|Binding - Which is best?|
The short answer is that non of the binding methods is better than any of the others. Why? Different types of binding are more suited to different types of books.
For example it would not make much economic sense to use hard cover binding on a letterbox drop booklet but both types are suitable for certain types of books. Small booklets of the sort usually found in letterbox drops are more suited to Saddle stitching (folding & stapling) and there is a huge cost difference and the letterbox material is more likely to be recycled quickly.
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As a digital printing and publishing specialist, bookprinting.co.nz has the versatility and expertise to create your dreambook - even if you only need a few. No book binding job is too big or too small at bookprinting.co.nz, and we specialize in small runs and first editions. Wondering about the best method for your book binding? We can help! Some of our options include:
Perfect Book Binding
Great for training manuals, sports programs, novels and any thick paperback or hardback. Perfect book binding is accomplished with digitally printed pages clamped in a vise-like structure. These pages are drawn across a blade that carves notches in the bound edge. This “roughed up" spine is passed over a hot melt glue dispenser. Glue adheres to the edges and works its way into the notches. After the glue is applied to the spine, the whole assembly is forced into what will become the wrap aroundcover. Completing the book binding, the cover is folded around the “book block”, glued and folded up the front and back of the book. This form of book binding is preferred as the standard for paperbacks as well as the beginning of a cloth covered high-end hard bound book.
Coil Book Binding
Coil binding is a colorful and versatile type of book binding chosen for its ability to fold completely overon itself or lay flat for easy working. The new materials today are plastic and metal and vary in size from ¼ inch to several inches. and can be made to have a very stiff cover and back with a glossy UV cured plastic coating or a traditional Acetate clear front cover and blue or black vinyl back that has been in use for decades. bookprinting.co.nz has automated equipment for the punching of paper and the insertion of the coils to make your book binding experience quick and trouble free. Order your book binding project online or have us do the book printing and binding as a turnkey project.
Saddle Stitched Book Binding
Saddle stitching is a great book binding option for menus, pamphlets, or short books and magazines. Quick and inexpensive, it is as simple as 2 staples, a fold and a trim. However, it takes an experienced book binding company like bookprinting.co.nz to pay attention to details in your digital printing file... like “creep”. “Creep” is the tendency of the middle pages in a saddle stitched book to have their edges protrude from the folded book more and more and more as they approach the center of the bound book. When these pages are trimmed to have a uniform edge, sometimes the middle pages have information trimmed off. bookprinting.co.nz manages this with special book binding anti-creep software that gently nudges the print away from the cutting edge as it approaches the middle of the book.
Hardback or Case Binding
Saddle stitch Binding
Wire Coil Binding