The time has come – your perfectly designed print piece is ready to be compiled into a neat package for the desired person to digest.
You’ve spent days, weeks, months working on your printed masterpiece and now it’s time to decide on the final element – the binding. Depending upon your project and style, the binding can speak volumes about the content inside. Are you looking for something quick and cost effective? Or something more elaborate that will stand up to time and handling? Take a look at some of the binding options below, then contact us to create your perfect(ly) bound piece.
A round plastic comb is inserted into the piece through holes in the spine. Allowing for 4-400 pages, this cost-effective option is available in a variety of comb sizes.
Wire-O binding consists of pre-formed wire loops that form into a C-shaped unit, then crimped to form the perfect circle. Used frequently in notebooks, wire is used instead of plastic to create a professional appearance. Wire-O bound pieces can also be opened up to a full 360 degrees, allowing the document’s pages to lie flat.
Spiral binding is another option that appears similar to a Wire-O binding, but this style uses a plastic coil that is one long piece without gaps, resulting in a durable, long-lasting binding.
Saddle stitching is one of the most popular binding styles, and is typically used for booklets, magazines, catalogs, and calendars. Sheets of paper from the project are stacked, folded in half, and then stapled along the fold line with staples. It’s usually the most cost-effective style of binding, has a fast turnaround time, is available in a wide range of sizes, and reduces bulk in your piece—which is a huge advantage when it comes time to ship.
All of your hardcover books in your library are case bound. Although case binding is often the most time-consuming and expensive, it’s perfect for books that will be handled over many years. A minimum of 60 pages are divided up into what are called “signatures.” Signatures are small page groupings that are separately bound, collected and fastened together before attaching the book’s cover.
Searching for a cost-effective, lightweight option for high page count booklets? Perfect binding is the answer. Most paperback books are perfect bound as it’s the easiest way to produce books. A perfect bound book is created by gathering the pages and gluing them along a heavier weight paper cover, creating a flat spine for the book.
Ready to get started? Whether you’re looking to saddle stitch, wire-o or just unsure where to start, our expert bindery team will ensure your printed piece has the perfect binding! Contact us today.