One of the simplest, yet most effective ways to bind a report or notebook style product is using wire o binding.
From the simplest form of journalists notepad to a complex document containing hundreds of sheets of paper we can wire-o-bind your books in a choice of colours and sizes, with wrap rounds, french folded text, throw out pages or even hard ‘case board’ covers. Wire o tends to be metal wires, and is different to spiral binding (which is usually plastic coil that is continuous). Find out the difference here
If you aren’t sure of the difference go here first.
The simple choice between printing on one or both sides of the cover of wirebound books, or using one or other for some or all of the text leaves that form the body of your document can really make the difference between your product feeling thin and insubstantial or too thick and cumbersome to handle. Adding fold out or short pages can easily add interest and features, as well as act as a good way to separate pages or sections without the added cost of die cut tabs which can be prohibitively expensive if you only need a short run of wire-bound books.
Half Canadian or simple wire-bound
There are a number of ways to approach wire o binding to suit the nature of your document, its size and extent, or simply to suit the preference of the designer or client. Well thought through wire-bound booklets made well using the right choice of technique helps the tactility of the finished product – and when combined with the right paper or board the whole experience of holding, opening and enjoying a document can really change.
Altering the visual perception of the reader/holder is nothing new, since the gloriously ecclesiastical of the illuminated manuscript gospels produced around the year AD700 on the tiny island of Lindisfarne to the holographic foil-faced boards we have access to today. Although they didn’t have quite the same array of choices that we now offer.
If the chosen material is too thin the perception of cheap and nasty can become overwhelming, whilst thicker more luxurious textured boards can sometime give the appearance of being ‘too much’ as well as obviously adding to the overall cost of production. Its very much a question of balance. Ask for a copy of our latest paper swatch today, or send us a sample page and we’ll proof it for you. Or pop in and talk to us about the result you want to achieve and we’ll help and advise on what materials might be most appropriate.
We offer a little box of binding techniques – which is a great way to explore the options or explain to your client what the finished product will look like.
or have a look at the other binding methods we offer here