Luminaire cloth is now available for comic
book binds! Click here for more Information.
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.
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 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
15 colors of buckram cloth available standard for you to
choose from. Other cloth materials such as imitation 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.
Follow the links to find out more about each of our excellent
binding methods. Each of these are approved Library Binding
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.
"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." -
"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!"
"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."
"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.
"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
-Dr. Adam Moles
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 contact Tom Salistean at
firstname.lastname@example.org; or call toll free 1-800-869-0420.