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What Type of Print Binding is Right For You

August 3, 2017 | Kopytek

There are many different methods of print binding. Each of which is more effective than others for different audiences.


What is print binding?

Print binding involves the fastening of individual sheets together. It allows books and other print pieces to lay flat unlike other types of binding. This helps make the book fully functional such as a cook book.


Methods of Print Binding

All of the different methods of print binding serve different purposes and also have advantages and disadvantages.


Spiral Binding

is a single plastic piece of coil that is a full circle through the punch-holes on the edge of the pages. These coils do not bend or lose their shape and are available in a number of colors. This coil binding method great for small and large page count books and works with almost all paper types.


The comb binding

method uses plastic spines that are c-shaped to bind the pages together. The spine can often be imprinted with a title. This method also works with most paper types.


Wire binding

has options to be single, double, concealed and exposed. This method uses pieces of wire to bind pages together and is available in a wide variety of colors. The advantage to this method is that it is more sturdy than plastic binding and also aligns the facing pages more effectively.


Post binding

is often the most overlooked method. It uses screw posts to thread documents and pages to produce a beautiful result. Post binding can be used for all books sizes.


The case binding method

also known as hardcover binding, gets its name because the books or pages are constructed using a hard outside case for the perfect bound. This method is the most costly and requires specific book page numbers and types.

Lastly, the most familiar binding method is Saddle Stitching. With this, the pages are folded together on one side and then stapled at the fold line on the other side. Books with 60 pages or less typically work best.


Print Binding Can Help

Kopytek can help you choose the best bindery solution for any bound printed material you want to produce. Our in-house graphic designers can work together with our print staff to ensure that your piece is properly designed for the binding you choose and that the graphics and text are just as professional as the print job itself.


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