The Art of Making a Book, Short Film/Bookbinding Documentary

A fantastically filmed short video (3:40) on the methods of making a traditional book from setting the printing plates to adding the leather covering.

One of the best short video documentaries I’ve seen on bookbinding, well worth a watch.

A simple overview of the bookbinding process

Setting the typeset at the printers into words and lines. Plates are inked and prepared for the printing process.

Paper sheets are then pressed on the inked type.