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A Beginner's Guide to the Tools and Materials for Bookbinding

This list was originally compiled for fanfiction bookbinders, but the items listed apply to bookbinding as a whole. :)

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  • 1
    Laptop
  • 2
    Microsoft Word
  • 3
    Affinity Publisher
  • 4
    Adobe InDesign
  • 5
    Adobe Acrobat
  • 6
    Laser Printer
  • 7
    Inkjet Printer
  • 8
    Ledger size cream paper
  • 9
    Paper of your choice
  • 10
    Utility knife with snap-off blades
  • 11
    Paper cutter
  • 12
    Guillotine paper cutter
  • 13
    Self healing cutting mat
  • 14
    Sharp pair of scissors
  • 15
    French paring knife
  • 16
    Whetstone
  • 17
    Cardstock, paper
  • 18
    Binder boards/ Davey boards
  • 19
    Chipboard
  • 20
    PVA glue PH neutral acid-free
  • 21
    Wheat starch adhesive
  • 22
    Silicone/rubber spatula
  • 23
    Pre-waxed thread
  • 24
    Regular sewing thread
  • 25
    Beeswax bar
  • 26
    Curved needle
  • 27
    Straight needle
  • 28
    Bookbinding kit
  • 29
    Linen tapes
  • 30
    Bone folder
  • 31
    Teflon folder
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