Binding is an essential print process which involves the fastening of individual sheets together. Superior is proud to offer a wide variety of print binding styles, ensuring we can find the right method for your organizations next project. Our experienced staff will walk you through the different binding styles highlighting the functionalities of each until we determine the correct style for your print project.
Mechanical binding includes both Wire-O and Spiral methods. Wire-O binding provides an aesthetically pleasing, layflat piece where the pre punched sheets are bound by a closed wire. Conversely, Spiral binding has more flexibility and will not crush- proving ideal for mailing.
Adhesive, otherwise known as perfect binding, is predominantly used for paperback books. Books are trimmed and inserted into a cover along with adhesive backing to hold the pages and cover together.
Sewn binding is one of the oldest forms of book binding and has passed the test of time due to its durability. Pages are bound together via pieces of thread and are adhered to the books spine. Sewn bound books are perceived as very high quality and lay flat when opened. Superior is also enthused to offer customers smyth sewn options.
Case binding is a binding method often used for hardcover books. Its name derives from its construction, where pages are fabricated using a hard outside case for the perfect bind; however, this method requires specific book page numbers and types.
Typically reserved for books of 60 pages or less, saddle stitching refers to the binding method where pages are folded together on one side, then stapled at the fold line on the other side. Saddle stitching can be done with or without a book cover.
Folding & Gluing
Folding and gluing transforms a flat piece of printed material into a finished product, such as packaging, boxes, envelopes, or promotional items. Finished products are constructed by folding the fat piece along pre-determined lines or creases then applying adhesive which holds the finished product together.
Superior also offers a vast array of non-traditional binding methods on a unique case basis. Services offered include: Singer sewn, padding, remoistenable glue, and tape binding.
Superior developed and produced a unique, rugged looking book in order to showcase Jeep’s wrangler line. Jeep wanted this piece to exude their brand values and convey their intended identity to new and prospective customers. Superior created a sewn book with an exposed spine; featuring a foil stamped, partial chipboard cover that clearly displayed their brand identity.
“After being bounced around for months by all others it was refreshing to meet someone who was genuinely interested in the project at hand. I was immediately put at ease and from that moment on I had a true partner in production. Jim and the team at Superior worked tirelessly, with me, to create the editions of my book that I have today“
“The books just arrived a few minutes ago and look FANTASTIC, the packaging is first class and the book itself is great!“
“We hold ourselves to the highest standards and we appreciate the attention to detail and high quality output Superior always delivers“
“Superior is instrumental in helping us identify, develop, and launch new products. Their ability to scale up production and handle fulfillment when orders increase has contributed to our storefront’s success“
“I am so impressed it is beautifully made, and it makes a really great personalized gift“