Getting a textbook, cookbook, novel or any piece of writing of your own issued is quite exhilarating. However, there is a stage between selling that book and seeing it on the shelves. Well, your writing piece needs to be bound together. There are actually loads of various means of binding books.
Bookbinding is nothing but a procedure where one assembles the sheets of papers altogether and fix it with various book covers. In case you are a bookworm and oftentimes visit bookstores and libraries as well, you must notice the bind in books. Yes, they are done in different ways. Here is a list as well as descriptions of some of the interesting types and popular bookbinding process.
Saddle-Stitching: This is possibly one of the easiest and the most economical binding methods. In this method, pages are being folded, wrinkled, and then stapled together but not with the help of a regular stapler. In fact, a stapler which has longer jaws and designed for saddle stitching is used. This type of binding is generally used for magazines, booklets, and lookbooks that have a small page count.
Section Sewn: This is certainly the most secure bookbinding method. In this technique, pages are folded altogether into sections. Then each section is stitched into the following section alongside the spine. After that, the spine is pasted together for additional support and after this, cover attached.
Perfect Binding: This type of binding is oftentimes used in the kinds of books that you find people reading at home or on the train, otherwise known as softcover books or paperback. A perfect bound book can even be used for annuals, catalogs, and manuals. Pages are being folded into sections and then attached with a heavy printed turn-around sheath into the spine by using an adhesive. Though it’s definitely not the strongest type of bookbinding process and your books would never open flat.
Spiral Binding/ Wire Binding: Most people would have bound a file throughout university or school using this method. In essence, holes are being punched through the sheets of your file near the edge and they held together using either plastic coils or wire. In case you want something fancier, then a file could be wire bound inside a printed case, cloth or hardcover. There are several stores available in the market that provide top-class spiral bookbinding services.
Pamphlet Binding: This uses a single section and is also sewn with a darn down the spine; oftentimes a substitute to saddle stitch or stapling but this process leaves you with a more elegant and classy finish.
Side-Stitching Binding: In case your book is very much thick for a saddle-stitching, then side-stitching is a cost-effective and alternative choice. Like with Stapling, with the side-stitch, the product is bound with the metal staples. In place of stapling the book down the mid-fold; however, the sheets are stapled right on the cover’s side. This is even known as stab stitch or French stitch. Remember that your book won’t lie flat while open.
Plastic Comb Binding: A great choice for printed documents or business reports which need regular updates. With this bookbinding process, plastic teeth are generally inserted into the tiny punches in the sheets. When you consider this binding process, then you can easily remove and re-attach the binding spines and this allows you to subtract or add pages.
Tape Binding: You should have seen the books which appear as if it is bound with some cloth strips or adhesive tape that are nothing but tape bound book. These are the kinds that generally used for the kid’s notebook.
So, before you go for bookbinding services, it is essential to understand which bookbinding process will serve your purposes.
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