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Types of Binding

Hardcover or Case Bound ($$$$$)
Hardcover or Case Bound ($$$$$)

Case binding uses a heavy covered-board cover that is attached to the book with glued endpapers. Case binding is more expensive than perfect binding. Casebound books take much longer to produce than perfect-bound books—often weeks longer.

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Loop Stitched
Loop Stitched

Loop Stitched ($) Comparable to saddle stitching, but with a different effect. Loops are created with wire along the external spine in order to insert and secure the document into a 3-ring binder.

Perfect Bound ($$)
Perfect Bound ($$)

Perfect binding is the method of bookbinding in which a flexible adhesive attaches a paper cover to the spine of the assembled signatures of a book or magazine. Perfect binding and saddle-stitching are the two most popular binding techniques.

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Saddle Stitching
Saddle Stitching

Saddle-stitching is a common binding method for small booklets, calendars, pocket-size address books and some magazines. Binding with saddle-stitching creates booklets that can be opened up flat. The binding method is a good binding option for booklets with a relatively low page count.

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Screw Bound ($$$$)
Screw Bound ($$$$)

My final page size was something like 13.75"x11". I left a 1.75" margin on the right side to accommodate the binding, so my printable area was 12"x11". Use an adjustable 3-hole punch to figure out where your screw posts are going to be. This will be trial and error, depending on your hole punch.

Sewn Bound ($$$$$)
Sewn Bound ($$$$$)

Pages sewn together before assembly: Construction: Smyth Sewn (also known as Section Sewn) book bindings are the highest quality book binding available on the market today.

Stab Stitched or Side Stitched ($)
Stab Stitched or Side Stitched ($)

Similar to saddle stitching, but uses thread instead of wire. Thread is stitched along the entire spine. As more pages are added it begins to closely resemble case binding, but without the hardcover.

Tape Bound ($$)
Tape Bound ($$)

Tape Bound ($$) This method involves an adhesive tape being wrapped around the spine to hold the covers and inside pages in place. Usually pages need to be stitched together prior to affixing the tape to reinforce and provide added strength.