Binding Wire Binding ﷯Wire binding is a popular commercial book binding method, and is known by a number of different names including twin loop wire, wire-o, and wirebind. Its suitable for fast turn-around, and documents that are bound with wire binding will open completely flat on a desk and allow for 360 degree rotation of bound pages. This is particularly useful for workbooks and manuals. Coil Binding ﷯Coil binding, also known as spiral binding, is a commonly used book binding style for documents. This binding style is known by a number of names including spiral coil, colour coil, plastic coil, spiral binding, plastikoil and coilbind. Documents bound with coil binding, can open flat on a desk or table and offer 360 degree rotation for easy note taking. ﷯ Coils are available in many colours and, subject to quantity, bespoke colours to match corporate branding. This binding style is durable and is often used for documents that need to be mailed. Spiral coil binding spines are also available in more colours and sizes than other binding styles. Please note that, unlike wire binding, when opened out the pages do not line up (one is set lower than the other) - as shown on the illustration on the right. Uni Binding Steel spines or hard back covers are used for this type of binding and the pages are glued in using a heat process. The hard back covers can either be printed on directly or we can provide a wrap-around cover. ﷯ PUR Binding PUR Binding refers to a soft cover book binding method that makes use of Polyurethane Reactive (PUR) adhesive. PUR Binding is a form of perfect binding, where the pages and cover are glued together at the spine and the other three sides of the book are trimmed as needed to give them clean “perfect” edges. The resulting books have a high quality feel, but will not lie flat when open. This must be taken into consideration when the content layout is being prepared, as a substantial space to the spine is necessary. ﷯Please note a minimum of 100 books is required to make PUR binding economically viable. Lamination and encapsulation Lamination and encapsulation are two very similar processes that essentially do similar jobs but have different purposes. Both processes involve adding film to paper to enhance the look, feel and overall quality of the product. At the most basic level, the key difference between lamination and encapsulation is lamination uses thin film and encapsulation uses thick, high-grade film. With encapsulation, there’s usually a lip around the end of the printed material (enclosing or encapsulating it - hence the name), although there doesn’t have to be. (This whole distinction gets confusing because what people call laminating, for example in schools or using pouch laminators, is actually encapsulating.) Lamination is using a thin sheet of clear plastic on either one or both sides of your print. ... It is commonly used for outer covers or corporate prints. Common types of laminate are gloss, matt and silk. Lamination is often used for packaging, book covers, brochures, business cards (single or double sided) and other printed items. A laminate is permanently adhered by heat and pressure to your printing, achieving improved strength, stability, and enhanced appearance.
Uni Binding detail showing wrap-around cover

Uni Binding - detail

Uni Binding - detail showing wrap-around cover

Wire Binding - detail

PUR Binding - detail

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