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Book Types

(15/06/2016)

Book Types

Book Types

Wire stitched

The simplest type of binding is wire-stitched; it is easy to open and at the lower end of the price range. Wire-stitching is usually best for books with a shorter expected lifetime such as company manuals, magazines and flyers.

Wire-stitched brochures may be provided in a classic version, with flat clasps and in a version with so called Ω-clasps that can be filed in folders.

 

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PUR Paperback

Designed especially for books that are not frequently handled, the PUR paperback is the most common type of binding, ideal for catalogues, reports and other paperbacks. Production costs are low and the process is relative swift. There are two variants because of the type of glue used; one is more suitable for books requiring greater stability.

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Paperback sewn

A book such as a travel guide, undergoing higher levels of stress but without frequent use, may be best as a sewn paperback. The technique is suitable for publications not thicker than 30mm. Like the PUR paperback, two types of glue can be used but here the book is also sewn for added strength.

 

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Quarter bound

A quarter bound book has its boards covered with paper and the spine of the book is bound with cloth or other suitable material. The paper covering may be printed or finished in various ways.

 

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Hardcover sewn

The hardbound binding is the most elaborate and sturdy type of binding and this is reflected in the slightly higher price and length of production time. The lifetime and attractiveness of a sewn hardcover surpass other binding styles many times. This type of binding is composed of the inner block and hard book covers, bridged by the front and back endpapers. It is suitable for all kinds of publications where long-term use is expected, including picture publications and literature.

A combination of covers and types of spines are available for the hardbound book, influencing the aesthetic presentation of the book, its durability and price.

 

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Hardcover with dust jacket

The most elaborate hardbound binding combines the sewn hardcover with an attractive protective jacket; this works to complement the book aesthetically and in terms of content. The book may also contain one or more reader bookmarks.

Again, the extra properties create a slightly longer production time and increased cost and are suitable for superior products that need excellence, beauty and strength.

 

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Wiro bound

The spiral binding group is available for the production of calendars, manuals and instructional materials. Sheets of the block are connected to the cover using either wound plastic or wire, giving easy opening to the eventual user. We can offer spiral binding featuring an undivided cover or jacket creating a pleasing aesthetic on the shelf.

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Flexibound

The ‘flexi-cover’ is, as the name implies, a combination of a section sewn book block encased in a flexible, turned-edge cover. The cover can be film laminated for extra rub-resistance, especially suitable for cookbooks, catalogues and directories.This distinct binding style offers the advantages of both perfect binding and case binding. The result is a book with extra durability and flexibility yet with reduced cost and production time. Flexi-cover books also have a higher perceived value than a perfect-bound book, a desirable quality for many retail applications.

 

Source:http://www.pbprintuk.com/