The options for book binding and finishing

November 7, 2011 · Print This Article

If you find yourself in need of book binding and finishing, then you need to arm yourself with information about the different types of binding methods available. There are many different options for different types of books – your budget and the type of publication you’re printing will ultimately determine which book binding method you choose.

Knowing exactly what you need in terms of price, durability and presentation will help you narrow down your options for your book binding. Don’t skimp on the price of your binding, as this could have a negative impact on your sales figures.

These are some of the popular binding and finishing methods available on the market:

  • Comb binding: Comb binding involves creating small holes on the side of your pages and using a plastic cylinder with thin spikes to keep the pages together. This type of binding is often used in manuals and reports. The combs used in this binding method can be up to 5cm thick and it can sturdily bind relatively thick books.
  • Thermal binding: In recent years, thermal binding has grown to become a popular binding method as it can transform virtually any document into a professionally bound book. This is the most common book binding method for novels and books that are sold in book stores today. While it is more expensive than other binding options, this is the best choice for professional book binding.
  • Wire binding: Wire binding works well for children’s books. Choose a colourful plastic wire to add extra colour to your book. Also remember to ensure that the wire has been properly finished so that it won’t stick out at the side and potentially hurt someone.

Contact Minuteman Press Cresta for all your binding and finishing needs.

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