Binding Methods FAQ

There are a variety of binding methods we use to combine separate pages into a finished document. The type of binding may be limited by the paper size and number of pages to be bound. The images below illustrate some of our more popular binding methods. If you have questions about these or other binding methods, use Contact Us in the menu above..

Binding Illustrations

corner staple binding illustration
Corner Staple Binding
The most economical binding method, a staple is used in the corner to attached pages together.
saddle stitch binding
Saddle Stich Binding
This inexpensive method binds pages using two staples placed along a folded edge. Suitable for 100 pages or less, there is no printable spine with this option.
coil binding
Coil/ Continuous Loop Binding
A round plastic or metal coil is wound through the pages to hold them together. Pages bound this way can be opened 360 degrees and can remain flat when open. Available in black (standard ) and other colors including PMS.
GBC
This inexpensive method well uses a plastic "comb" that wraps through rectangular holes in the edge of the pages. The plastic comb also form a spine that covers the edge of the pages.
perfect binding
Perfect Binding
A paper cover wraps around the pages and glued to the spine. The cover forms the front, spine and back. Popular for paperback and softcover books, this method results in a professional appearance. Suitable for most book types and sizes.