Question: What Is A Soft Binding?

Soft binding (also known as perfect binding) uses hot glue along the spine to bind your document and a full colour cover together.

Commonly used for magazines and thicker reports, soft binding is a popular choice for the submission of thesis and dissertations as it provides a smooth and professional finish.

How long does it take to soft bind?

Temporary binding will normally be ready to collect from the shop by the time you get there. Permanent softbound versions are normally done within 1 working week. Permanent Hard case bound versions normally take 2 weeks from the end of the week they are submitted.

What is perfect binding?

Perfect Binding is a widely used soft cover book binding method. With this binding method, the pages and cover are glued together at the spine with a strong yet flexible thermal glue. The many soft cover books that you see on the shelves at bookstores are good examples of perfect bound books.

Why is it called perfect binding?

Perfect binding is formed when book pages are glued together at the spine. The cover is usually made from a thicker cardstock and laminated or coated to protect the book. The name “perfect” binding comes from the cut of the pages.

How much space do you need for perfect binding?

For perfect bound booklet printing, you must have at least 28 pages, and up to 2” thick. First, let’s start with a single sheet of paper. It has 2 sides – a front side and a back side. With perfect binding, one sheet of paper equals two pages (unlike saddle stitch binding).

What is hardbound binding?

1) Hardcover Binding

Typical cover materials are binder’s board or heavy paperboard covered with buckram or other cloth, heavy paper or leather. The inside pages are typically sewn together in sections, then glued to paper which is in turn glued to the cover spine.

Does Office Depot do binding?

Office Depot® OfficeMax® has your presentation printing and binding covered, whether you are around the corner or in another town. Whatever it is, we can print and bind your presentation and help you make that lasting impression.

How do you do perfect binding?



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What is staple binding?

In the printing industry, Saddle Stitching refers to a very popular book binding method in which folded sheets are gathered together one inside the other and then stapled through the fold line with wire staples. Two staples are commonly used but larger books may require more staples along the spine.

What is Cerlox binding?

Cerlox binding (sometimes referred to as comb binding) is a cost-effective binding that has been around many years and allows the book to lie flat on the counter (great for cookbooks) or on your lap. Cerlox binding is ideal for books that you need to add or remove pages from easily.