Brochure binding – make the right choice for your document.

Whatever you want to communicate, a super stylish or impactful brochure, piece of literature or direct mail is a great solution to engage your target audience. Especially if you’ve got a lot to share. But how do you make sure you choose the right brochure binding option to finish it off just right?

You read on, that’s how. Because we’ve put together a little bit of a guide to give you just the right amount of info you need to make the right decision. And not too much to confuse things.

So read on and in no time, (well, you know, a little bit) you’ll easily find the perfect binding solution for your document. Whether it’s a detailed product catalogue, promotional booklet, company report, prospectus, eye-catching direct mail piece or lavish coffee table book.

Here we go.

Saddle Stitched

You’ve seen brochures or booklets with two staples in the spine? Well, that’s saddle stitching! Versatile and ready for anything, saddle stitched brochures tend to be relatively thin or small but perfectly formed. This method of binding is recommended for documents ranging from 8-40 pages. It’s also the most common way of stapling pages together. Once you know your page count and therefore if saddle stitching is the best option, you’re free to tailor your collateral in lots of different ways. Safe in the knowledge it’s going to be held together without any worries.

So go ahead and think about different kinds of paper stocks including gloss or uncoated, or consider something like matt lamination. As long as it’s held together with Saddle Stitched binding, it’ll be the ideal canvas for a brochure, catalogue, lookbook or even a menu.

KNP | Saddle stitched brochure

Wiro Bound

With a wide range of sizes available, and made from a single durable metal spiral, wiro binding is a great option for things like instruction manuals, reference books or branded (why not?) notebooks. Why it’s so good is that it allows a large number of individual pages to be kept secure, in order and together. This then allows the pages to move freely. Which is why it’s so great for the kind of documents mentioned above. Flicking between pages is easy, and in the case of a notebook, if you no longer need a page, remove it. Simples!

And with our flexible approach to each and every job, you could then add foiling or embossing to your covers. That’d really make them stand out as fantastic AND functional beauties.

KNP | Wiro bound brochure

Perfect Bound

Basically, perfect bound is a flat spine. But trust us, there’s nothing basic about it. It’s the ultimate choice for documents of 20-400 pages. You can perfect bind your documents using a wide range of functional or gorgeous paper stock options. If you’re looking to create high-impact, glossy magazines or booklets that are on the thicker side, this type of binding is your choice.

Also spot on for portfolios, manuals and annual reports, perfect binding glues the pages & spine together for a high-end finish. Talk to us about whether you can perfect bind your print. We could be able to perfect bind a spine as little as 3mm thick when your paper weight is over 250 gsm. If it’s lighter though, such as 115 gsm, you’ll need to have a document of at least 48 pages.

KNP | Perfect bound brochure

Hardback Books

When it comes to brochure printing, you could probably say that if you wanted to ‘upgrade to premium’, providing you have a document with the right number of pages, hardback books are the pinnacle of luxury.

A preferred choice for things such as high-end automotive or fashion brand books, wedding or memory photobooks as well as professional or creative portfolios, hardback books are made using a specialised case binding method. Both the front and back covers are wrapped around sturdy board whilst a strong glue is used to bind the inner pages. The result of this process is a robust, long-lasting durable product that looks top notch. And with a range from 32-400 pages, it’s an option widely available for lots of products. More than you probably think. So if you choose a hardback book, you’ll really bring your brochure to life. And you know it’ll stand the test of time.

KNP | Hardback book

Before we leave you…..

Folded Leaflets

OK, so it’s not strictly come dancing. Sorry, it’s not strictly binding! But folding is still an option for you to consider depending on what you want to print. And if it’s the right option for your job, that’s what we’ll advise. We won’t do something if it’s not in your best interests.

If you’re looking for a simple menu or flyer for example, then folding might just be the best choice. There are several different types of fold like half-fold, z-fold, gate-fold or….. Well, if folding is right, we can get into what type with you then. Perhaps not now eh?

KNP | Folded leaflet

Aaaand that’s it. The end of our quick and easy to get your head round guide to brochure binding. Wasn’t a bind was it?

Hopefully it gives you what you need to find the right fit for your brochure, booklet, manual or whatever it is you need printing. But we’re always here to discuss and advise. To help you make the right decision.

Give us a shout and one of the team will be more than happy to discuss your requirements with you. Until then…..

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