Bookbinding out of the box

Printed tutorial: Pianel binding OUT OF STOCK


Temporarily out of stock

Learn how to make a Pianel® binding: a bookbinding structure that uses the piano hinge as a main structural and visual feature.

Pianel® has a very reduced look with all the unsightly elements of the piano hinge tucked away in a neat, nifty construction, leaving only two clean vertical lines on the outside separating the spine and boards. Shiny dots of polished brass rods complete the head and tail. The process behind the result is simple but requires a lot of precision and planning. A highly rewarding project, packed with many tricks of the trade.


  • Level: challenging / please note that basic operations like sewing and gluing up spine are not described in detail (not suitable for complete beginners)
  • Two languages : French and English

  • 56 pages, full colour inkjet printing

  • This project requires basic tools but no heavy equipment such as guillotines etc.
  • A material pack is available for this project at a discounted rate if bought together with the book. Select pianel + materials

  • Useful tools and materials for this project available from us: squareneedle holder, sanding block, glue roller40mm brush

Check out below the video of the live Pianel launch on Instragram recorded on 15.11.2020. Ben talks about the Pianel and demonstrates some of our products.


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