BOOK PRINTING COMPANY BINDING METHODS

At the Book Printing Company we offer four binding options: perfect bound, saddle stitched, wire-o, and plastic comb. At this stage due to the high costs involved, we do not offer Case Binding.

PERFECT BINDING

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

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

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.