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Print Binding Services

Print Bindery

Print binding is the fastening together of individual sheets of paper allowing for materials like catalogs, booklets, magazines and more to be created. The binding process usually consists of gluing, stapling or punching holes and connecting pages with wire or plastic. These methods of binding make sure that each page is secured together to create a unified product.

Print binding has come a long way in the past years. Enhanced machinery now makes any option of print binding quicker and more affordable. Deciding on what type of binding option you want for your booklet or catalog print project can be tricky. That’s why we offer options with thorough details that help guide you in choosing the best option for you.

Print binding services for all your catalog and booklet needs.  
Saddle-Stitch binding. 

Saddle-Stitch

With saddle-stitch binding, pages are folded in nested order by high-speed folding machines called “folders”. Along the fold, or “spine” of the pages, 2 to 3 staples are punctured or stitched on the outside of the line that the “spine” creates to connect the individual folded pages together.

When designing a saddle-stitched catalog or booklet, it is important to remember that each sheet of paper will create 4 separate pages. For example, the cover page will be on the same sheet of paper and same side as the back cover and on the same sheet, other side, will include the inside of the front and back cover.

Benefits of Saddle-Stitch:

  • Saddle-Stitch is the most cost-effective binding method.
  • Great for direct mail campaigns and allow for cheaper bulk mailing options.
  • They stack well as their spine is flush with the overall thickness of the printed material.
  • Popular for low quantity and short run production runs.
  • Lays relatively flat making it easy to read and write in.

Perfect Bound

This type of binding method provides a flat or squared off spine and uses glue to secure the pages together. The individual inner sheets of paper are gathered together, and a glue is applied to the binding edge. A cover—usually a heavier stock—is then folded around the inside pages and secured by the glue. Although the more expensive binding option, prefect binding creates a professional feel and appearance.

With perfect bound books and catalogs the page count can be much larger as long as it is divisible by 2

Benefits of Perfect Binding:

  • More affordable than hardcover binding
  • The spine of perfect binding is flat and allows for content to be printed onto it.
  • Perfect binding can accommodate higher page counts.
  • Provides a professional appearance.
  • They stack and display extremely well.
Perfect Bound binding. 
Spiral binding 

Spiral

Spiral binding is created when single sheets of paper are stacked on top of each other. Holes are punched uniformly along the edge of each page and a long plastic, spring like coil is weaved through each hole, securing the pages together. This type of binding is perfect for creating durable and heavily used books. The spine of a spiral bound book allows for the printed material to lay flat when opened at 180 degrees and the pages can be flipped 360 degrees without any damage to the spine or pages while making it easy to read or write in.

Benefits of Spiral Binding:

  • Allows printed product to lay completely flat when opened and pages can flip entirely over.
  • Spiral binding can accommodate a wide range of paper stocks and page counts.
  • Pages can be added or removed after binding.
  • Inexpensive compared to perfect binding.
  • Can work will with index tabs.

Wire-O

Wire-o or wire binding is commonly used for more formal and professional books like reports and manuals due to its sleek metal material.

This type of binding uses a metal wire that is bent into a back-and-forth repetitive c-shape to create a wire comb like “spine”. Each end of the c-shaped components of the wire are then placed into punched holes in the stacked papers and clamped close. This type of binding, like spiral binding, allows the booklet to lay flat at 180 degrees and the pages can flip 360 degrees.

Benefits of Wire-O Binding:

  • Printed product can lay flat when opened and pages can be flipped 360 degrees.
  • They offer a professional and sophisticated look.
  • The metal spine provides a secure connection of pages that will not unbind.
  • Very professional like Perfect Binding but is more cost-effective.
Wire-O binding. 
3 hole drilled printed products. 

3 Hole Drilled

When it comes to 3 hole drilling you can create any printed material to be easily inserted into a 3-ring binder. This is a popular method for companies who switch out materials that change frequently or have a huge publication. The ability to drill holes within printed products also provides for materials to be hung, like wall calendars, for example.

Benefits of 3 Hole Drilling:

  • Can be easily inserted into 3 ring binders.
  • Allows for materials to be switched out when needed.
  • Holes can be drilled into any printed material, including saddle-stitch and perfect bound booklets.
  • Saves time and money by quickly producing precise and clean holes.

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