How to Print and Bind a Book: 9 Steps (with Pictures)In this instructable I'll show you how to print and make your own hard cover book. So why make your own book? There are many books that have been published for free as a PDF for anyone to download and read. You can just print these off and read as is if you like. If you are like me though, and like to keep the books you read, or just want something better than a bunch of A4 pages stapled together, then making a book is for you. The other reason for making a book is they can be quite expensive to purchase, especially if rare or out of print.
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Making your own book can be a way to give a customized gift, or your own work, to preserve online content. An informative book can be the perfect gift especially when it has photos of old memories or a bunch of your best recipes, stories or even a set of planner pages. Even though physical copies of books can look daunting, they are the best forms of books especially when you want to keep track of the content. Once the content has been decided it can then be placed in a word document or converted to a pdf document. Once the content is picked, you need to decide on the book size, how the pages are to be structured and how the binding is to be done. Since different styles have different printing process, this step is very much necessary.
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Making your own books can be a great way to create a customized gift, or a tool to preserve online content, your own work, or anything else you want a physical copy of. It might seem a little daunting at first, but we'll guide you through the process of laying out your pages, printing, and binding. A well put together book could be the perfect handmade gift, especially if you fill it with some of your best recipes, a child's artwork, your own stories, or even just day planner pages. Even if you don't want to create a book as a gift, you might find reading your backlog of Instapaper paper articles a little overwhelming on the screen, but easier to tackle in book form. You can make your own personalized best of the year list, create your own zine, or print PDF books.
The art of book binding is an ancient craft, but actually it is not very difficult to do and with almost no practice you can get really awesome results. If you are on the lookout for fun craft projects or quick ways of making nice presents and gifts, then this could be the project for you. I know that there are other Instructables on the art of book binding but this project is meant to be a simple quick project that will give a very acceptable finish, and a book that looks like it has been professionally made, yet without the need for any special equipment. All you will need is: Some paper Minimum really is about 32 A4 or US Letter sized sheets, to make a half A4 half US Letter sized book , although smaller books can be made as can ones with more pages. You can use tracing paper, thick or thin paper and of course colored or even preprinted or written on paper.