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Binding

The pieces are all in place: the body pages are folded into a book block and the cover page has had its finish applied. We’re finally ready to enter the binding process.

Depending on the binding method chosen, binding can be as simple as adding a couple of staples, or it can be a complex process involving sewing machines, gluing machines, hardcover cases, and more. Here are the three most popular binding methods:

Saddle-Stitched (Stapled)
Perfect (Softcover)
Casebound (Hardcover)

There are also other methods of binding such as spiral binding, wire binding, and a special process for board books. For more information on these less common binding types visit our advanced concepts section.