PUR binding is a type of adhesive binding used in order to glue pages together. During the binding process, a thin layer of adhesive is spread across the spine, with a paper cover folded over the top to create a finished product. Commonly used for binding books, magazines and brochures, PUR binding is an effective way of ensuring a strong, durable finish.
Saddle Stitch Binding
Saddle stitching is where folded sheets are gathered together, one inside the other, and then stapled through the fold line with wire staples. The staples pass through the folded crease from the outside and are clinched between the centremost pages. Two staples are commonly used but larger books may require more staples along the spine. The staples are available in various colours.
Case binding uses varying thicknesses of grey board that are generally covered in a variety of specialist materials or paper to create a hard cover book or brochure. Board weights normally range from 1500mic to 3000 mic.
Also known as Centre Sewing, Singer Sewn is a method of machine sewing through the fold of a single section brochure. This is done by an industrial sewing machine, and thread is available in a huge array of colours.
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Part 7 of our Achieving Beautiful Print series looks at each of these traditional binding methods in more detail.