Binding Methods Explained
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Perfect Binding is a widely used soft cover (or “paperback”) book binding method. With this binding method, the pages and cover are glued together at the spine with a strong yet flexible glue. The cover and inner pages are then trimmed flush (“perfect”) to size.
A hardcover or hardback (also known as hardbound, and case-bound) book. This is one bound with rigid covers (typically of 2.25 micron boards covered with laminated printed paper sheet). Printed Paper Case Hardback (PPC) Square backed.
Hardcover or hardback (also known as hardbound, and case-bound) book. This is one bound with rigid covers (typically of 2.25 micron boards covered with cloth). Square backed, and Gold blocked to spine only, and jacketed.
Spiral Bound Books
A binding consisting of a cylindrical spiral plastic that is passed through a row of punched holes at the edge of a notebook or booklet, and will open completely flat on a desk and allow for 360 degree rotation of bound pages.
Wire Bound Books
Wire-O binding is a popular commercial book binding method. Documents that are bound with wire binding will open completely flat on a desk and allow for 360 degree rotation of bound pages.
Saddle Stitched Books
Saddle Stitching refers to a very popular book binding method in which folded sheets are gathered together one inside the other and then stapled through the fold line with wire staples. Available as square back as well as standard.