All magazines, catalogs, booklets and other multi-page products on our website come saddlestitched for you — bound along the longest dimension with 2 staples on the spine.
But sometimes you need something a little different... get a Made 4 Me Custom Quote when:
- You want your saddlestitched project bound on the short side of your piece and/or you have more than 48 pages (over our "standard" limit set for 48 Hour Turnaround).
- You want to bind items into other items — for example, bind a Buckslip, Business Reply Device or Order form into your magazine, catalog or booklet.
- You'd like an alternate binding option like Plastic Spiral Binding, classy Twin Loop Wire-O Binding or Perfect Binding. See below for details.
4 COOL BINDING STYLES FOR YOU...
Saddlestitch Binding: Bound with 2 standard silver staples on the spine. Maximum finished size is 9 x 12 inches; minimum finished size is about 4 x 5 inches. While we've stapled up to 80 pages for projects, for best results we suggest a maximum of 56 pages for saddlestitching.
Spiral Plastikoil Binding (also called Coil): Notebook style, it can lay flat when open, with the ability to fold back a full 360 degrees. Plastic spiral binding comes in a variety of colors, the most popular are black, white, clear, gray, silver, gold, orange, purple, yellow, brown and lots of blues and reds. Spiral binding is lightweight, durable and flexible.
Wire-O/ Twin Loop Wire Binding: Oh, it just looks so cool and professional but it does cost a bit more. This sturdy binding has a series of gorgeous double loops resulting in a distinctive look. Popular color choices are black, white, pewter and gold. Other colors include red, yellow, green and blue. This is pretty much the best binding you can get, but not everyone can afford it.
Perfect Binding: This binding looks like a paperback book, with the pages and cover held together in place with adhesive glue. You need a minimum of 16 pages for this binding method, and it is a great choice when you have too many pages to staple or you want a "workbook look." Anything under 1/8" spine thickness (about 25 sheets of 100# text paper), you get a rounded spine.
TIPS: If Wire-O or Spiral Plastikoil Binding, keep a 3/8" (0.375 inch) clear zone on the binding edge so your graphics don't get punched/bound (unless you want them to). We can provide you paper dummies that illustrate your planned binding – just ask a friendly customer care rep.