Library binding and rebinding
RDW’s traditional full journal binding and reference rebinding service including conversion of paperback books to laminated hardbacks – suited to academic, national and local studies including our popular ‘Easy Bind’ journal binding option at lower cost.
Music, maps, theses, pamphlet and newspaper binding and boxing
An extensive series of binding options for the more difficult to house materials and grey literature including specialist treatments for music scores, large-scale maps, pamphlets, newsletter and brochure publications, tabloid and broadsheet newspaper binding and bespoke box making and slip case construction. We even have a dedicated print and bind online ordering facility for thesis and dissertations.www.printmythesis.co.uk
Antiquarian book repair, restoration and paper conservation
Our very well developed specialist craft side to the business providing extensive book and paper conservation, repair and restoration services to old or vulnerable paper based collections. Usually carried out by prior estimation without obligation. Accredited Conservators/Restorers – recognized by grant giving trusts and the national Heritage Lottery funders.
Encapsulation, mounting and cleaning
Careful handling of precious maps, deeds, documents with a range of preservation techniques offered including surface cleaning, mounting for added protection, acid-neutralisation and encapsulation in inert polyester films.
Free estimates and expert treatment advice
Freely available and without obligation, RDW offer our expertise to provide the best recommendations for the most appropriate solutions to long term or medium term storage problems and the likely associated costs. We use our cumulative years of experience and knowledge to keep you informed of the best way forward to preserve your collections.
Disaster recovery priority service and planning advice
RDW have considerable experience and experts permanently on standby to react should a disaster strike be it a fire, flood, smoke or heat damage, infestation, mould growth etc. We provide a priority service to registered members of our Disaster Recovery Scheme 24/7 and will help advice on developing your disaster recovery manual. To download an application form please visit the downloads section. To watch a short video about our disaster recovery scheme, please click here.
Scanning and digitisation
Aimed specifically at archival books and historic documents but not exclusive to these, our highly developed scanning and digitisation services safely capture page images and can include accurate OCR, book marking, document security, image enhancement, file compression and much more. To download our introductory service brochure visit the downloads section.
Facsimile printing reproduction
Using our state of the art digital printing processes, we are often commissioned to reproduce extra working copies or short runs from scanned image files and print and bind these as true facsimile reproduced books.
On-demand and short run book production
We have built a renowned reputation for high quality short run and on-demand production of either hard back cased editions or paperbacks and provide either a sewn or unsewn format. We can design your book layout, book jackets, provide publishing services and even help with distribution and marketing. Just ask us for more information.