Book Printing Binding Styles
Not sure which binding style is right for your book? Each style is explained in detail below.
Soft Cover Options:
Flexible glued binding for soft cover book covers. Perfect Binding is the binding style of choice for most paperback books. Minimum 24 Pages are needed.
Stapled at the spine fold of the book. Saddle Stitched bindings are popular for thinner poetry book, instruction manuals, periodicals, playbills and children's books.
Black Spiral Binding:
A continuous black plastic coil spun through holes along the binding edge of the spine of the book. Spiral binding is a popular binding style for 8.5 x 11 US Letter trim size books for educational materials, workbooks, operating guides and cookbooks.
Black Plastic Comb Binding:
Curved plastic teeth are inserted through holes punched along the binding edge of the spine of the book. Comb binding is popular for binding instructional manuals, medical periodicals and other educational materials.
Hard Cover Options:
Adhesive Case Wrap:
Adhesive Case Wraps are printed on 80lb Enamel stock with gloss lamination. Minimum 56 Pages are needed.
Wrap & Dust Jacket:
Adhesive Case Wraps & Dust Jackets are printed on 80lb Enamel stock with gloss lamination. Minimum 104 Pages are needed.