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Book Binding

Putting it all together

The right book binding makes a big difference when it comes to visual appeal, strength, and longevity. Webcom offers a wide range of quality options to fit the unique size, cover, and functionality of your book.

Perfect Binding

Perfect binding

This popular option is ideal for books printed with digital inkjet technology. Best for sizes from 1/8” to 3 1/8”.

Otabind Lay-flat binding

OtabindTM lay-flat binding

When functionality and durability are key, Otabind is the best option. This spine-assembly process uses flexible, environmentally-friendly, cold-set glues, allowing the pages of the book to “float” over the spine. This spine won’t crack, and pages won’t fall out.

Case Binding

Case binding (hardcover binding)

Ideal for durability and superior appearance, this option is most commonly used for children’s books, reference books, yearbooks, coffee table books, art books, and medical books.

 

Hardcover Perfect Binding

Hardcover perfect

Adhesive-bound hardcover books can be produced with standard perfect binding EVA hot-melt, or PUR adhesive for greater strength. With PUR Case Perfect Binding, the pages lay flat, with each spread opening nicely under pressure.

 

Hardcover Smyth Sewing Bind

Hardcover Smyth Sewing

This incredibly durable book binding uses threads woven between all signatures in the book block, which is then married to the case.

 

Saddle Stitching Bind

Saddle stitching

Staples are inserted into the spine to bind the leaves together. It’s an economical option for books with low page counts such as booklets, catalogues, brochures and manuals. Best for books 1/32”-1/4”.

 

Mechanical Spiral Binding

Mechanical spiral binding (wire-o, plasticoil)

Plastic coil book binding allows your book to open completely flat. Popular applications for this cost-effective option include instruction manuals, guidebooks, employer handbooks, cookbooks and directories.

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Book binding FAQs

What books are right for perfect binding?

Perfect binding is commonly used for a variety of applications including trade books, graphic novels, travel guides, music books, reference materials, catalogues, manuals, financial publications, scholarly titles and journals.

What are my glue options?

Two glues are used in the perfect binding process: standard EVA hot-melt or PUR adhesive. Books that have to stand up to heavier use should be bound with PUR adhesive because of its superior strength, quality and flexibility. PUR is applied as a thin layer that allows the book to lay flatter and creates a more square backbone.

What are my options if I’m looking for additional durability?

Perfect bound books that need to stand up to heavy use should be bound with PUR adhesive because of its superior strength, quality and flexibility. PUR is applied as a thin layer that allows the book to lay flatter and creates a more square backbone. It’s the strongest adhesive on the market, and there is no risk of pages falling out.

What are the advantages of Otabind™ lay-flat binding?

Reduced inside margins mean you can carry photos, illustrations, charts and graphs across gutters. It also offers hands-free functionality, which can be a great advantage for readers following a recipe, playing a piece of music, or doing a craft project. Books with high page counts are more economical to produce with this process, since reduced margins allow for more text per page and therefore fewer pages overall.