At the Book Printing Company we offer five book binding options:
- Case or Hard Cover Binding
- Perfect Binding
- Saddle Stitching
- Plastic comb Binding
For Case binding and Perfect binding we require a minimum number of pages to achieve a quality binding job, the following minimum number of internal pages are required, for the stocks offered in our calculators. If you have a page count less than required with your desired stock, a thicker stock can be utilised or an alternative binding method must be used.
80gsm uncoated no less than 54 pages (27 Sheets of paper)
90gsm uncoated no less than 46 pages (23 Sheets of paper)
100gsm uncoated no less than 41 pages (21 Sheets of paper)
120gsm uncoated no less than 34 pages (17 Sheets of paper)
115gsm coated no less than 50 pages (25 Sheets of paper)
128gsm coated no less than 44 pages (22 Sheets of paper)
150gsm coated no less than 36 pages (18 Sheets of paper)
170gsm coated no less than 32 pages (16 Sheets of paper)
80gsm Revive no less than 42 pages (21 Sheets of paper)
100gsm Revive no less than 38 pages (19 Sheets of paper)
135gsm Revive no less than 28 pages (14 Sheets of paper)
With Case or hard cover book binding, the process involves the gluing or stitching together of the book’s internal pages and the creation of a hard or book case which is then attached to the book block and secured with end papers. Case binding is suitable for Trade paperbacks which includes fiction novels, Non Fiction Novels, Childrens books, Family History, Cook Books, Magazines, Annual Reports and Technical or Training manuals.
Case binding has a number of requirements to ensure that your finished book looks professional.
With perfect bound bookbinding, the process involves the gluing together of the book’s pages and cover along the spine with a PUR adhesive. PUR binding is suitable for Trade paperbacks which includes fiction novels, Non Fiction Novels, Childrens books, Family History, Cook Books, Magazines, Annual Reports and Technical or Training manuals.
Perfect binding has a number of requirements to ensure that your finished book looks professional.
Saddle stitching is one of the cheapest binding options for books and magazines under 48 pages. You can print the cover on the same paper as the rest of the booklet or the cover can be printed on heavier stock if you prefer. Saddle stitching is suitable for brochures, booklets and newsletters. Please keep in mind when designing your books for saddle stitching that you consider the following;
- Page counts must be in increments of four pages
- When the book is folded in half and stitched on the spine the pages at the centre of the document will stick out further than the cover / external pages. To tidy up the book the front edge is trimmed off which is called a forage trim. Be mindful that when the book is trimmed, components such as page numbers, images and text could be trimmed off if this is not taken into consideration when you are designing the document
Wire binding is a commercial book binding method which allows a document to open completely flat on a desk and has a 360 degree rotation of bound pages. Wiro binding is suitable for Corporate reports, Cook books and text books.