We do all of our printing and binding in-house, and we can bind the four most popular binding types. Complete control of the binding process means that we guarantee a professionally bound book every time.
There are quite specific reasons for choosing each binding type. Learn the benefits of each and decide which style will best suit your book.
Perfect Bound (paperback)
To create a perfect bound book we 'mill' the spine edge of the unbound book. This creates a rough surface allowing the glue to bond more successfully. The book is passed over a very hot glue tank, where a revolving wheel applies the glue. The cover is then clamped to the book and the glue is allowed to set. Once cooled the books are trimmed to the desired size.
With perfect bound books the cover and pages are held together using a strong adhesive.
Why Choose Perfect Binding?
Paperback books are the most popular books in book stores
Provides a professional finish and is the standard for most novels.
A more cost effective method of binding than hardback.
The first stage of hardback binding is identical to perfect binding, except rather than using a cover to hold all of the pages together, a heavy paper is used. This is then attached to the hard casing, made out of board which has either had a cover printed on or a cloth cover added. Hardback binding is a longer process than perfect binding and much of the process has to be done manually, by hand.
A perfect bound book is cased into a board casing with strong glue.
Why Choose Hardback?
Prestige final product.
Durable, long lasting binding.
Perfect for special editions and gifts.
Wedding Guest Books
Special Edition Autobiographies
A very simple binding style that produces a quality efficient document. The process is simple, your files are printed on 'double width' pages. (A5 booklets are printed on A4 paper.) Staples are through the centre of all of the pages. The paper is then folded in half, around the staples creating a booklet.
Paper is stapled and folded to create a staple bound document.
Why Choose Staple Bound?
Creates a durable, flexible document.
Cost effective method of binding.
Allows pages to be opened fully folded the 'other' way for ease of use.
Informational booklets and brochures
Newsletters and magazines
When producing a coil bound book the inside pages are sandwiched between two sheets of card. (The front and back cover.) Holes are punched into the spine edge of the book, before a plastic coil is threaded and twisted through the holes to form the binding.
A plastic coil is wound through both covers and every page to bind the book together.
Why Choose Staple Bound?
Books can be opened 360 degrees and be placed flat on a surface.
Coils are incredibly durable, making them perfect for books that will be used frequently.
Works brilliantly for books of all sizes.
Staff handbooks and training manuals.
Recipe and cookery books.
Staff and student diaries.
We have complete confidence in the quality of our books and are more than happy to show them off!