Protect your investment! Did you know that Gardner’s Book Service offers their exclusive Gardwell Binding? The Gardwell protection is a Mylar coating that is an encapsulation of the original paperback book. The glues used in this process will stand up to our “warm” Arizona temperatures. The Gardwell binding is wonderful for literature books used Libraries, Classroom Libraries and Curriculum Sets.
Cost: $5.50 per unit
In addition to cost of book. For new books only – we cannot do this process with your existing books in your classroom.
Each paperback cover is removed from the text block. The text block is then milled from 1/6” to 1/8” on the spine to remove the old adhesive, end sheets are added, and the text block is double-fan-glued using a PVA (polyvinyl acetate adhesive). A layer of stretch cloth is applied to the back of the glued text block. The original paperback cover is laminated with a .003 mil polyester film on the front and paper on the back. Stiff .059 boards are cut and a hardcover is made using the laminated paper cover as the cover material. Then with a durable Mylar film, which is mounted to the boards to make the hardcover. The text block is then cased into the cover, resulting in a durable, attractive picture cover binding that will enhance circulation.