What Type of Print Binding Method is Right For You
There are many different methods of print binding. Each of which is more effective than others for different audiences. Bindery methods differ in the appearance, cost and the durability of each method. It is important to choose the best binding methods in printing that fits your needs. Kopytek can help you select the best bookbinding service to fit your needs.
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 cookbook.
Methods of Print Binding:
All of the different methods of print binding serve different purposes and also have advantages and disadvantages.
Below are the top methods of print binding techniques:
- Perfect Binding is a popular method of binding. Perfect binding is similar to case-bound books. Pages are glued to the cover or spine. It is popular for paperback books, magazines, and many other soft cover books.
- Spiral Binding is a single plastic piece of a 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 spiral binding method great for small and large page count books and works with almost all paper types.
- Lay-Flat Binding is just the way it sounds. The book will lie flat on a table when opened. Lay-flat binding is perfect for cookbooks and manuals. The lay-flat binding takes more time for the glue to cure and the costs are higher than some of the other methods.
- 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 comb binding method also works with most paper types.
- Wire Binding has options to be single, double, concealed and exposed. This wire binding 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.
- 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 case bookbinding method is the most costly and requires specific book page numbers and types.
- Saddle Stitching Binding 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 for saddle stitching binding.
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. Get started on your print binding project by contacting us today.