Choosing the Right Binding for YOUR Print Project
The Importance of Binding
When your book has the correct binding, it can last longer and be more durable. Whether it's a textbook, pamphlet or soft cover book, there is an appropriate binding for each of your custom print projects. With several processes involved like cutting, folding, gluing, hole punching, stapling, and more, you'll want to use a professional printing company to take care of this.
A saddle stitch binding is a great method when you want to create booklets, notebooks, workbooks, catalogs, promotional books, event programs, coloring books, and other publications. When you want to achieve a professional look, without a lot of expense this is a great choice. For a saddle binding, you can have as few as 8 pages or as many as 48, and you can only use this binding on portrait oriented publications. We recommend letting our team set up the print file for you, but if you will be doing the layout, you'll want to allow a 1/2" margin on the binding edge of every page, and, at least, a 1/4" on the top, bottom and outside edges.
Plastic Spiral Binding
This is also known as soft cover binding, and it's a professional and economical binding method. It's a popular choice for anyone who is publishing a book at the Lake of the Ozarks because of the finished look. With this type of binding, we apply an adhesive to the spine side of the pages, and the cover is wrapped around. After the adhesive is dry, the book is trimmed on three sides leaving you with a beautiful, yet functional presentation. The minimum number of pages for perfect binding is 24, and the maximum number of pages is 900. Because of all of the steps involved in printing and binding, we recommend that you give us a call and we'll help you with the layout of your print piece. Your cover is generally made out of a professional cardstock, and can be UV or aqueous coated.
The right binding will help guarantee the long term life of your print project. Our team at Lake Printing would be glad to answer your questions and help you choose the correct binding for any of your print products. Along with bindings, we can also help you match the right paper types and finishes to your print piece. Let the best print company at the Lake of the Ozarks assist you in creating an exceptional print product. Give us a call today for a quote!