Looking to make a handbook, workbook, and other marketing piece to help show your customers all your products? Binding helps to make larger presentations or other large pieces of information look professional, clean and organized. There are several different binding options – the biggest factors to influence this are usually the use, budget and look you want to go for. See our list below of different binding options to see what the best fit for your project might be.
Saddle stitch works very well for smaller page booklets and is usually your most economical option. These types of projects usually have the fastest turnaround time as well. A saddle stitched book can be as few as 8 pages, and then increases in 4-page increments. Saddle stitched books will lay flat when opened and flipping through the pages. Most examples you see of saddle stitch in daily life are school workbooks, weekly magazines, or grocery flyers and often times calendars.
Usually, the most popular and luxurious of binding options. They are durable, high quality and ideal for publications with higher page counts. You can start with anything from 28 pages, and added in page increments of 2, up to 2 inches thick with pages (paper type often varies with thickness). If the spine is thick enough, many people put designs on the spines to further attract customers. The most common examples of these are soft cover books and some luxury magazines.
Plastic coil that is typical seen in reference material or workbooks. The nice thing about spiral bound is you can usually choose from different spiral coil colors, and it works great for any sized booklets. Usually there is a fairly quick turnaround time on spiral bound books as well. You can have any size page count and usually stops around 2 inches in thickness (again, paper type varies in thickness). Most examples of these books are some handbooks or company manuals.
Very similar to spiral binding, only metal wires and looped, giving it another dimension. This type of binding can start with any page count, and go up to about 1.25 inches thick usually, depending on paper type. This often costs a bit more than spiral bound books but does look more professional and lavish than spiral bound books.
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