From saddle stitch to corner staple, Minuteman Press offer a variety of binding options.
Option #1 | Saddle Stitching
What is it? Saddle stitching gathers folded sheets of paper together before stapling through the centre fold from the outside. As a result, the staples are clinched between the inside pages. Saddle stitching is commonly used for printing booklets with a low page count, such as magazines, brochures, newsletters, and pamphlets. While the method usually consists of only two staples, larger books may require more.
What are the benefits? Saddle stitching is extremely cost effective but will still produce professional looking products. As we previously noted, it can be used for a variety of products, while its light weight and minimal bulk also makes it suitable for mailing.
Option #2 | Comb Binding
What is it? Comb binding uses a round plastic spine threaded through rectangular holes to hold pages together. The book’s spine resembles a hair comb (hence the name). Each “tooth” along the comb is pre-formed into a closed ring shape which opens as you turn the page; tension contained within the ring closes them back into a circular shape once the motion is complete. The result is an effective bind that allows the book to lie flat in an open position while you turn the pages. Therefore, it is very well-suited for manuals, study guides, and other reference materials that would benefit from being “hands free.”
What are the benefits? As well as its “hands free” ability, pages can be added or removed with relative ease. You can also incorporate tabbed dividers and perforated pages, should you wish. Therefore, comb binding is far more flexible and a less permanent option than other methods.
Option #3 | Wire Binding
What is it? Wire binding is a smart way of binding documents to create a professional finish. It uses two small loops of wire (metal or plastic) passed though a series punched holes to create pages that can be turned 360 degrees. As a result, this binding method is perfect for calendars or notebooks.
What are the benefits? Wire binding is extremely versatile, producing documents that can lay perfectly flat, or flipped completely in half. Much like comb binding, it is perfect for “hands free” materials. The final look is clean and uncluttered with a sturdy and durable finish to reinforce its professional quality.
Option #4 | Corner Staple Binding
What is it? One of the simplest binding methods, corner stapling lets you easily bind, share and store documents at an affordable price. It does what is says on the tin: stapling your printed documents in the top left-hand corner to join them together.
What are the benefits? Not only is it simple yet effective, corner stapling is also incredibly cheap. It is best suited for handouts, leaflets, newsletters, and documents with a limited number of pages that need to be quickly distributed.
To find out more, please get in touch with a member of our expert team. Give us a call on 01603 666087 or email firstname.lastname@example.org today!