It is okay to use Less Durable Binding Methods when…

November 7, 2011 · Print This Article

Different types of projects will require different approaches to binding and finishing. Some of the popular binding methods used today include coil binding, wire binding, velo binding and thermal binding. The type of binding method you choose will depend on your budget and the level of durability you need.

There are many projects that will require a sturdy binding and finishing method, such as trade publications and hardcover books. These documents will be handled frequently, which is why you need to choose a durable binding method.

Other printing projects, such as event programs, only need to last for a day. In this case, you could easily use a standard fold and staples to bind the pages together.

When less durable binding methods are okay

Some aspects that will influence a consumer’s attitude to using a less durable and more inexpensive form of binding will include the following:

  • Limited budget: If there is a limited budget to be spent on the print job, it is more important to invest in high quality paper and full colour printing than high end binding. There are many cost-effective binding methods which will still offer beautiful end results.
  • Infrequently handled materials: If the proposed print materials will not be handled frequently, like a coffee table book, then a less sturdy binding may be in order.
  • Once off print jobs: Should the print job extend to one specific purpose, such as booklets or programs for a special event or awards ceremony, then it will not be necessary to invest in durable binding methods. This will only cause your printing costs to rise and it won’t offer any benefits as the print materials will no longer have a purpose after the event

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