Spink & Thackray is a renowned university binding and restoration specialist, providing our binding, rebinding and conservation services to top academic institutions since our foundation in 1872.

From journal and dissertation binding, to library book rebinding and the digitisation of historical academic papers, we can meet all university needs and requirements.

One of the most popular services we offer universities and university libraries is journal binding, allowing librarians to collate periodicals into beautifully bound volumes.

We offer two types of library journal binding – “periodical” and “uncollated periodical” to ensure universities can benefit from our binding services regardless of budget.

We also provide a range of options, including the material type and colour and the foil blocking and lettering used, so you can bind journals and periodicals to your own requirements.

In addition, our book and journal rebinding services allow universities and university libraries to repair books that have become damaged through use.

Our highly skilled craftsmen and craftswomen will remove the original spine, cover and binding and then rebind the book and apply a new cover.

This means the original pages can be kept or restored if need be and with a new spine, binding and cover can be read and re-read for many years to come.

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Through our MyThesis division, we also offer dissertation binding services to universities or individual students allowing them to print and bind their thesis for posterity.

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