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Spine Tape for Bookbinding

From £8.95 Ex. VAT  (£10.74 Inc. VAT)  In stock

£0.00£241.92  In stock

Product Code: 5010

Our spine bookbinding tape is the traditional paper linson embossed single sided tape and is fully FSC approved for complete sustainability. It uses a specialised curing adhesive, Guarantape level 3, to be easy to apply and reach full strength after 24 hours.

  • FSC Approved paper tape
  • Ships globally, we fulfil large contracts worldwide, speak to use for rates now
  • Easy to apply

This strong paper tape is designed to resemble traditional cloth and glue binding, one of the oldest spine binding methods known to us, with the linson embossed pattern in the paper. It finds frequent use in sketchbooks, small notepads, report pads, chequebooks, and ticket books. The application process is straightforward: you cut the tape to the required length, wrap it around the spine, press to seal, and your bound book is ready.

The pressure-activated single sided adhesive on spine tape initially has low grab but is a strong adhesive that will then fully cure over 24 hours for a permanent bond to most papers, both coated and uncoated. Due to this curing time, some users may opt to press books overnight or apply other weighted compression for a strong bond, although this step is not essential.

We keep large stocks of spine tape in many widths and colours and can supply this in all quantities from single rolls to contract pallet loads that we ship globally. You can see stock roll and carton prices here, but if you have large ongoing needs, speak to us and see how we can help.

As the UK’s largest stockist of spine binding tape we can offer excellent contract rates nationally and globally, contact us for volume rates and custom sizes that we can cut and roll to order.

Also known as:

  • Linson tape
  • Embossed spine tape
  • Linen tape
  • Cloth binding tape
  • Bookbinding tape
  • Linen embossed tape

Typically used with:

Should I use Spine Tape on my job?

Spine tape serves as a finishing touch rather than a comprehensive binding solution. It enhances the appearance of glue-padded books and conceals staples in thicker pads, resulting in a neat and appealing spine. The embossed effect on the tape mimics the traditional glued cloth binding appearance. Taping a book is quicker than pasting and gluing a cloth binding, offering a variety of colours for creating the desired aesthetic.

If you are not sure which width will work best or you would like to see the colours, simply request free samples.

  • Four widths to choose from, 25mm, 38mm, 50mm and 75mm (the actual amount of tape visible on the front cover will be around a third of this depending on the thickness of your book)
  • You can tare this tape to your required length.
  • FSC approved paper tape
  • Any spare tape on a roll will keep for up to 12 months with full adhesion properties
  • Long-lasting and durable, once tape is applied to book the spine binding will be secure for many years, depending on usage level.
  • Apply by hand or semi-automatic machine and is repositionable for up to 3 minutes after application.
  • The permanent adhesive takes up to 24 hours to form a full bond with the paper or spine, if it doesn’t seem to be sticking when first put on try applying a bit of pressure and leaving, the adhesive will build up over the next few hours
  • Also known as Buckram embossed self adhesive tape. It is a self-wound paper backed single sided tape, coated with a pressure sensitive high tack hot melt adhesive.
  • 115gsm embossed paper with adhesive
  • 144 micron thickness
  • Dyed through kraft paper

Need to know more information, sizes or test this product? We’re on hand to answer any questions you might have and can offer advice and free samples for many of our products.

Send any questions to sales@presco.uk or you can speak to us Mon-Fri 7.30am-4.45pm on 01793 716300 for help and advice from our friendly team.

Our Delivery Rates

  • Next working day delivery to UK mainland: £11.99, or FREE on orders over £99*
  • 3 day delivery to UK mainland: £6.99 on orders under £60
  • Next working day by 1pm: £15.99
  • Next working day by 10.30am: £20.99
  • Saturday AM delivery: £33.99
  • UK offshore 24hr (Channel Islands, Isle of Wight): £24.99
  • UK offshore 48hr (Isle of Man, Scottish Highlands, Scottish Islands): £24.99

More Info & Same Day Deliveries

Delivery to UK destinations is easy and flexible, our basic guidelines are:

  1. Order by 4pm for next day delivery on all products, subject to stock. (With over 35 million finishing supplies in stock you should be safe!)
  2. Same day deliveries are offered for almost all UK mainland destinations. To arrange this simply email or call us now and we will quickly reply with a delivery rate for your location.
  3. No minimum order level.
  4. All standard delivery services are via a tracked courier, so you receive detailed updates and can fully track your parcel. We use FedEx and DPD.
  5. Small orders up to £60 value can be sent on a 3 day tracked service. If your order is urgent we always recommend a standard tracked delivery for fast next day delivery.*
  6. Pay the same flat delivery charges, no matter what weight or volume your order is.
  7. Any order over £99 online qualifies for free standard next day delivery to any UK mainland address.*

* Please note that special delivery options such as £6.99 three day delivery under £60 and free delivery over £99 are website offers only. For orders placed via phone or email, the standard £11.99 delivery charge applies to all orders under £150.

Other Destinations

Europe Delivery Options

If you are interested in delivering to Europe you can contact us for the best delivery price or visit our two European online shops by changing your country at the top of the site or in the footer. We supply almost all countries in Europe on a standard 48 hour tracked delivery service.  We have companies in France and Ireland with their own websites:

For Ireland – Go to:  ie.presco.eu  For France – go to:  fr.presco.eu

Global Delivery Services

We ship globally and welcome all international orders. We regularly ship orders to North America, Africa, Asia and Australasia – if you are interested in our products let us know and we will get you a delivery quote. Delivery costs will vary depending on your region and the goods purchased – please get in touch to find out more.

Some countries may incur additional charges or taxes depending on goods purchased. Charges may also apply for specific machines and larger bulk consignments. All sales are subject to our full terms and conditions.

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