Catalog Printing Online: The two Most Common Options for Binding
Binding is a method done to fasten loose sheets together, regardless of how thick or narrow the resulting pile would be. This is carried out after most, if not all, of the other steps in the completely printing method have been done such as printing and cutting.
Catalogs are highly favored when it comes to comprehensive promotion and promotion materials, and manuals. They offer over space compared to brochures so people get the advantage of more information and plenty of images. Should you engage in catalog printing online, an option, which offers the same quality catalogs, coupled with convenience, there is a few things that you ought to know first, in binding.
There are several ways to bind sheets together, and several materials to use for fastening. But among these options, the one most popular are wire-O binding with double loop wires, and saddle stitching with staple wires.
Which two suits your catalogs better?
1. Wire-O binding
You have probably seen a catalog fastened using the wire-o binding method. Double loop wires resemble the wires in school notebooks, except that (1) they are not spirally looped, and (2) one stands of wire go per loop.
To give you a better idea and to help you make the decision when you opt to go for catalog printing online, below are a few facts about each binding technique and the material used for each.
Since wire loops are employed, the bundled sheets of the catalogs to be subjected to wire-o binding are bored will rectangular holes along the left side.
This sturdy material makes an ideal candidate for thick catalogs. The diameter of the loop is determined according to the number of pages and general thickness of the catalog to make room for the turning of pages. Another advantage of double loop wires is their appearance.
Given its sturdy quality, they cost over other binding materials. Therefore, for narrow catalogs, it is not that it would not look so lovely on it, but it would be uneconomical to go for double loop wires.
2. Saddle stitching
Again, the term ’saddle stitching’ may be unfamiliar but certainly, the material is not. Staple wires and staplers are so common that even households have them. Staple wires (the thicker variety) are placed along the catalog’s spine, the line created from folding sheets from a midpoint either crosswise or lengthwise.
Since the catalog needs to be folded and thinking about the size of staple wires, only a few pages can be accommodated. Therefore, using such fastening tools for thick paper piles would result to poor binding.
Another thing that you ought to specify when you are printing online is the type and coating of the stock. If you opt for thicker ones, those with UV coatings, it is highly likely that the folded covers of your catalogs would finish folded in twisted lines and the coating would crack.