There are numerous options when it comes to how to bind your materials.  Luckily for you, Classic Graphx offers a full range of binding options, and more importantly has the knowledge of which binding option is right for your project!  We’ve put together this handy illustrated guide to help better inform our customers of their many choices of binding.

Wire Binding

Circular holes are punched on the bound side of document and threaded by a wire comb which is clamped down. Wire bound books lay completely flat and can be opened 360 degrees. The binding edge can take up to 1cm so design accordingly as not to obscure any content. Uses: presentations, manuals, cookbooks, journals, customized notebooks, etc.

 

Spiral/Coil Binding

Circular holes are punched on the bound side of document and threaded by a plastic coil which is crimped on the ends. Spiral bound books lay completely flat and can be opened 360 degrees. The binding edge can take up to 1cm so design accordingly as not to obscure any content. Uses: cookbooks, manuals, etc.

 

Saddle Stitch (stapled) Binding

Comes from the times when books were sewn. Document is folded in half and stitched along the documents spine. Saddle stitched booklets open completely flat and images can extend across two page spreads. Uses: annual reports, programs, magazines, workbooks, small page count catalogs, etc.

 

Tape binding

Adhesive tape is wrapped around the spine to hold the cover and inside pages in place. Tape binding is a great affordable, though not as durable, alternative to perfect binding. The binding edge can take up to 3/4” so design accordingly as not to obscure any content.

 

Velo binding

A velo bound book is fastened by a strip of plastic with rigid tines that insert into a corresponding strip. A VeloBind machine is used to trim the excess tine of the bottom and melt the tips to seal the bind. Velo binding is a common choice for law offices/documents. The binding edge can take up to 1cm so design accordingly as not to obscure any content.

Comb Binding

Rectangular holes are punched along the bound side of document and threaded by a round plastic plastic spine. Comb bound books lay completely flat but cannot be opened 360 degrees due to the obstructive spine. The binding edge can take up to 1cm so design accordingly as not to obscure any content.

Screw Post Binding

3 holes are drilled on the bound side of document and binding screw posts are inserted through the holes. Each individual screw post consists of a barrel post and a cap screw which are used to tighten the book and keep the pages in place. Common uses: swatch books, photo albums, manuscripts, blueprints, etc. This can easily have pages inserted or removed. The binding edge can take up to 1/2” so design accordingly as not to obscure any content.

Perfect Binding

Pages in a perfect bound book are adhered to the spine of a documents wrap-around paperboard cover. Perfect binding is not a cost effective option for short runs; a quicker and affordable alternative would be to tape bind your document.

3 Hole drill

Go to option for 3 ring binders.

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