The headband is an ornamental band that runs between the sections and the spine covering of a book. It used to have a thong core, similar to the bands on which the book was sewn, but it’s now much simpler and usually made of colored silk sewn to the book.
Headbands with a leather tab that extended beyond the spine first appeared in the 12th and 13th centuries, and the leather cover was frequently cut to cover the headbands from the middle of the 13th century to the end of the 15th century. The plaited headband is the strongest headband ever devised.
What are book head and tail bands?
Head and tail bands are the small pieces of colored twine found on the top and bottom of the spine of most hardcover books with professional quality printing and binding. Head and tail bands are strictly for ornamentation, but can be found on most hardcover books with professional quality printing and binding.
What is a headband in printing?
Endbands are a strip of colored material sewn or stitched to the text block and the boards to reinforce the binding. Modern printers use endbands primarily as a decorative feature, and they are glued to the text block.
What are the types of book binding?
What’s in a Bind? Pros and Cons of 4 Different Types of Book Binding
- CASE BINDING, also known as hardcover binding, is by far the best binding method available.
- PERFECT BINDING.
- SADDLE STITCH BINDING.
- COMB, SPIRAL BINDING.
How do you make a beginner headband?
- Fold and Press. Fold both fabric pieces lengthwise in half, right sides together, and press along the folded edge.
- Stitch the Edges Together.
- Press the Headband.
- Press the Ends.
- Make the Elastic Portion.
- Attach the Elastic.