Here’s a list of our standard document binding and book binding types with brief descriptions, include perfect-binding (glue binding), pad-binding, spiral coil binding, hardback binding, saddle-stitching and ring-binding.
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Saddle Stitch Binding
Saddle Stitch binding is usually used in thin comic books and news magazines. This style is suitable for both self-covered books (where the cover stock, or paper, is the same as the text), and books with separate covers. Suitable for books with 80 pages or less. The pages are joined together and are stapled in the middle to hold them together. It is the most widely used binding method because of its simplicity and economical method.
Side Stitch Binding
The Side Stitch Binding method is usually used in Note Pads, Tear-off Calendars and Reports. The pages are cut all the same size and stacked, then staples are inserted down the side of one edge of the book’s front, 2 to 3 times depending on thickness and paper weight. The result is a sturdy binding, however the book will not lie flat when opened. This binding style is generally less expressive than other styles.
Side Sewn Binding
Side sewn binding is a method of binding you might also sometimes hear referred to as: “Reinforced Library Binding”. We utilize this method for thinner cased books ranging from 3/8″ thickness or less. It is ideal for Children’s Books, Photo Books, school yearbooks and other sorts of thin cased books. This method of binding is very strong and secure. The Poly cotton fiber thread that is used to sew through the “side” of a stack of paper will last longer than the life of the paper.
Screw Post Binding
The Screw Post Binding method is usually used in hardcover books, reference books, text books and novels. This style has a cover and back similar to a hardcover book, 2 to 3 screws are used along the left to bind the cover content and spine together. A post binding method can be disassembled and pages can be added or removed.
Perfect Binding is the most common style used for binding paperback books, where a high quality, professional finish is required. With this method, the pages are adhered to either a soft or hard cover with glue.
Case Bound Binding
The Case Bound Binding style is typically used for books of more than 80 pages, which require a strong, high-quality finish. The pages of the book are collated, and then sewn together with thread. The cover is then glued to the spine of the page block. Case Bound is generally the most expensive style, so are usually only used for books that must withstand constant use.
A spiral binding consists of a continuous wire, which is coiled through evenly spaced holes that have been punched into the pages of a book. The spiral wire can be made of metal, plastic, or plastic coated metal. Plastic is available in a variety of colors, but the metal spiral has a limited color selection. When the books are open, the pages lie flat. The pages can also be folded over completely, which makes spiral binding a good choice for training manuals, cookbooks, notebooks, and calendars.
Comb Binding is the most common binding style used in North America and has been around for more than 40 years, is simple and readily available. Plastic comb binding books have the ability to open flat for easy copying and can be easily opened and closed with a comb binding machine for editing purposes. Plastic comb bindings are available in several colors and in sizes up to 2”. Comb binding is the most economical outside of Saddle Stitching. Pros: inexpensive step up from saddle stitching. Cons: not as sturdy as coil or twin loop wire binding and if your presentation is for repeated use, may not hold up long term because the teeth break off.
Plastic Grip / Velo Binding
Plastic Grip / Velo binding is a punch-and-bind system that uses a two-part binding element. First the paper is punched with a series of tiny holes. One half of the binding element consists of a plastic strip with evenly spaced plastic spikes on one side. The other half of the binding element is a plastic strip with evenly spaced holes that match the punches. The spikes are pushed through one side of the paper and then fed through the plastic strip with holes. The ends of the spikes are melted off, creating the bind. A Velobound cannot be edited without rebinding.
Rivet binding is created with plastic or metal rivets. The process requires a stack of paper to be punched once in the corner and the rivet is then inserted. This is a cost effective method method for binding up to 500 pages.
Ring binders are created with ‘O’ or ‘D’ rings and folders that are made from cardboard with a wrap around artwork; or plastic with a silk screened design. The paper to be inserted is then drilled for placement into the rings.
We recommend using ring folders for presenting large amounts of resources, which may require updating and a durable case.