Bindery Options For Online Printing

Booklets and catalogs often need a big boost from their binding in order to be functional in the real world. Many people don’t fully realize all of their options when it comes to bindery services for booklet printing. You’ve seen a number of different tactics used anywhere from schools to financial institutions and even baseball diamonds for bookkeeping. You can be discreet about it or you can come right out and yell all about your type of binds. Whatever it is that works best for you, your online printer can generally carry it out with relative ease.

The first and perhaps most common of all booklet bindings is stitching. This is a method that allows your pieces to be held together by a neat set of staples. Typically they are referred to as side-stitching or saddle-stitching with each denoting a separate technique. With the side option, the stapling is pushed from the front of your booklets to the backside in which you can clearly see each one when facing the front cover. Saddle-stitching is utilizes the crease of your folds to give it a more discreet look. This is among the most popular as it has the ability to “hide” the staples alongside, that is, to make them not readily visible unless you looked at the binding straight on.

Ring binders are another method of keeping your pages in line with one another. This is a much more visible option (and is sometimes referred to as a spiral or notebook binder.) When it comes to more informal pieces of marketing, such as the kind found in automotive shops, some textbooks (i.e. The AP Stylebook) and others, this could be a more frugal option that lacks slightly in durability but increases in functionality as the pages are allowed to lay completely flat on top of one another. This is an ideal option for those who regularly update their material with fresh pages (i.e. receipt booklets, instruction manuals.)

A similar cousin to the ring binding, coil binders also allow page-on-page flatness. You typically see this with your standard school notebooks. The downside is that the coils can sometimes come undone, leading to dilapidated booklet printing down the road. But this also makes it ideal for tearing out pages of homework or a quick scrap of paper to jot down some notes for a friend.

Perfect binding is also available and is generally reserved for thick texts. This is the kind that generally looks as if the pages are stuck at a perpendicular angle to the binding. This method involves glue and can take longer to assemble and cost you more when it comes to your final tally. However, it looks the nicest and most professional of all. Some magazines also incorporate this tactic, but it’s the booklets for your business that depend on the type you will ultimately need for your purposes.