Bookbinding Specialists & Print Finishing Experts

At Allsopp Bookbinders our expert team offers a wide range of professional bookbinding and print finishing services to the trade and individuals.

Our extensive plant includes; the latest high-speed sewing and binding machinery, good old-fashioned Singer Sewing equipment and antique brass type and finishing tools. This means we can provide almost anything in-house including delivering the whole job printed bound and packaged. So from runs of thousands of catalogues to one-off commissions, book repairs and custom case binding, we have the capacity, skills and knowledge to meet your needs.
Our Bespoke Album Company also offers a wide variety of beautiful handcrafted book products, personalised and made to order by our artisan bookbinders.

Over 100 years of Bookbinding Heritage

We’re bookbinding and finishing specialists.

We produce high-quality products – fast, efficiently and at the right price – by combining modern technology with our wealth of experience.

Our history goes back to 1901 and some of our services, such as Singer sewing binding, are now almost lost arts that you’ll struggle to find anywhere else.

Our up-to-date 28,000 sq. ft. site in Ilkeston is easily accessible from across the UK.

We bind 7.5 million books a year on average, using 1,200 miles of sewing thread and 11 tons of adhesive.

We recycle around 600 tons of paper each year – enough to produce nearly 6 million loo rolls.

Our skilled bookbinders and finishers have over 750 years of bookbinding experience between them.