about us

Welcome to the home of Richmond Custom Bindery, specialists in mechanical and hand assembled book binding for the print industry in Western Canada. Our experienced team can guide your project from press sheet through final distribution.
Visit our gallery for examples of unique projects and great ideas that really work.

In addition to information about the bindery and its capabilities, you will also find guidelines for binding several popular styles. Subscribe to our email newsletter and receive information on new products,

Incorporated in 1988, Richmond Custom Bindery has enjoyed long standing relationships with a broad spectrum of printers, some of whom are consistently judged among the best in the country. We recently added support services to assist our clients who have FSC designated products and upgraded our security to comply with their CTPAT specifications. From one hand-crafted oversize display book to 80,000 calendars, we take care of the details and promise you an excellent product delivered on time.

creative solutions

We take a lot of pride in our innovations to meet the growing demand for creative alternatives. From researching new products to designing systems capable of producing the unique efficiently, we love a challenge. Contact us for your next project to plan cost effective bindery production and
receive working samples. Looking for ideas? Drop by and check out our collection of samples showing a variety of style and stock combinations or scroll through our gallery.

Tweaking the commonplace . . .
First to introduce "perfect stitching"combining coloured stitching wire with a squared off spine. This produces a booklet with the appearance of perfect binding and the security of a stitched spine. Use coloured stitches to camouflage or accent. Booklets look sharper, pack better and you can even print on the spine.
Send your press sheets for cutting, booklet-making and perfect stitching, or saddle-stitched booklets for spine compression only.

. . . supplying the tools . . .

We provide our clients with a set of mini books showing different styles of wire-O binding. These are blank, demonstrating the merits of each style without the distraction of print.
And when you need a working sample for a project using actual size and stock, we can usually provide one within 24 hours.

. . . and pushing the envelope.

"Clik" binding allows for easy replacement of sheets in a bound book. With many of the attributes of wire-O and plastic spiral, this may well be the missing link between permanently bound books and 3 ring binders. Click here to watch our video on youtube.