Binding Methods – Different Types of Binding

Binding Methods

Binding a book means attaching sheets together. There are a number of ways to attach sheets together. Some common options include gluing, stitching and sewing. Binding techniques can generally be grouped into these categories:

Side Stitch BindingSide Stitching – Stapling the signatures together on the side rather than the fold.


Saddle StitchingSaddle Stitching – Most common type of binding, is stapling sheets together where they fold at the



Spiral BindingSpiral Binding – To bind using a spiral of continuous wire or plastic looped through punched holes.


Perfect BindingPerfect Binding – The spine or the book is cut and roughened, adhesive is applied to the rough edges and a cover is glued firmly in place. Bleeds and crossovers are also handled differently on perfect bound books.

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