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With the benefit of bind-sight: how should your book be bound?

Are you thinking about binding your own book? Whether you are thinking of self-publishing, want to create a gift or perhaps are thinking about doing it as a way to improve your marketing, it’s a great way to create a personalized product for you and your customers to enjoy. What is important is to figure out how you are actually going to bind your book. There are lots of different options for you to try in order to change the appearance and stability of your book. You may even want to consider trying to combine different options together to increase its stability. Read on to learn more about your options.

 

Utilizing the right tools

If you are going to bind a book, you are going to need to have the technology to help you. Of course, you can buy thread, binding glue and quality paper at any good craft store, but you should also think about purchasing a book binding machine. Duplo International provides quality binding machines that can be used to create any sort of book or booklet. Having the right machine can make the process simple and allow you to quickly get your information into a readable format. If you are nervous about binding your own book, this is a great way of skipping the process and just ending up with a fantastic product.

Glue Binding

One of the most common ways of binding a book is through glue. Having the right type of glue can make or break a project. That’s why you need to purchase high-quality binding glue. One you have done this then get your papers and have the lined as neatly as possible. You will then want to fold each pile of sheets cross-wise and in half. You should then unfold each stack and fold them over. Staple the paper stack on the crease. Make sure that each page has two staples in them. Once completed you can then stick these pages to a piece of thin fabric before applying glue to the spine of the book. Voila, you have a glue binding!

Saddle Stitching

This is one of the easiest methods of binding a book together. If you are looking for a simple way of making a quick book, that is also economical in cost, you can use saddle stitching. Fold each page and crease them. You can then staple the together with a special stapler with long jaws. This type of stapling is perfect for any booklet, magazine or book with small page counts.

Thread Binding

Thread binding is one of the most secure ways of binding a book together. The pages are folded into signature (aka. different sections). Each of these sections are then sew into the spine. For extra support, a binding glue is used to keep each page in place. No matter how big this type of book is, you will be happy to know that it will always remain flat. It is perfect if you want to create a business manual or perhaps a work handbook for your new employees.

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