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Types of Binding [INFOGRAPHIC]

When making a book, catalog, or magazine, one of the most important choices that you have to make is what kind of binding type you are going to choose.

Amanda Schauer


Type of Binding / 
All Variables

Saddle
Stitch

Perfect
Bound

Spiral
Bound

Wire-O
Bound
Page Count Restrictions8-92 Pages28 Pages - 2" Thick8 Pages - 2 3/4" Thick8 Pages - 1 1/4" Thick
Page Increments4 Page2 Page2 Page2 Page
Cost$$$$$$$$
CoverSoftcover, Self-CoverSoftcoverSoftcoverSoftcover
Custom Sizes Available✔️✔️✔️✔️
Mailing Services✔️   
Cover PaperGloss, Matte, Uncoated, Cover & TextGloss, Matte, Uncoated CoverGloss, Matte, Uncoated Cover & TextGloss, Matte, Uncoated Cover & Text
Inside PaperGloss, Matte, Uncoated TextGloss, Matte, Uncoated TextGloss, Matte, Uncoated TextGloss, Matte, Uncoated Text
Cover Ink4/4, 4/1, 4/0, 1/14/4, 4/1, 4/0, 1/14/4, 4/1, 4/0, 1/14/4, 4/1, 4/0, 1/1
Inside Ink4/4, 1/14/4, 1/14/4, 1/14/4, 1/1
UV Coating Available✔️✔️✔️✔️
Soft Touch Lamination✔️✔️✔️✔️
Hole Drilling Available✔️✔️✔️✔️
ProofsPDF, HardcoverPDF, HardcoverPDF, HardcoverPDF, Hardcover
Easy to Write In✔️ ✔️✔️
Durability ✔️✔️ 
Professional3/55/53/54/5
Design Tool✔️✔️  
Templates✔️ ✔️✔️
Can Print on Spine ✔️  
Can Lay Flat✔️ ✔️✔️
Flip Pages 360  ✔️✔️
Crossovers Recommend✔️   
Needs Additional Room for Margins 

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Saddle StitchPerfect BoundSpiral BindingWire-O