How to Save Money on Your Print Binding

February 26, 2010 at 3:03 pm Leave a comment

The right design can make our break a print catalog. But, the design and content are not the only things that are important in catalog printing. Your print catalogs are not complete until the binding has been properly placed and done with.

In order for you to maximize your return on investment you need to understand the methods of binding in order to choose the most appropriate for your particular print job. Whether you print catalogs online or the conventional way, using the most suitable binding method will help you a lot in providing your target clients with the best catalog printing possible.

Binding

Bookbinding is the process of physically assembling a book from a number of folded or unfolded sheets of paper or other material. It usually involves attaching covers to the resulting text-block.

If books had been invented after the computer, they would have been considered a big breakthrough. Books have several hundred simultaneous paper-thin, flexible displays. They boot instantly. They run on very low power at a very low cost.
Prof. Joseph M. Jacobson, MIT Media Lab, quoted in the New York Times, Apr 8, 1988, page B2.

Pasted Vs Saddle Stitch

Saddle Stitch

The most popular method, saddle stitching holds the sheets by 2 metal stitches or staples. With this method, pages are spread open at the center, then hung on saddle to be stitched, or stapled, through the fold line at the spine. Ideal for projects with no more than about 60 pages, depending on the sheet weight, this is the simplest and most economical way to bind. Meant for 8-160 pages.

Pasted

The paste-on-fold binding method is more cost effective to produce than a saddle-stitch or perfect-bound book. Examples of paste-on-fold products are college course schedules and seminar catalogs. Meant for 8, 16, 32 or 48 pages .

Which One Saves Me Money

By using the Pasted method you can save 20 – 30% on 8, 16, 24-skinny catalogs.

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