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Components
What are binding methods?

Binding is a process used to fasten or hold together a number of printed sheets. Many products are bound, such as magazines, books, reports and brochures. Binding can range from the simplest forms, for example stapling or ring binding, to fully automated processes. There's are various methods of binding to choose from depending upon the specific application. For example, aesthetic considerations, the quantity of paper to be bound and the cost are determining factors as to which process is used.

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Components
Binding methods
Saddle-wire
Applications

Brochures, weekly magazines, comics.

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Components
Binding methods
Saddle-wire stitching
Advantages

• ideal for signature feed processes (folded pages)
• printed materials can be load flat to read
• relatively inexpensive when produced commercially

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Components
Binding methods
Saddle-wire stitching
Disadvantages

• lower-quality visual appearance
• not durable as centre pages can easily fall apart

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Components
Binding methods
Saddle-wire stitching

The simplest method of binding, by stapling the pages through the fold

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Components
Binding methods
Side-wire stitching

Staples are passed through the side of the document close to the spine

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Components
Binding methods
Side-wire stitching
Applications

Many modern photocopiers can collate and staple documents, e.g. Information booklets, revision materials etc

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Components
Binding methods
Side-wire stitching
Advantages

• used when the document is too thick for saddle-wire stitching
• relatively inexpensive when produced commercially
• ideal for binding multiples of single sheets of paper without folds

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Components
Binding methods
Side-wire stitching
Disadvantages

• cannot lay printed materials flat to read as it causes damage to spine
• lower-quality visual appearance

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Components
Binding methods
Spiral and comb binding

Pages are punched through with a series of holes along the spine. A spiralling steel or plastic band is inserted through the holes to hold the sheets together

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Components
Binding methods
Spiral and comb binding
Applications

Business reports/documents

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Components
Binding methods
Spiral and comb binding
Advantages

• relatively inexpensive when produced commercially
• ideal for binding multiples of single sheets of paper without folds
• fairly good-quality visual appearance
• printed materials can be laid flat to read

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Components
Binding methods
Spiral and comb binding
Disadvantages

• not durable as document can easily fall apart or tear down perforations

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Components
Binding methods
Perfect binding

Pages are held together and fixed by the cover by means of a flexible adhesive

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Components
Binding methods
Perfect binding
Applications

Paperback books, glossy monthly magazines, catalogues

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Components
Binding methods
Perfect binding
Advantages

•better presentation and visual appeal with printable spine rather than staples
• better quality - puts all the pages or signatures together, roughens and flattens the edge, then a flexible adhesive attaches the paper cover to the spine
• glued spine provides longevity for a monthly magazine

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Components
Binding methods
Perfect binding
Disadvantages

• expensive commercial processes

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Components
Binding methods
Hard-bound or case-bound

Usually combines sewing and gluing to create the most durable method of commercial binding

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Components
Binding methods
Hard-bound or case-bound
Applications

Hardback books, quality presentations, e.g. School yearbooks

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Components
Binding methods
Hard-bound or case-bound
Advantages

• stiff board is used on the cover to protect the pages
• high quality, professional binding method
• extremely durable

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Components
Binding methods
Hard-bound or case-bound
Disadvantages

• very expensive commercial process