A method of binding where the folded pages are stitched through the spine from the outside using wire staples. Recommended use: Usually limited to 64 pages. * page brochures are commonly saddle stitched. Special comments: Pages should be setup in multiples or signatures of four (4, 8, 12, 16 etc). The staples will be positioned in the middle spread.
A type of binding where the edges of the sheets are glued to the cover like a telephone book. Recommended use. Larger books that are over 48 pages. Special comments. The margins in the spine are quite large, this needs to be allowed for the design. No signatures are needed.
Sometimes called ‘Wiro Binding’. A method of securing loose the printed pages using single or double loop wire or plastic that fits into round or rectangular holes in the pages. Recommended use. Spiral binding is often used for blank notebooks and for reports. Impact Digital stocks plastic coils and metal wiros. Special comments: Broad spine margins need to be allowed for in the design. The book can consist of any number of pages. No signatures needed.
A sheet which is usually printed on one side only and then folded with two right angle folds to form a four page uncut section. It can then be bound together using Perfect binding. Recommended use: This is a premium method of binding. Can be used on small or large brochures or books.
Die cut or formecutting
Also described as forme cutting, is a method of cutting irregular shapes in paper or paperboard using a die. A knife or creasing rule is bent to the desired shape and mounted in timber to make a cutting forme. This is pressed into the stock to cut it to the shape or to form crease lines.
A hole or series of holes are punched through paper or paperboard for the purpose of tearing–off a part the printed document. This takes place on a press or a binder machine.
A thin, protective, liquid–coating, either matt or glossy that is applied to the stock. A varnish adds protection and enhances the appearance of the product. It can be applied as an all over coating or it can be applied as a spot coating.