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Binding

PrintNinja offers several different types of binding for your project:

Saddle Stitching

Saddle Stitch Binding Print Example

Saddle-stitching is the simplest binding method, in which pages are folded and stapled together.  This type of binding is used for single issue comic books, as well as lookbooks, workbooks, booklets, and many magazines and catalogs with smaller page counts.

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Perfect Binding (Softcover)

Perfect Binding Softcover Print Example

Perfect binding is the binding method used for trade paperbacks and softcover books. Pages are folded, gathered, sewn, and then glued into a cover, forming a squared-off spine.

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Case Binding (Hardcover)

Case Binding Hardcover Print Example

Case binding is the technical term for hardcover book binding. Pages are folded, gathered, and sewn, and a ‘case’ is made by gluing and folding a printed sheet around 3 pieces of greyboard.  The pages are then glued into the case with a few extra pages called endsheets, forming an entire casebound book.

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Board Book Binding

Board Book Binding Print Example

Board books are a special type of binding often used in children’s books.  Pages are printed on thick paperboard and assembled one by one into a book block with a printed spine.

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Wire Binding

Wire Binding Print Example

In wire binding, pages are trimmed and assembled, holes are punched along one side, and wire is clamped down through those holes.  Wire binding lays completely flat and is often used for cookbooks and manuals.

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Spiral Binding

Spiral Binding Print Example

For spiral binding, pages are trimmed and assembled, holes are punched along one side of the pages, and a plastic spiral is threaded through those holes.  Spiral binding lays completely flat and is often used for cookbooks and manuals.

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