So, you’ve worked hard on your document and you want it to look the best it can when it’s presented. One way to ensure a professional finish is to choose the correct method in which to bind your document. Below are a few binding solutions that will help you achieve this.

There are a few things to consider when deciding which type of binding method to choose.

Whether it be a Training Manual, Brochure or End of Year Report, how you bind it will determine the look, feel and effectiveness of the finished product.

Keep reading to find the perfect binding solution to ensure your message comes across professionally and worth the read.

Wire Binding

(suitable for 2 – 300 pages)

Wire Binding is widely used for Training Manuals, Calendars and Notebooks but can be used for any type of document.

A handy feature of using wire binding is it can lay flat for ease of reading and writing. It can also be folded back on itself which can be handy if your looking at a document where there isn’t a lot of room to move.

You can also include plastic sleeves and tabs to your wire bound book, making it easy to adapt  to your needs.

Plastic covers and textured cardboard backs protect your document from wear and tear and the durable wires come in a range of colours and sizes to suit your requirements.

Saddle Stitching

(suitable for 8 – 60 pages)

Mainly used for small to medium Magazines, Newsletters, Programs and Brochures, the saddle stitched book is a neat and professional way to bind.

As the pages can be viewed virtually flat, it’s easy to create double page spreads that flow seamlessly from page to page.

 

As with all of the binding methods shown here, the cover can be printed on the same stock as the inside pages or it can be printed on a thicker stock. You can also add extra finishes to a cover that really increases the ‘Wow factor’, like we did in the example pictured above.

Perfect Binding

(suitable for 32 pages & Up)

NB – minimum quantities may apply

This would have to be the most professional looking method of binding. Used to bind paperback books, catalogues, End of Year Reports and large magazines, (to name a few), it’s also the binding that will give you the most longevity out of your document, due to how it is produced.

Pages are glued together and a spine is formed where the cover wraps around the pages.
An advantage of using this method of binding is – you can include the title, author and any other information you wish on the spine for easy filing.

We hope we have uncovered a few solutions that will help you decide the best way to finish off your next project. Give us a call or pay us a visit to discuss your binding requirements or contact us for a quote.