Influence Graphics offers a wide variety of booklet binding options for booklets. Depending on the number of pages in your booklet, the size and how the booklet will be used can dictate the most appropriate binding method to be used. Booklets with many pages may not be able to be bound using saddle stitching method.
Perfect BindingPerfect binding consist of a wraparound cover typically made from heavier paper glued together at the spine with the interior pages of the book. The interior sections are rough-cut with a grinding wheel on the edge that meets the cover to make them absorb the hot glue. The other three sides are then face trimmed with a hydraulic cutter. This type of binding is similar to what you would see with a paperback book.
Saddle StitchedStapling through the centerfold, also called saddle-stitching, joins a set of double page spreads with a cover. Some magazines and comic books are examples of saddle stitched books. If the cover sheet of a saddle stitched booklet is the same as the inner pages it’s called a self-cover. If the cover is slightly heavier it’s called “plus cover” saddle stitch.
WiroDouble wire, twin loop, or Wire-O binding is a type of binding that involves the use of a “C” shaped wire spine that is squeezed into a round shape using a wire closing device. Double wire binding allows books to have smooth crossover and is available in many colors. This binding is great for annual reports, calendars, powerpoint decks, look books and reports. Wire bound books are made of individual sheets, that are punched with a row of round or square holes on the binding edge. Once punched, a front and back cover is added. The wire is then placed through the holes. Finally the wire is inserted into a “closer” which is basically a vise that crimps the wire closed and into its round shape.
SpiralSpiral binding can be the most economical form of binding. It is commonly used for booklets where it is necessary or desirable to be able to open the booklet back on itself without breaking the spine. It is also great for thick booklets as the binding can’t split open from the weight of the book. Spiral binding is made by punching holes along the entire length of the spine of the page and covers then winding a plastic coil through the holes to provide a fully flexible hinge at the spine.
“GBC”Comb binding uses a curled plastic “comb” that is fed through the punched slits to hold the sheets together. Comb binding allows a book to be assembled, disassembled and reassembled without damage to the book. It’s great for making last minute changes to your booklets. Comb supplies are typically available in a wide range of colors and diameters.