4 Types of Binding you need to know

There are many ways to bind a book. Every type has its own unique advantages and disadvantages. Some binding methods are more durable than others, and some are more attractive. In this article, we’ve listed down the most common ones so that you can make an informed choice. You can choose the technique according to the number of pages you have and the design you are looking for.

Hard Case Binding

Hardcase binding/hardcover binding is a very popular technique among binding experts. Basically, it involves separating the inside pages into small sections and then sewing them. These sections are then glued to the spine of the cover.

Most books are done case binding which makes them easy to use, presentive, and durable. The downside of this technique can be the cost and the weight of the product.

Saddle Stich Binding

Saddle stitch/center pinning/staple binding is usually used when the number of pages is less. The printed pages are stacked neatly in the correct order and then stapled in the middle to secure them. This technique is used widely for menus, catalogs, reports, booklets, etc.

Saddle Stich Binding is cheap and has a quick turnaround time. But the downside can be the durability of the product, i.e., if the staple is not done perfectly, the chances of them falling out is high.

Perfect Binding

Perfect binding is like hard case binding except for their soft covers. In this technique, the pages are glued together to the cover page using industrial-grade adhesive. When the glue used is Polyurethane Reactive (PUR), the binding is known as PUR binding.

Perfect binding is a cheaper alternative to hard case binding but with almost the same quality. It also consumes lesser time for production and is easier to ship. The cons of this technique are the durability and the handling of the product as it won’t lie flat on the table.

Spiral Binding

Spiral binding is one of the most commonly known types of binding that doesn’t need any explanation. The inside pages and the covers (hard or soft) are held together and punched to give adjacent holes. A spiral of any color, diameter, or thickness is then inserted through them to hold the pages together.

Spiral binding is a simple and economic type of binding even though it has limitations in terms of the number of pages. It also gives you options to change the outlook of the product. Spirals like gold, silver, copper, and rose gold give a premium look to the product.

What do you think is the type of binding you are looking for now? Any of the above bindings is done in the best quality and quick turnaround time in Veesham. Contact us on 800 833 7426 to have your product printed now!

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