Binding Basics: Understanding Your Options

Wiro

  • Pages can be opened to a full 360 degrees
  • It can accommodate low and high page counts
  • Pages turn easily and stay put
  • Can be implemented for portrait or landscape orientation
  • Available in a variety of sizes
  • Leaves are hole punched and held together in a closed metal ring that goes over the pages
Durability and Longevity 100%
Cost Effectiveness 90%
WOW Factor 60%
Wiro Binding
Spiral Binding

Spiral

  • Often confused with wiro binding, this method encloses through the pages, instead of over
  • Can be made from plastic or metal
  • Full flexibility of turning pages
  • Portrait or landscape orientation
  • Variety of sizes
Durability and Longevity 70%
Cost Effectiveness 90%
WOW Factor 60%

Perfect

  • Professional appearance
  • Pages and cover glued together at the spine with a strong, flexible thermal glue
  • Economical to produce
  • Can accommodate hundreds of pages
  • Allows the products title or other information to be printed on the spine
Durability and Longevity 80%
Cost Effectiveness 70%
WOW Factor 80%
Perfect Bound
PUR Binding

PUR

  • A form of perfect binding, made with superior adhesive
  • Once the glue has set, it is almost impossible to tear out a page of a PUR bound product
  • Professional, elegant appearance
  • Can accommodate various amounts of pages
  • Cost effective
  • Suitable for high-usage and long-life items
  • Can create a square spin on thin books
Durability and Longevity 90%
Cost Effectiveness 60%
WOW Factor 80%

Casebound

  • Hard back and front cover
  • Strong and durable
  • Usually sewn together in sections
  • Information can be placed along spine and on both covers
  • Traditional finish
Durability and Longevity 80%
Cost Effectiveness 30%
WOW Factor 100%
Case Bound

Screw Bound

  • Can be done in various materials such as metal and plastic
  • Screws can be exposed for a unique look
  • Length of screws can range to fit the size of the product
  • Durable
  • Choice of colours available for screws
Durability and Longevity 70%
Cost Effectiveness 60%
WOW Factor 100%

Saddle Stitched

  • Printed sheets are folded to form a booklet
  • Stapled through the centre with two or more staples
  • Named ‘Saddle Stitching’ due to the machinery used
  • Clean, professional look
  • Cost effective
Durability and Longevity 70%
Cost Effectiveness 90%
WOW Factor 70%
Saddle Stitched

Thread Sewn

  • Can be produced with various colour threads
  • High quality
  • Strong binding for long-lasting results
  • Allows products to lay flat to a surface
Durability and Longevity 100%
Cost Effectiveness 50%
WOW Factor 90%

Canadian Wrap-Around

  • Standard wire bound product with a cover wrapped round the outside of the document
  • Spiral binding is not visible
  • Clean, professional look
  • Can be produced with half and full binding
  • Allows flexibility of pages within products
Durability and Longevity 100%
Cost Effectiveness 70%
WOW Factor 70%
Loose Leaf

Loose Leaf

  • One of the simplest binding methods
  • Allows for easy removal and addition of pages
  • Easy to add tabs for division and ‘throw-out’ pages
Durability and Longevity 60%
Cost Effectiveness 100%
WOW Factor 70%

Layflat

  • Soft cover binding that allows the product to lay completely flat  when opened
  • Images run seamlessly across two pages without breaks or matching issues
  • Luxury print technique
  • Product stays open
  • Exceptional for visual prints
Durability and Longevity 80%
Cost Effectiveness 30%
WOW Factor 100%
Layflat Binding
Singer Sewn (front)

Singer Sewn (Front Binding)

  • Sewn binding shown on the front cover of the product
  • Simple, unique look
  • Choice of colours of thread
  • Creates a clean finish
Durability and Longevity 80%
Cost Effectiveness 50%
WOW Factor 100%

Singer Sewn (Spine Binding)

  • Perfect for a traditional finish
  • Simple line of sewing holds collated pages together
  • Very secure
  • Clean finish with no disruption to front or back pages
  • Choice of colour of thread
Durability and Longevity 90%
Cost Effectiveness 50%
WOW Factor 100%
Loop Stitch

Loop Saddle Stitch

  • Perfect for a traditional finish
  • Simple line of sewing holds collated pages together
  • Very secure
  • Clean finish with no disruption to front or back pages
  • Choice of colour of thread
Durability and Longevity 70%
Cost Effectiveness 80%
WOW Factor 90%
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