Today I’d like to share with you a very big book I made last month. The style chosen was German Springback. The customer requested A4 size and 4 cm of thickness of the paper. My first thought was: “oh my, this is going to be heavy!”.
The paper chosen was Fedrigoni. This was the stack of paper I used, after cutting it to A3 size to fold it.
The sheets were folded and sewn. Glue on the spine and some trimming done, it was rounded. Then I applied some backing cloth to reinforce the spine.
I finished the spine by applying a couple of bookmarks, some headbands I sew off the book and two layers of paper for further reinforcement. Then I proceeded to make a thin cover which would be the basis for the springback structure.
I applied some layers of 1.5 mm board on the spine to thicken it. On the spine, I glued four fake ribs made of leather. Then I glued two boards (a 2 mm plus a 2.5 mm) and put in on the cover, with the four sides bevelled.
The structure finished, it was time to prepare the leather. It was a huge piece of leather!
I hope you liked it and until next time :)