Your book, while printed on an inkjet printer and digital in design is far from automated in its creation. In the case of a Fine Edition Book (after design is complete) the pages will be cut down by hand from master sheets, the first side will be printed, then flipped over and printed on the second side. The printed pages will then be folded by hand, stiched by hand and glued at the spine and cut to its final size which creates a book block.
Seperately the cover is made, the board is cut by hand, glued and covered in the bookcloth you’ve selected and then the cover is stamped. After the cover is complete the book block is encased in the cover and then your book is placed in a book press for twenty-four hours to allow for all glues to dry.