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Wire and Comb Binding
A continuous spring shaped piece of wire or plastic which is durable and crush resistent and allows documents to be bound together. Once bound the book can lay flat when opened. Can hold up to 175 A4 80gsm single side printed pages. Also available for A5 and A3.
Soft binding is one of the most secure, professional-looking, labor-saving, and cost-effective binds available. Similar in finish to a Paperbacked Book. Can hold up to 320 A4 80gsm single side printed pages.
Hard binding is equivalent to a Hard ~Bound Book. It is the most secure, professional-looking, binding option available.
Books are produced to University of Leeds binding regulations. Can hold up to 450 A4 80gsm single side printed pages.
Saddle Stitch (Stapled)
This is one of the most common binding methods and usually involves folded inner pages being inserted into a folded cover. Staples are then applied through the fold. This method, although very widely used is only suitable up to a limited number of pages depending on weight (please ask for advice). Adding folded sheets inside each other in this way causes creep – this is when the pages progressively creep away from the spine each time a sheet is inserted
The most common types is a single-sheet folded into half.
A concertina fold is a continuous parallel folding of brochures and similar printed material. A good example would be flyers or brochures that contain 6 or more pages folded into equal sections.
A gate fold is three parallel folds. The left and right edges of the paper fold and meet in the middle, without overlapping, along a center fold.
The roll fold involves the largest two panels being the same size at one end with the rest of the panels being incrementally smaller so that they can fold into each other and nest correctly. This means each panel is slightly different in size and the designer has to consider the back up very carefully.
Two Hole Punch & Four Hole Punch
Some folders are just what you want but have 4 d-rings and then it is difficult to acquire a 4 hole punch. We have the capacity to punch 4 holes on whatever depth of paper you require. Two Hole punch is also available.
Top Left Staple
As its name suggests a metal staple applied in the top left hand cornor.
Two Side Staple
Two staples applied to single sheets on the outside of the first sheet.
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