Book headbands help to protect the pageset and add a touch of finesse to the final project.
Here are 9 different colours for your bookbinding projects, whether you are restoring old books or creating new ones. The headband colour typically matches the cover of the book.
These bands are made of starched cotton, with a full width of about 13mm, The rounded section that sits above the page set is about 2mm wide. Sold in a length of 100 cm, so if you're using it on a 20mm thick pageset, you have 50 headbands, or enough for 25 books if you put a headband at each end of the pageset,
If you're adding a ribbon as a bookmark, this is normally glued on before the headband.
black and white
red and white
pale blue and white
dark blue and white
red and yellow
yellow and white
grey and white
brown and white
purple and white
Headbands are packaged in a small cellophane bag and may need to be ironed before use to take our wrinkles and creases. The colours here may be different because of monitors and displays.