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Double Loop Binding

Double loop binding is the process of using a series of double wire loops from a continuous pre-formed wire. The loops of wire are held open by a machine to allow the pages to be inserted over the loops. Double loop wire binding is more expensive than plastic combs or spiral binding but it's worth it in the long run because double loops are more durable and professional. Below are the standard sizes of wire typically used for double loop binding.

Submitted by Printing America Staff on Monday, January 3rd, 2011

Perfect Binding

Perfect Binding is the most commonly used binding method and is used on everything from phone books to magazines. When something is perfect bound all of the pages are gathered together, stacked and then the binding edge is covered in glue. Once that happens a cover that wraps around the glued spine is attached to the book to finish up the process. To create the best bond the paper grains must run parallel with the spine of the book otherwise the binding won’t be as strong.

Submitted by Printing America Staff on Monday, January 3rd, 2011

Different Methods of Binding

There are many different ways to bind multiple pages together. Some of these methods can be done on a small scale with inexpensive equipment, while others are best left to the professionals. Here are a few different ways that binding can be done in the office, and by a professional.

Submitted by Printing America Staff on Monday, January 3rd, 2011

Common Folding Problems | Printing

Despite advances in automation folding can still be problematic for even the most experienced operators. Here is a list of some common folding problems and different ways to fix them. When something is scored a weakened line is created where the fold is going to be. Without a scored line you run the risk of creating irregular folds. Problems with right-angle folds are commonly caused by not scoring the paper before it enters the right angle.

Submitted by Printing America Staff on Tuesday, November 30th, 2010