Types Bindings

Saddle Stitch (booklet making)

  • Bound by staples along the folded edge, most commonly used for magazines, catalogs, newsletters
  • Heavier paper stocks must be scored to fold
  • Difficult to mix paper stocks on inside
  • # of pages is on inside in multiples of 4 and limited

Coil Binding

  • A continuous coil shaped piece of plastic
  • Durable crush-resistant
  • Allows a bound book to lay flat or fold back on itself for easy reading
  • You can mix paper stocks
  • Leave at least ¼ inch for binding

Comb Binding

  • A continous spring-shaped piece of plastic
  • Durable crush-resistant
  • Allows a bound book to lay flat or back on itself for easy reading
  • You can mix paper stocks
  • Leave at least a half inch for binding
  • Good for reference books, cook books

Tape Binding

  • A durable cloth tape fused to the document along the edge forming the spine
  • Known for its strength and permanence
  • Leave at least a half inch for binding
  • Feel free to mix paper colors
  • Similar to a paperback book
  • Good for thick legal, official, & academic documents

Hole Drill / Punching

  • Holes punched or drilled for ring binders
  • Requires hand insertion into binders
  • Great for updating, changing documents - add to, mix, or change order of contents after inserting