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Types of Binding

Consider thickness, durability, and cost when you choose a binding type. Imprints offers all of the following finishing methods.

Type Thickness Durability Cost Typical book type
Comb
3/8" - 2" Medium Low
  • Occasionally used booklets
  • Training guides
  • Operation manuals
  • Cookbooks
Velo
1/8" - 2" Low Medium
  • Infrequently used materials
  • Presentations
  • Reports
  • Research papers
Tape
1 1/2" - 2" Medium Low
  • Occasionally used booklets
  • Training manuals
Spiral
Up to 1 1/8" High High
  • Heavily used documentation
  • Manuals
  • Reference materials
Wire-O
Up to 1 1/8" High High
  • Heavily used documentation
  • Manuals
  • Reference materials
Perfect
Up to 2" High Low to medium
  • Heavily used booklets
  • Reference materials
  • Paperback books
  • Telephone directories

Other finishing methods include:

  • Folding
  • Lamination
  • Padding
  • Tabs