Book binding types are an important consideration in planning the manufacturing of your book.
Book binding types offer many options, but listed below and in the image are the basics.
Know the differences what planning your book’s binding, or other book binding types
Case Bound is a book binding type used for hardcover books. The cover wrap can be printed paper, cloth, leather, or a faux cloth or leather look. A faux material can save on the cost of using real cloth, linen, leather, suede, etc. Case bound books usually have a dust jacket if a material is used for the cover wrap. A dust jacket is optional with the cover wrap is printed paper. Another less costly tip is to print the cover wrap, which is the most economical. But, you can add a background to print on paper that looks like cloth or leather. Get creative!
Perfect Bound is one of the book binding types for soft cover books, or paperback books. Signatures may be notched, glued or burst bound. Star Print Brokers will offer suggestions if you do not know which is right for your book. Much depends on the page count and purpose of the book. For instance, a reference book gets a lot more wear and tear. You may want to consider Smyth sewn signatures and then have the book bound for use as a softcover.
Wire-O is used for both hardcover and soft cover books. The wire may be seen on the spine, concealed completely behind the spine of a soft cover or hardcover book, or semi-concealed. Semi-concealed means that the wire is either on the spine, somewhat covering the tile, or placed on the back cover next to the spine. It is a higher quality alternative to spiral binding. We have several options to work with when choosing this style of binding. We can also put the book on an easel for easy display of directions or instructions.
Saddle Stitch is a term used for simply stapling along the spine. This is one of the book binding types that is suitable for low page count books or catalogues. If you have booklets to print, this is a good way to go. Instead of saddle stitch, we try to do perfect binding whenever possible, so that you can have a proper title on a spine.
Coil Binding is used for lay flat books. It is good for reference books, but has no visible spine. It is not recommended if selling to bookstores where a visible spine is a must. The title needs to be seen if on the shelf of a bookstore.
Children’s Board Books are not shown in this image, but Star Print Brokers does offer them as a binding style.
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