The binding of your product has a huge impact on your presentation thereof as this is the first impression that your product will give.
There are a number of different binding types available to choose from such as:
Perfect binding: Perfect binding is a type of glue binding that is often used for pad and book printing. The process uses hot glue to bind the pages together. A stack of paper is slid through the perfect binding machine on rollers. The spine is then coated with hot glue and cooled by pans. Finally, the cover is wrapped around the spine.
One of the simplest binding techniques. It is also the most widely used. Folded signatures are placed over a “saddle” and then stapled along the spine. This style of binding is excellent for booklets, brochures, newsletters, pamphlets, direct mailers and catalogues. Page numbers have to be in multiples of 4 to make the folded booklet. As few as 8 pages with cover can be used
Cut sheets are stacked together and stitched with staples near the left-folding edge. Turnaround time is fast, and the process is relatively inexpensive. However, with staples running parallel to the spine, the piece won’t lie flat when open.
Tape binding uses tape to bind the spine of a Tape binding provides a simple alternative to other types of bindings that require you to punch holes. It provides a quality appearance with little work.
Plastic coil binding:
A spring-like coil is spun or wound through several small round holes in a book. Each end of the coil is cut and bent or “crimped” and the book is finished. This binding method is similar to the common term “spiral binding,” but opens and closes much smoother without catching on any wire loop ends and is fairly lightweight in comparison. It has excellent lay-flat ability and will not pull apart like Comb or Twin Loop Wire binding. Also known as plastic spiral binding
Plastic comb binding:
A plastic tube with comb-like fingers is opened (or spread) into a position that allows punched sheets with rectangular holes to fit over the comb. When released, the comb fingers retract keeping the pages together. This is a very cost-effective method for short runs with little setup. A clear advantage is that the books can be re-opened and pages can be removed/added.
The most common ring binding type, but others are available. Ring binders are great for small jobs because they can be used with a hole punch to create your own bindings. Ring binders are also good if you plan on adding or modifying content in the document. Binders are available in a variety of sizes and styles.
Printed images are held together with screws. This is a particularly easy way to quickly assemble images for viewing with little worry about registration, alignment, or other book-binding issues. Use for restaurant menus, albums, corporate brochures, swatches, hotel guides, point of sale applications and much more.