Perfect Bound Books*
*Uncoated stock only - .04” to 2” thick - min. size 5.4” x 4.2” - max size 12.5” x 12.5” **8 to 80 pages
• Brausse BF750E - 28x20
Die Cutting, Foil Stamping and Embossing Machine
• Dick Moll Regal Folder Gluer - With Versa-Fold, Stacker, Hot Melt Glue, Transfer Tape
• Perfecta 92UC Programmable Cutter
• MBO - B26 SC Folder - 4+4+4
• Stahl T49.44 Folder - 4 Gates + Right Angle
• Baum 714 Folder
• Horizon Collator/Booklet Maker - With 20 Bins
• Baum ND - 5 Three Hole Drill
• Rosback Perforator / Scorer
• Horizon BQ270 Perfect Binder
• Count CS18A - Numbering / Perf / Score
• Heat Seal 215HD Shrink-Wrapper
• Spiral Punch Machine
• Spiral Coil Inserter
• Grommet Machine - KAM001
• Challenge Corner Rounder
• Sterling Digipunch
Saddle stitch is the most popular and cost effective binding method in the print industry. In this method folded sheets are gathered together one inside the other and then stapled through the fold line with wire staples. The staples pass through the folded crease from the outside and are clinched between the centermost pages. The Saddle Stitch method is most effective for binding booklets and publications with around 64 pages or less. Books with more pages may become bulky when folded and may not lie as flat as desired when Saddle Stitched.
Perfect Binding is a widely used soft cover book binding method. With this binding method, the pages and cover are glued together at the spine with a strong yet flexible thermal glue. The other three sides of the book are then trimmed as needed to give them clean "perfect" edges. They have a square, printed spine and the cover is usually made from paper or card stock that is heavier than the interior pages. There are limitations to perfect binding including paper stock, so please reach out if you have any questions.
Another popular option is spiral or coil binding where the coil is spun into the book and the ends crimped. With a little work, a crimp can be cut off to spin the coil back out to replace a page. It is very popular for calendars and workbooks as the pages can lay completely flat and the book can fold all the way back upon itself and yet still remain flat, so it provides for easy reference while taking up minimal room on a desk or table. Coils come in multiple sizes and colors to make your project unique.
Wire-O binding is another popular method for binding documents that offers a more sophisticated appearance than spiral coil binding. It is also more durable and can accommodate pages and inserts of varying thicknesses. The Wire-O binding method utilizes pre-formed pairs of wire loops that run along a C-shaped unit. These wire loops are inserted through holes that have been punched through the book's cover and pages. The loops are then crimped closer together until they form a perfect circle, thus securing the cover and pages as an assembly, yet allowing them to open freely.
Notepads are created by gluing along the edge of a stack of paper to create a pad. Usually a piece of chipboard or heavy cardstock is placed as the last sheet for stability. Notepads can be made in many shapes and sizes and make a fun and cost effective give away.