Binding

We offer a range of binding options ideal for your next catalog, magazine, or booklet. We offer everything from a simple stapled binding all the way to hardback book binding. You're sure to find something to suit your style and budget in our range of options.

Saddle stitched (stapled)

Saddle stitching is one of our most popular binding methods. It is ideal for comic books, short catalogs, and other low page count products. The folded sheets of the booklet or magazine are gathered together, one inside the other, and then attached through the fold line with wire staples. This is why saddle stitched is also known as staple bound.

This is the most affordable type of binding available. However, once your booklet reaches a higher page count, perfect binding is recommended instead.

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Important page setup information

Area Measurement
Bleed 0.125"
Quiet area (binding edge) 0.25"
Quiet area (other edges) 0.25"
Staple bound booklet

Perfect bound (PUR)

Perfect binding is widely used for soft cover books and magazines over a certain thickness (around 68 pages, depending on the weight of the paper). In perfect binding, the pages and cover are glued together at the spine.

If you choose perfect binding, you have the option of printing a spine. The spine depth is calculated and displayed in the shopping cart. If you don’t choose to upload a print file for the spine, it will be left blank.

Our method of Perfect Binding is known as PUR, which is newer and stronger than standard Perfect Binding. The difference is in the adhesive – Perfect Binding uses Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA), whereas PUR uses Polyurethane Reactive (PUR), which is significantly more resistant to pulling.

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Important page setup information

Area Measurement
Bleed 0.125"
Quiet area (binding edge) 0.5"
Quiet area (other edges) 0.25"
Booklets with PUR binding

Wiro bound

Wiro binding uses coated metal wires to bind the document together. It’s a popular binding option for both business reports and academic papers.

The fact that the document will lie flat when open makes wiro bound products the ideal choice for instruction manuals or recipe books.

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Important page setup information

Area Measurement
Bleed 0.125"
Quiet area (binding edge) 0.8"
Quiet area (other edges) 0.25"
Wiro bound booklet

Hardcover (case bound)

Hardcover (also known case bound) is the binding method used to create durable books with a higher page count. The cover is non-flexible and supported by a backboard, making it incredibly sturdy.

When ordering a case bound hardcover book, be aware that the artwork setup is different from our other products. Most covers require four pages (front, inside front, back, and inside back). Hardcover books only require two - front and back.

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Important page setup information

Interior pages
Area Measurement
Bleed 0.125"
Quiet area (binding edge) 0.5"
Quiet area (other edges) 0.25"
Cover
Area Measurement
Bleed 0.8"
Quiet area (binding edge) 0.5"
Quiet area (other edges) 0.25"
Case bound book
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