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What type of booklet binding should you choose?

What type of booklet binding should you use?

“Booklet” covers any print item with more than 8 pages that needs to be bound together.
These are three most popular, effective ones we offer at City Printing, plus a special one!
 

Saddlestitch (AKA stapled or F/S/T)

Our most economical binding, used for anything from 8 pages usually to a maximum of 64 pages (depending on paper type and quantity). Large sheets (spreads) are collated into reading order, creased or folded in the centre and then stapled on the fold in two places – like a standard magazine.

Mostly used for magazines, newsletters, company brochures, reports and marketing.

 

Wire Binding (AKA Wiro)

A metal wire is used to hold single sheets together, this type of binding can be used for anything from 8 pages to hundreds.

These are not as secure as PUR books but Wire Bound books lay completely flat when open and for this reason they are often used for workbooks, presentations, colouring books and cookbooks.

You can also choose from a wide range of colours of wires to complement your document

 

Perfect Binding (AKA Paperback or PUR)

These are paperback books and are generally used for longer documents, or if you need something that looks more impressive.

PUR books have a cover wrapped around a block of inner pages with a square spine, depending on thickness this means you can print on the spine.

PUR glue is incredibly strong and flexible so you can trust it to keep all the pages securely in place.

These are perfect for publishing your first book, cookbooks, reports, photography books, dissertations and tender documents.

 

Hardback Books (AKA CaseBound)

Casebound books are for special documents, these have the same binding as Perfect Bound books but with a hard cover. If you want to impress, casebound books are perfect!

 

If you want to upgrade your booklets

You can increase the thickness of the covers and choose from a whole host of options, including laminate, digital or traditional foil, spot UV and many others.

 

Which is best for my document?

At City Printing we offer all options and will discuss the purpose of your booklet with you before advising on which binding it would be best suited. We offer booklets from A6 to A3 depending on binding.

You can take a look at our options and get a quote on our website