Perfect binding is an adhesive based binding that does not involve any stitching. One of the most common binding method for paperbacks. Perfect bound books with glue binding do not have layflat capabilities.
Case binding provides an elegant look with more durability than a perfect bound book. Pages are commonly Smyth sewn bound which allows the pages to lay flat, without having a gutter in between the 2 page spreads.
Folded sheets are gathered together one inside the other and then stapled through the fold line with wire staples.
Similar to Casebound book except the cover will be wrapped over a cardstock instead of a rigid greyboard. Flexibound offers a higher perceived value than a traditional paperback and has better protection for the inside text pages. It is commonly bound with Smyth sewn for layflat ability.
Coil binding is durable and allows the book to lay completely flat or even fold back on itself, unlike other binding methods.
Metal wire-o-bound provides a professional look and allows the book to lay completely flat or even fold back on itself, unlike other binding methods.
Glue binding is commonly used for paper back books and hardcover books. Pages cannot lay flat and there will be a gutter between two double page spreads.
The signatures of the book are folded and stitched through the fold. The signatures are then sewn and glued together at the spine to form a text block and can open completely flat. One of the most common layflat binding ideal for having an image across a double page spread.
Board Book Binding
Extra thick cardboards are mounted together and usually finished with round corners. Pages are be able to layflat.
Conceal Wire-O Binding
The book is bound with either wire-o or coil binding and concealed with hard covers. The spine can be finished with a square or round back.
The book will lay flat on a table without springing closed or requiring you to press down on the pages. Layflat bindings include Smyth Sewn, Coil/Wire-O binding, Saddle Stitching, Board Book binding, Thread Stitch binding and Ota-Bind etc.
Another method that allows softcover books to layflat besides Smyth sewn. The cover also prevents stress on the spine and reduces the cracking that occurs during use.
Thread Stitch Binding
We offer different types of thread stitch bindings. Perfect for a traditional looking finish. A simple line of sewing holds the pages together so the finished book is secure & stylish.
A custom elastic strap can be added to your book. A popular option for planners, notebooks and journals.
Head & Tail Bands
The little pieces of colored cloth attached to the top and bottom of the spine of hardcover books.
A custom ribbon bookmark can be added to hardcover casebound books.