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Binding Services
Finishing and binding includes such tasks as trimming, collating, folding, perforating, stapling, hole punch, padding, numbering, spiral plastic comb binding, and shrinkwrapping. A variety of binding methods are available.

Binding Services
PERFECT BINDING

This form of binding glues the pages at the spine and adheres one sheet of cover stock around the front, back, and spine of the book. The spine can be printed on and because it is one uninterrupted sheet, the design on the front cover can continue to the back.

SADDLE STITCH

Staples are forced through the spine of the book with the ends folded down between the two center pages creating a “saddle stitch.” The number of pages must be a multiple of four and should not exceed 100 pages or 25 sheets. This method of binding is fast and inexpensive and offers the opportunity for a “wrap around” design on the cover.    

PLASTIC SPIRAL AND COIL BINDING

Plastic binders are available in an array of colors. The larger spiral binder will hold a maximum of 225 sheets while the coil binder will hold up to 140 sheets. Plastic spiral binding has its advantages - a book will lie flat when open, and more pages can be added after the initial printing. This method is ideal for low quantity orders.

CORNER STAPLE

This is the least expensive form of binding. A staple is placed in the upper left corner. The maximum thickness allowed is 1/2” or approximately 125 sheets.

Binding Services

HOLE PUNCH

One to five holes can be drilled along the sides, top, or bottom so the pages may be inserted into any standard notebook, clip board, or binder.

In addition to binding, Publication Services offers several other additional finishing services:

Die Cutting
Collating
Folding
Padding
Numbering
Perforating    
Scoring
Trimming
Shrinkwrap Packaging (clear plastic)
Tabbing required for mailing
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