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Decoding Different Book Binding Types

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There are two very important purposes for bookbinding. The binding can help decorate the outside of your book and it also helps protect the inside pages. Choosing which book binding type is best for you is important. We wanted to help take some of the guesswork out of the different styles of the most popular binding options. 

Did you know that there are six different types of bookbinding? Knowing these different binding styles is crucial for planning your book’s custom printing and style needs. 

Six Book Binding Types that You Need to Know

Here are the six different types of bookbinding types and how they can affect your commercial book printing.

1. Case Binding

Casebound binding refers to a hardcover that protects the book. Case binding historically refers to a block of text in a protective cover, an actual case. This is because books used to be sewn together by threads.

2. Board Books

Board books are a specific type of children's book. These books are printed on thick and durable paperboard instead of normal paper. The advantage of these books is that they withstand the wear and tear of young children.

3. Perfect Binding

Perfect Bound books use a special technique where pages of the book are glued together at the spine and attached to a paper or cardstock cover. This binding creates a flat and seamless spine and makes the book looks clean and professional. 

4. Wire-O Binding

Wire-O binding is when a series of metal loops are punched through the edge of a stack of pages and closed into a circle. This technique creates a spine with a series of wire loops that can be closed and opened like a notebook. If you’re looking to print a calendar or notebook, this book binding type is what you need.

5. Saddle Stich

In saddle stitch binding, stacks of pages are folded in half and stapled along the fold line. This creates a spine with a row of staples, allowing the pages to be opened and turned like a magazine. 

6. Coil Binding

Coil binding occurs when a series of small plastic or metal coils are inserted through small holes and punched along the edge of a stack of paper. These coils are then twisted to create a spine that can also be opened and closed like a notebook. This type of bookbinding is often used for materials like reports and manuals.

Hatteras Can Help You Navigate the Various Book Binding Types to Fit Your Needs

Book publishing is not easy. Hatteras Books can help you navigate the process. At Hatteras, we have the experience and machinery to specialize in all types of bookbinding  

If you have a question about any of these book binding types please click the link here: If you have a book you’d like us to quote click here. Hatteras is a proud Michigan Book Printer that works with clients throughout the entire United States. 

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