Booklet Binding – Catalogues are a good example of this finishing technique. Pages are folded and twin stapled, called Saddle Stitching. This is the most economical method of finishing for a catalogue. (for more details click here)
Plastic Binding – This is a good binding method for technical manuals that have a lot of pages and must lie flat. Pages can be added or removed as needed. (for more detail click here)
Wire Binding – This is one of the most popular catalogue binding methods used and also allows the pages to lie flat. (for more details click here)
Perfect Binding - It gives you the look and feel of a book and a advantage is that you can print side spine of the book. (for more details click here)
3. Cover - Card Stock
A. Gloss - If you like a shiny look then this is the choice for you.
Training Booklet - Most businesses have standard operating procedures that are documented in a staff training book designed to help new staff members integrate with the business.
Company Profile Booklet - This type of booklet can be used by the sales team when approaching new prospects and the prospect wants to learn more about the company. Typically this contains information regarding the company background, history, staff and product or services provided.
Occupational Health and Safety Books - These are very important in todays business climate with a focus on staff health and safety in the workplace. They will contain Standard Operating Procedures, Reporting Hazards and a Safety Programme.
Product Pricing Booklets - These contain a business’s products, descriptions, SKUs or product codes, and other useful information.
Special Event Booklets - This could be producing a booklet for an industry event, annual conference, promotional or publicity event.
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Perfect binding, the books are the perfect bind. Perfect bound using Pur refers to polyurethane, the type of glue used, which is much stronger and heat resistant than other paper based EVA glues.
Perfect bound books are made up of stacked pages. These are gathered into a book and the edges of the spine are ground off (or notched). When the book block is glued into a paper cover, the pur glue that attaches the sheets to the spine can flow into the notches or ground-off areas. The covers and book blocks are then trimmed flush.
Perfect bound books are square at the spine and use glue to hold the pages, like a paperback book. It gives your books a more professional feel. It can accommodate a page count up to 640 pages (320 leaves 80gsm).
PUR is strong and eco-friendly. It is a popular glue due to it's superior binding strength and eco friendliness.
Lay-flat - PUR glue is more flexible than EVA glue and provides lay flat qualities when the book is opened. It is ideal for music books and cookbooks, which are read on the desk, and two-page spread such as photo books. This lay-flat quality makes it easy to read books and extends the book life.
High Binding Strength and Durability - The binding strength is about three times stronger than the EVA glue. Coated paper or specialty stocks, which can be be a problem with EVA, are bound securely in PUR bound books. EVA glue binding strength becomes weaker over time. However, the PUR glue retains durability and flexibility in both high and low temperatures for long lasting book quality.
Another big advantage of perfect bind is that you can also have information printed on the spine.
Saddle stitch booklet catalogue is suitable for 8pp (pages) to 100pp (pages). Finished size is normally A4 or A5 when closed, although custom sizes are also available. This style of catalogue typically has a heavier weight cover (200-300gsm) and content pages (80-150gsm) however some are the same weight throughout.
Saddle stitched is two staples inserted in the spine and folded in half to form a booklet.
This is the most economical method of finishing for a catalogue.
Square Fold Saddle Stitched
This is a smart new look for full colour books. The square fold produces creased cover sheets, and face trimming to create crisp, sharp square spine booklets that can be opened flat and are easy to handle, stack and store.
Plastic Comb Binding
This binding method is good for technical manuals that have a lot of pages and must lie flat. The stack of pages comprising the book is punched with a series of holes along the binding edge through which a plastic comb is inserted.
Plastic comb binding can accommodate a page count for circle ring of 500 pages (250 leaves), oval ring of 900 pages (450 leaves). Pages can be added or removed as needed. Available in a wide range of colours.
Also known as spiral binding, plastikoil is a commonly used book binding style for creating documents, reports, presentations and proposals. Documents bound with coil can open flat on a desk or table and offer 360 degree rotation for easy note taking. The continual spiral binding gives document security and ease of use to the end user. Standard color is black but other colors are available.
Wire bound catalogue—Wire binding is one of the most popular commercial catalogue binding methods used and is known by a number of different names including twin loop wire, Wire-o, double loop wire, double-o, ring wire and wirebind. With this binding method, the punched pages go onto a "C" shaped spine and then a wire closer is used to squeeze the spine until it is round. Documents that are bound with wire binding will open completely flat on a desk and allow for 360 degree rotation of bound pages.
There are two common hole patterns used in binding documents with double loop wire. Each hole pattern has specific sizes and applications where it is best suited. Here is a quick overview of the different options.
3:1 pitch (3 holes per 25mm) Up to 120 80gsm leaves – 240 pages
The three to one pitch hole pattern is most commonly used for binding small sized documents with double loop wire. Spines for this binding style are available in sizes between 4.8mm and 14mm in diameter. Three to one pitch wires are not available in sizes larger than 14mm. The size of the holes used with this pattern simply does not allow for larger spines to be manufactured.
2:1 pitch (2 holes per inch) Up to 240 80gsm leaves – 480 pages
Although a two to one pitch hole pattern is most commonly used for binding larger sized documents it can also be used for binding smaller diameter books. Two to one pitch wire is most commonly used in sizes ranging from 15.9 mm up to 32mm. However, we can use special small sized 2:1 pitch wire for binding documents as small as 6.4mm.
This method of wire binding allows for a spine making the catalogue easy to identify when lying in a stack or in a book shelf. Wire is a traditional 3:1 and 2:1 pitch wire binding option. Available in a wide variety of colours, wire binding gives all your bound documents a classic look.
It can accommodate a page count for 3:1 wire of 240 pages (120 leaves), 2:1 wire of 480 pages (240 leaves)
Ring binder catalogues are very useful for operational manuals or any type of manual or catalogue that is going to be updated. Pages can be easily removed and replaced. Inside pockets, 2, 3, or 4 ring binders are available.
Another popular option to consider when using ring binders is tabs that are used to separate topic sections. Tabs make it easy to find the right information in a ring binder quickly.
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When combined with tabs the binding methods above produce an easy to use manual.
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