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Coptic Bookbinding Kit


Treat someone to a Coptic Bookbinding Kit – there’s enough materials to make 2 A5 books.


Coptic Bookbinding Kit

Coptic Bookbinding Kit. Get your decorative bookbinding career off to a great start with this Coptic Binding Kit.

Coptic Binding is a more intricate decorative binding than Japanese binding, which allows you to open out the book completely flat – very useful for sketchbooks. Perfect for your favourite recipes, hand written poems, or sketches.

You can learn more about the history of this technique here.

You will find everything you need to make 2x A5 books in the kit. The kit includes:

  • Paper (Book block): 100% recycled, 100gsm paper. 48x A4 sheets
  • Greyboard: 4x A5 sheets
  • Decorative paper: 4 sheets cut to size*
  • End sheets: 4x A5 sheets
  • Awl
  • Bone folder
  • Swann-Morton craft knife inc. 2 blades
  • Curved bookbinding needles x2
  • Waxed thread of one colour x6m
  • 125ml pot of adhesive – 50/50 PVA and wheat starch
  • Double ended glue spreader
  • Instructions

* Decorative paper is randomly selected from our handmade gift wrap and supplied with a contrasting thread. If you would like to select your own paper look at the paper here and the thread here and let us know in the notes section of your order.

Order a kit with online workshop here

More Bookbinding Equipment can be found here


  • Overseas Shipping With regret we are unable to ship glue and scalpel blades overseas because of customs restrictions. If you are based abroad and would like a kit please select the overseas option when ordering. The scalpel and glue are replaced with extra decorative papers and waxed thread to the same value. We recommend PVA which may be known as white glue in the US and Canada as an alternative adhesive.
  • Items are shipped within 1–2 business days after payment has been received.


Every purchase you make helps to support The Smallprint Company, so thanks for shopping with us!

About The Smallprint Co.

Hannah and Chris have brought their passion for print to the high street with their boutique studio close to the centre of Derby and its famous Cathedral Quarter. The team prints letterpress commissions for private clients and small businesses, facilitates workshops both on and off site, and produces a range of popular greetings cards and stationery for retail. A gallery is situated to the front of the studio which showcases work by both printmakers and their workshop attendees. They welcome volunteers to the studio to help with cataloguing their expanding collection of type too, so get in touch if you fancy getting your hands inky!

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