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Our Services

What We Offer

We offer the best custom book binding services in the Chicago area. Explore our services today to see what we have to offer! 

Closing Books

Some call them Bibles. Some call them binders. Others say hard back, leather bound, soft bound, record books, deal books or closing books.

Presentation Options

We are in the business of making you look good! We would love to explore with you the possibilities of creating all of your presentation materials.

Digital Options

We can provide you and your clients with easy access to any information you need. Each one of our PDF-based media formats are individually bookmarked to the index, and keyword searchable, making it easy to find exactly what it is you're looking for. In addition to CDs or DVDs, your digital media can also be burned to a Flash Drive or External Hard Drive for easy access, uploading or archiving.

Printing & Scanning

We are equipped with an on-site, full service digital reproduction center to copy, scan or print your documents. Not only are our prices usually comparable to those of your in-house copy center, but our service is unbeatable.

While we’re not paralegals, we are an extra set of trained eyes familiar with the documents we handle. We will thoroughly check each document against the index to make sure that everything is in the proper place. We also look for page continuity and accuracy.

Awareness of environmental sustainability is pervasive today. Yet we feel that the strongest green commitments are based on personal commitments “to do what’s right” for employees, the community and the world. We understand how every order can save trees, conserve energy and reduce airborne and water-based toxins, which is why we developed programs for the comprehensive recycling of paper, ink cartridges and dies. From recycled paper, brochures and sales materials to environmentally friendly direct mail efforts, catalogs and more we are your source for eco-friendly printing and binding services.

Mission Statement

Experienced Professionals

Our team consists of dedicated professionals who have called Art Bookbinders home many of them having 20+ years with the company. All combined with over 118 years in industry experience with 7 production teammates. We can easily say that we have a Long-Lasting Presence in this specific industry. Founded 1966, this summer will be 56 years, we continually grow to the demands of our returning customers .
Leading Differently

What Makes Us The Best In The Country

this is not just a statement but a culture.  We have employees that have retired with us, we have employees with 20+ years.  Our newest employee has 2 years with us, after that its 12 years within the company.  A combined 118 years in industry experience from 7 production employees.

Founded 1966, this summer will be 56 years.

  1. Repeating same styles for law firms’ years after year (imagine having 40 books on the shelf all made within the last 15 years and all the rule lines and text boxes line up identically, that’s what we do repeating styles that were created for a specific law firm year after year.
  2. Provide digital proofs of a project (on the cover and spine as well as the body content) to allow the client to see exactly how it will look prior to us performing the work.
  1. Traditional Leather Hard Bound
  2. Free Bound – The cover is printed and laminated as a soft cover
  3. Wonder Bound – Art Bookbinders created this style, it’s a leather wrapped spine only
  1. Smyth Sewing
  2. Side or Spine sew
  3. Double fan adhesive
  4. Meka / String Binding
  5. Perfect / PUR Binding
  6. Hard or soft covers
  1. Clam shell boxes
  2. Slip cases
  3. Custom packaging or presentation pieces.
Our uniqueness is both simple and more complex to describe.

Simply put, we are not your average bindery that focuses on one thing and one thing only: “books”. We are more than that. It’s about our people, service and product.

We bring together some of the industry’s most skillful and prolific hand craftsmen, and combine them with innovative technological advancements and forward thinkers to meet your business needs and suit your creative goals. We are really that straightforward — we are passionate about what we do, we believe in creating the best products we can, and in giving you a service unparalleled to our competition.
 

Customer Appreciation

We are humbled by the appreciation our customers have shown us over the years, as well as their referrals. Much of our success is based on listening to our customers, understanding the demands placed on you, and providing unique and practical solutions.

After half a century and three generations, we remain a family owned and operated business. We continue to be innovators in closing document binding, presentation materials and document management. Our passion continues to be phenomenal customer service translating into mutually beneficial relationships.

Some Of Our Recent Work
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Offices
451 N Claremont Ave, Chicago IL 60612
Phone Number
(312) 226-4100
Email Address
sales@abofa.com

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