Everything about notebooks.
What materials used for notebooks. Books can be made of pages that are tied together, strung on strings, folded, rolled, and sewn in different ways. Today we use paper to make books but when people first started writing, there was no paper. They used whatever materials they could find around them- wood, leaves, clay, cloth, bark, metal, and animal skin. For those notebook made from wood, the wood pulp comes from softwood trees such as spruce, pine, fir, larch andhemlock, and hardwoods such as eucalyptus, popular, aspen and birch. Certain grasses and other plants can also be used for paper making but the pulp yield is poor. Cotton fibers are high durability cellulose fibers.
Paper can be made from a variety of materials, not just trees. Through the centuries, people have made paper from rice, plants, cotton and even clothes. Most of the paper in today's notebooks comes from a mixture of wood pulp and recycled paper.
Lumber yards commonly have wood that is unusable for manufacturing and other purposes. These spare wood parts are commonly grounded into wood chips where they are then placed into what are called "pulp digesters." These machines break down the wood bits using a combination of steam and powerful chemicals. The wood subsequently becomes a pulpy mass of fiber. The pulp then goes through multiple stages of cleansing, where wood resin, lining, miscellaneous bits and chemicals are removed to purify the mixture.
Another machine then takes the pulp and sprays it onto a wire screen. Wire screens can be huge, with some being 20 feet wide, and they can travel at speeds up to 60 miles per hour, being designed from mass production. The machine drains the water from the thin sheets of pulp, allowing the cellulose fibers in the pulp to dry together, forming paper. It is then heated, pressed, dried, cut and then manufactured and packaged into paper products, like notebooks.
Why notebooks are made? It was long long time ago, ancient Egyptians were the first to use paper-like materials, called "papyrus," which they made by pounding flat the woven stems of the papyrus plant. It was not long before the ancient Egyptians began gluing together papyrus sheets to form scrolls, which were the first steps toward books as you know them.
How to Bind a notebook? After the sheets are printed and dry, they are delivered to the bindery. While many large notebook printing companies have their own binderies, other smaller printers must send the printed sheets to a outside bindery. At the bindery, the flats are folded and collated into book signatures —properly folded 32- or 64-page sections—that are then bound in proper sequence. All of these functions are automated.
Notebook binding also involves sewing the signatures together, gluing the spine, and inserting lining and trimming the edges. The amount and type of binding depends on the type of book (paperback or hardback) and its size. In the final step, the book is "cased in," or enclosed in a cover.
The importance about a notebook cover.
t seems likely that a book made of paper and board also has a cover. But there are many notebooks with a cover made of cloth or PU leather. These convey a completely different ''look and feel''. They allow fine embossing and custom printing decorations. The same applies to leather covers. As with cloth (with coated and uncoated surfaces) there are also various leather products (natural leather and leather cloth). All these are available in many different colours, embossings and surfaces. In order to have a better custom printing results, we choose leather as our note book cover because it is proven to have the most vibrant color, and the printing will not be washed away or scratched away, and normally we prefer the hard type of notebook cover so that during custom printing, the notebook cover will not be in contact with the printing head.