Step 4: Binding


After the sheets are printed and dry, they are delivered to the bindery. At the bindery, the flats are folded and collated into book signatures —properly folded 32- or 64-page sections—that are then bound in proper sequence. All of these functions are automated.

Book binding also involves sewing the signatures together, gluing the spine, and inserting lining and trimming the edges. The amount and type of binding depends on the type of book (paperback or hardback) and its size. In the final step, the book is "cased in," or enclosed in a cover.


We offer almost all kinds of binding: Wire-O, Spiral Bound or Coil Bound, Screw Bound, Perfect Bound, Plastic Grip, Sewn Bound, Tape Bound, Stab Stitched or Side Stitched, Loop Stitched, Hardcover or Case Bound.



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Process of Manufacturing- Introduction

Process of Manufacturing- Step 1: Prepress

Process of Manufacturing- Step 2: Computer to Plate

Process of Manufacturing- Step 3: Printing

Process of Manufacturing- Step 5: Quality Check