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Binding Methods FAQ


The images  illustrate some of the more popular binding methods used in the printing industry. If you have questions about these or other binding methods, use Contact Us in the menu above..

Binding Illustrations

corner staple binding illustration
Corner Staple Binding
The most economical binding method, a staple is used in the corner to attached pages together.
saddle stitch binding
Saddle Stitch Binding
This inexpensive method binds pages using two staples placed along a folded edge. Suitable for 60 pages or less, there is no printable spine with this option.
Coilcoil binding
Coil Binding
A round plastic or metal coil is wound through the pages to hold them together. Pages bound this way can be opened 360 degrees and can remain flat when open. Available in black (standard ) and other colors including PMS.






This inexpensive method well uses a plastic "comb" that wraps through rectangular holes in the edge of the pages. The plastic comb also form a spine that covers the edge of the pages.
tape binding
Tape Binding
A strip of tape is applied to the spine of a stack of pages, overlapping the bound edge. 
fastbind binding
Tape Binding
Pages are pressed into an adhesive-coated cloth strip that wraps around the spine and covers. Similar to tape binding, the binding is flexible and durable. A variety of cloth colors are available.
perfect binding
Perfect Binding
A paper cover wraps around the pages and glued to the spine. The cover forms the front, spine and back. Popular for paperback and softcover books, this method results in a professional appearance. Suitable for most book types and sizes.