The process of assembling and securing written or printed pages within a cover.
Perfect Binding: The book’s pages and cover are glued together at the spine with strong yet flexible glue. The cover is typically made from paper stock that is heavier than the interior pages. In addition to the well know paperback format, perfect binding is also used for manuals, catalogs and even some high brochures.
Saddle Stitching: Constructed from folded sheets that are held together by staples driven through the crease of the fold. Typically used for programs, calendars, booklets, newsletters, etc.
Spiral Binding: The advantage to spiral is that the book can be opened fully and lay flat on a desk or table. Plastic coil is inserted through small holes that run along the spinal edge of the book’s cover and pages.
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