charge of setting the books made some great choices and some skilled aligning. They all look fantastic but I'm most impressed with how you folks handled the odd cases. Great job and thanks very much. I've 60 books through you now and they will keep coming!"  -Toby Mays

 

"I've received nothing but outstanding service and high quality finished products since I started using your services... I've got at least another years worth of materials to be binding and know I have the right place to send my orders.  You might be surprised how much of a relief that is."  -Randy D.

 

"I was wary of potentially damaging or losing my comic collection.  However, Houchen was excellent at answering my questions and emails.  They took the time to explain the process to me and what to expect as a finished product.  Any requests I made were respected and I was included in any decision made to the books.  The bound comics were finished within a month and they looked exactly as I hoped they would.  I would recommend this company to anyone." -Kevin Melody

 

"Angel, My book arrived today and I just wanted to say thank you.  These comics hold a great deal of importance for me and I was very apprehensive to send them off.  The book looks great, just like I imagined it.  Thank you very much." - Matt

 

"Hi Tom, I just want to thank you and everyone at the bindery for the excellent work done on my recent order.  Everything came back exactly as I hoped.  It was my first binds, and I was a little leary, but I couldn't be happier with the results.  I will certainly be doing business with you again very soon.  Thanks!"  -Brian

 

"Houchen Bindery did a superb job archiving my comic collection! Ultrabinding these valuable prestige editions under buckram covers ensures that the artwork will survive longer than I will. The personalized attention from the staff and precision preparation work resulted in a product superior to what I envisioned. Tom asked questions every step of the way to make certain I got the finished books that met my specific needs. I was amazed that such a comparatively small project received such care and craftsmanship, a mark of real professionalism. But the cost was far below what I would have expected for such a custom job."
-Dr. Adam Moles

 

Return Shipping:

UPS is the default carrier for Houchen Bindery LTD.  But no matter the carrier (UPS, USPS, FedEx, SpeeDee), we are very concerned about security, and that every order should arrive in good condition.  Shipping materials always involves some risk, and the owners of the materials assume that risk.

 

UPS protects every shipment against loss or damage up to $100. However, many materials sent for binding are worth considerably more than that. Like our customers, we do not wish to pay extra for transportation and handling, so we do not increase the coverage over the $100 UPS limit per box coverage due to cost.  Upon request, we can increase this insurance amount for your order, and add the additional expense to your invoice. 

 


For more information, please email Tim Benson tbenson@houchenbindery.com, or call our main office: 1-800-869-0420.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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