What we do


Do you do perfect binding?

Yes we do! We offer PUR binding and have one of the only machines in NZ that can PUR bind up to A3 landscape.

Do you do section sewing?

Yes we do!  We offer manual and automatic options. Section sewing is perfect if you would like your book to open flat - ideal for record books, books with spreads and longevity.

Do you do ‘one-offs’?

Absolutely. With a dedicated team of highly skilled hand binders who specialise in bespoke hand bookbinding, we are able to create your self-published, small run or one-off project. No job is too big or small.

Can you arrange printing and binding?

Although we don’t offer printing on site, we can arrange printing with one of our trusted, expert print suppliers. We work closely with many well renowned printers in the industry, and can find the right print solution for your project.

Bookbinding Press provides a wide variety of print finishing and bookbinding work including the following services:


  • Automated and Hand Case Making
  • Hard cover case making
  • Soft cover case making
  • Bespoke hand bookbinding
  • Book Block Sewing (section sewing)
  • Singer sewing
  • PUR perfect binding
  • Creasing
  • Foiling, embossing and debossing (blocking)
  • Type set foiling
  • Automated Board Slitting
  • Guillotine Cutting & Trimming
  • Riveting
  • Drilling
  • Card Rounding
  • Magnetic closures
  • Book repair and restoration
  • Creative consulting


Bookbinding Press design and manufacture the following products:


  • Presentation Folders
  • Presentation Boxes
  • Ring Binders
  • Menu covers
  • Bill folds
  • Chicago screw folders (post-bound folders)
  • Hard Covered Books
  • Soft cover books
  • PUR books
  • Large run publications
  • Short run publications
  • Section sewn books
  • Singer sewn books
  • Photo albums
  • Guard Books
  • Cook books
  • Slip Cases
  • Proposals / tender documents
  • Account Books and Ledgers
  • Blotter pads
  • Record / log Books
  • Header Cards
  • Pockets
  • Textile Sample Banner Boards
  • Point of Sale Display Cards
  • Leather binding
  • Book repair and restoration