Method of Binding
• Hard Cover Books – Case Bound
Case Bound is a book binding type used for hardcover books. The cover wrap can be printed paper, cloth, leather, or leather look. Case bound books usually have a dust jacket if a material is used for the cover wrap. A dust jacket is optional with the cover wrap is printed paper. Text pages are ‘Section Sewn’ with cotton with end papers being glued to both the text and book case.
• Soft Cover Books – Perfect Bound
Perfect Bound is a book binding type for soft cover books, or Paperback books. Signatures may be Notched, Burst Bound or PUR bound. Publishing Productions will offer suggestions if you do not know which is right for your book. Much depends on the page count and purpose of the book. For instance, a reference book gets a lot more wear and tear and would require either Notch Binding or PUR.
• Saddle Stitched
Saddle Stitched is a term used for simply stapling along the spine. This is suitable for low page count books or catalogues. If you have booklets to print, this is a good way to go. As a general rule paginations up to 96pp can be saddle stapled, above this Perfect Binding is generally adopted. An additional benefit of Perfect Binding is the ability to include a title on a spine.
• Wire-O Binding
Wire-O is a book binding type used for both hardcover and soft cover books. The wire may be seen on the spine, concealed completely behind the spine of a soft cover or hardcover book, or semi-concealed. It is a higher quality alternative to spiral binding. There are several options to work with when choosing this style of binding.