Book Testing

When things have unexpectedly gone wrong in book production or specifications have not been met, our book testing services can help. We issue reports on the quality of bookbinding and identify the causes of problems in production.

We offer:

  • Binding assessments of adhesive bound books
  • Durability and archivability
  • Material evaluation
  • Stability problems (e.g. cover warp and waviness)
  • Advice on material selection and specification

The Smithers Pira Booktester, measuring the page pull strength of adhesive bound books, is available for sale from Mecmesin