The design is complete.
The document has been made print ready.
Now it is time to decide how you are going to put it all together.
But with so many binding options available, how do you decide which is right for your publication?
Thankfully, we have a wealth of experience in this topic and have put together a breakdown of the most popular binding methods and which one could be right for you and your next print project.
Staple-bound (or saddle-stitched) is one of the most popular and easiest forms of binding which involves folding, creasing and stapling pages together. It is most commonly used for:
Staple-bound is likely to be the perfect option for you if:
Wire bound, also known as wire-o bound or spiral, involves the insertion of a wire or pair of wire loops through holes that have been punched through the pages. For spiral-bound, the wire ends are folded to prevent the sheets from coming loose. Wire bound is commonly used for:
Choose wire bound for your document if you:
In simple terms, perfect bound is where folded pages of printed products are glued together with a cover page wrapped around and all pressed together. This process results in a booklet with a spine. This binding process is normally used for:
Perfect bound should be used if you are:
Thread sewn is a very strong binding method that is complex and quite costly, making it ideal for high-quality publications such as:
When documents go through thread sewn binding, individual pages are folded, assembled and then sewn together. It is then glued on the spine and trimmed on three sides. Thread sewn binding may be appropriate if you:
These are just a few binding options available but when you are determining the best method for your next print project, we recommend considering the following:
Our team are here to help with all your printing needs and can advise you on the perfect way to bring your project to life. Give us a call on 01522 300222 or send us an email to discuss your requirements – we’ll be happy to help.
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