Book Printing & Binding Options – Which One Best Fits Your Need?
Books are of many kinds and each one of them serves a different purpose. While few are ideal time spenders, few can be sources of marketing to spread a word about a firm or institute, some can be important pieces of information storage while others can be information distributors or the periodical publications.
Hence, there are various book printing and binding options to suffice different requirements accordingly. Let us learn here a few important types of book printing and binding formats widely implied in creation of high quality books.
- Soft Cover Book Printing : Soft cover or perfect binding is a traditional book binding process in which pages are gathered, folded and sewed. They are glued into a cover that forms a square like spine. The soft cover books are called the paperback books in many cases and are also cost effective. Hence, those who want to distribute their content far and wide in lesser costs and less period of time, can opt for soft cover book printing options like booklets. One of the best things about paperbacks or booklets is that they are also sturdy and can last long in spite of frequent use. This is the best book binding method for novels, corporate reports, manuals, brochures, etc.
- Hard Cover Book Printing : This is one of the best book binding processes in which a printed sheet is glued onto a heavy binder board. The pages of the book are gathered, sewed and glued inside the board thereby making a hard cover book. These are technically known as case bound books in which ‘case’ refers to the heavy binder board. Hard cover books are sleek and sturdy books that are bound with protective covers and sewn spines that allow them to lie flat when open and stand out properly on shelf. Hard cover book binding is a great option for religious books, children’s books, novels, coffee table books, cookbooks, photography portfolios etc.
- Plastic Wire & Spiral Binding : Wire and spiral binding is great for calendars, manuals, flip charts, brochures, cook books and children books. In this kind of binding, the papers or printed sheets are cut and assembled. Then, the holes are drilled along a side of the assembled pages and a wire comb or plastic spiral is then threaded through them. This kind of binding enables the book to open flat and hence, is quite durable, crushproof and sleek.
- Saddle Stitch Binding : One of the simplest and widely used forms of book binding methods is saddle stitch binding. In this method, the pages or sheets are cut and folded evenly using a folding machine. Then, the folded pages are fed through the saddle stitching machine where they are stapled along the spine to form a booklet. This kind of binding works good for catalogs, pamphlets, direct mailers, brochures and newsletters.
- Magazines & Journals : Saddle-stitched booklet printing can be a cost effective method of developing magazines and journals which can distribute your content far and wide whether it be a piece of news, an opinion piece, a personal narrative or content related to sports, beauty, agriculture, business, photography, fashion or anything else. From industry-specific magazines to scholarly journals, saddle-stitch book binding method works good for all of them.
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Alsa International is the one stop shop for your book printing and binding needs. Hard cover, soft cover, magazines and journal printing, printing brochures, coffee table books, billing books, flip charts, diaries, manuals, calendars and much more is just that easy with book printing and binding services of Alsa. All you need is to contact us to get your work done.