How a book is bound depends on four
variables: size, intended use, expected life and price. Each method offers a
different mix of aesthetics, performance, convenience and cost.
Here are the most popular methods on our bindery menu:
With saddle stitching, staples are driven by a machine
through the crease of the spine, allowing the page to lie nearly flat. Many
publications are held together this way, but there is a limit to the number of
pages that can be effectively bound with this method.
Side and corner stitching are the most economical binding methods.
Side stitching puts staples through an entire stack of sheets near the edge. The result is a strong bind, but the pages do not lie flat and some margin area is used up by the staples.
Corner stitching is a convenient way to bind documents for short-term use, such as reports and trade show materials.
Books and technical manuals that must lie flat when
open can be bound with wire or plastic shaped into a spiral or comb.
Combs have the greatest thickness capacity. We use combs up to two inches thick.
Double loop wiring is very durable and allows books to lie open and double over.
Both comb and wire styles are very economical for extremely short runs.
Perfect binding is an affordable and
attractive binding method for paperback books. Wraparound paper covers, glued
to the spines, provide longevity benefits for books of at least 1 / 8
minimum thickness, but no more than 2- 3 / 8 maximum
Tape binding tries to simulate perfect binding. It is economical for ultra-short runs and can be done inline on the Docutech. However, this style lacks aesthetic appeal.
TechTopics No. 2 provides an in-depth discussion of perfect binding.
Call or fax us for a copy. Or you can review an online version.
Looseleaf binding offers the advantage that pages can
easily be added or removed to allow for updates. Ring binders are available in
a variety of sizes and styles.
For more details about book binding and finishing techniques, call the company that can meet all your on-demand printing needs.
(630) 690-2000 Fax (630) 690-8182
Our readers tour of our digital printing plant continues with a stop in the bindery and finishing department. Coprescos Docutechs perform a variety of simple inline finishing operations, but more complex tasks are handled in our bindery. The bindery team adds touches of class to make your publications look their best. Our lead story discusses the departments extensive services.
|Our Bindery Team: (l. to r.) Manuel Duran, Rosalba Ortiz, Lorena Rameriz, Ed Pisarek, Araceli Figueroa and Jerry Province.|
Copresco has been named one of the top digital color
printers in the nation by Printing Impressions magazine.
We ranked 19th on the trade magazines Top 50 list of international digital printers a testament to our success in bringing you the same high volume and fast turnaround color work as our black and white services.
Our latest TechTopics discusses the basics of
ISO (International Standards Organization) paper standards that are used
everywhere in the world, except the United States and Canada.
Its must reading for anyone who designs or produces printed materials for international use.
Easy-to-follow comparison charts of ISO standard paper sizes are included in the No. 11 TechTopics.
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