Binding printed materials

Sheets of paper may be bound together in several different ways. The most common methods include: saddle-wire, side-wire, sewn soft-cover, sewn case-bound, adhesive, me-chanical, and loose-leaf binding.

Saddle-wire binding.

The saddle-wire mathod of binding, Figure 10-7, uses wire staples as the fastening device. These staples pass thriugh the back of several pages that have been assembled and folded.A cover may or may not be included.thin booklets and magazings are often bound by the saddle-wire mathod.Materials bound in this manner will lie flat when open.
saddle-were binging, side-wire binging

Side-wire binding.

the side wire method of binding, Figure 10-8, can be used to bind thicker booklets and magazines. Wire staples are the fastening device.this time, however, the staples pass through ime edge of the assembled pile of pages. Materials bound in this manner will not lie flat and will have to be held.

Sewn soft-cover binding.

The sewn soft-cover binding mathod is illustrated in Figure 10-9. Binding thread is the fastening device. The thread is sewn through holes punched in the center fold of a signature or through one edge of an assembled pile of pages. several signa-tures may be sewn together Using this binding technique. sewn soft-cover binding, sewn case-bound books

Sewn case-bound books.

sewn case bound books will stand up under hard use. This maethod ofbinding in illustrated in Figure 10-10. Individual signatures tures are first sewn together with binding thread then encased between hard covers made from binder's board and cloth or other durable material.

Adhesive binding.

Adhesive binding is also referred to as perfect binding, Figure10-11. An adhesive or padding compound is used to hold the assembled sheets of paper together.Notepads, telophone books, and pocketbooks are some products bound with adhesive.
sewn case-bound books


Plastic combs and wire cam also be used to fasten individual sheets together. The plastic comb or wire is inserted through holes that have been punched along one edge of the assembled pile of paper, Figure 10-12.A machine used for punching paper and inserting plastic combs is shown in Figure 10-13. mechanical(spiral) binding

Loose-leaf binding.

loose-leaf binding mathods allow for the addition orremoval of pages from the bound material. post binders, Figure 10-14, and ring binders, Figure 10-15, are generally used for this purpose. loose-leaf binding

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