Perfect Binding is a widely popular soft-cover book binding method because of its professional appearance. Perfect binding is commonly used for books, annual and corporate reports, manuals, catalogs and thicker product brochures.
The primary benefits of Perfect Bound books are that they have a very high visual appeal and professional appearance.
They’re economical to produce, can accommodate hundreds of pages up to one and a half inches thick, and they stack and display extremely well. Also, in most cases, the square spinal edge formed by the perfect binding method allows for the book’s title or other information to be printed on the spine.
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An alternative to the traditional wrap around cover of perfect binding is Tape Binding. Tape Binding is an affordable way to perfect bind books using book tape on the spine when the books covers are the same size as the text pages. These books do not use the traditional wrap-around covers, and don’t allow for printing on the spine but are still perfect-bound.
Coil binding, also known as spiral binding, is a commonly used book binding style and can be used across multiple document types. Documents bound with coil bindings can open flat on a desk or table and offer 360 degree rotation for easy note taking. This binding style is durable and is often used for documents that gets heavy use. The coils are available in many colors.
Twin Loop Binding
Also known as twin-loop, double wire, duo-wire, or wire-o binding wires. Twin Loop Wire Binding is a great way to secure and finish your documents with fashion. It’s ideal for presentations, reports and any other document that needs a more sophisticated appearance. Polished and professional, you’ll be proud of the impressive finish twin loop wire binding gives your document. The twin loops are available in many colors.
Comb binding – sometimes referred to as cerlox or surelox binding, plastic comb, or spiral binding is one of many ways to bind pages together into a book or manual. Comb Binding is a sleek way to finish your documents and offers an attractive, high-quality option for many document types such as business plans, corporate minutes, financial statements, user guides, white papers, research papers, and instruction manuals.
With this bind, the book lies flat but cannot be opened 360 degrees. For a book that can be opened such that the covers touch, a spine that does not have an obstructive body, such as a coil binding, is a better option.
3-Ring Binding provides flexibility and a professional look to impress your audience. Available in various ring sizes, styles, and colors, and storing anywhere from a few sheets to more than 1000. 3-Ring Binders also allow for inserting covers and separating pages with tabs. 3-ring binders are great for training manuals, workshops and presentations where users might need to add more materials on their own. Need to be able to add or take pages in and out of your document? A 3-ring binder may be exactly what you need.
Send us your 3-ring binders and your document files and we’ll print the text pages, tabs, and covers and take care of assembling and kitting the documents for you.
Saddle Stitch Binding
Saddle Stitch Binding, sometimes called booklet making, is a great finishing option for your documents. In addition, Saddle-Stitched binding is among the easiest and most common methods to finish booklets. The Saddle Stitch method is most effective for binding booklets and publications with 64 pages or less. Books and other documents that are commonly Saddle Stitched include programs, wall calendars, booklets, newsletters, pamphlets, direct mailers, comic books, thinner magazines and catalogs.
Why is it called Saddle Stitching? Well, actually, we’re just stapling sheets of paper together but in the printing industry we call that Stitching. However, to staple or stitch the sheets together, we collate the sheets over a Saddle-like device during the stapling/stitching process, hence the name Saddle Stitching.
Keep it clean, simple and cost effective with stapled binding. Quality stapling is a strong and cost-efficient solution for large quantities of documents such as reports, newsletters, or handouts that don’t need full-spine binding. Documents are typically stapled in the upper left corner or two or three times along the left edge of the document.
Acco Steel Prong Fasteners
Keep documents and file folders secured and tidy with Acco economy steel prong fasteners. Whether you’re working with thick sheets of construction paper, standard printer paper or delicate handmade pages, these durable, smooth fasteners can handle a wide range of paper types. The lightweight metal sports a tin finish that gives your fastened documents a professional look, and the edges are coined for safety.
These base fasteners are for use with a compressor that fits neatly over the base to hold loose papers and folders. The fasteners bind your documents without the use of staples, allowing you to keep your papers free of small punctures or tears.
Hard Cover Book Binding
The covers on our hard cover books are made with binder’s board that is covered with either a printed cover wrap, cloth, faux (imitation) leather material, or a dust jacket.
With this binding method, the text pages are glued together at the spine to create a “text block.” End leaves that hold the text block to the inside of the cover casing are applied to the binding edge of the text block. The cover is created separately and then glued to the end leaves and text block, creating a book that will last for years. Great for trade books, recipe books, photo books, business books, coffee table books, and many other types.