Book binding:


-Pasting; Sheets get held together with a small bead of glue at the spine, however it can only be used for8 to 12 signatures. Although it does have the lowest cost.

-Saddle stitching:- Sheets are held together by two stitches or staples, meaning it is very cheap to create and reproduce. IT is more durable than pasting although it still holds very few pages like pasting.

-Spiral Binding:- Wire is wound in a spiral fashiion through holes punched in the pages edge, meaning it is suitable for larger page counts, whilst still having the abilty to lay flat when opened. However it is more expensive due to the wire.

-Perfect Binding:- The interior sheets bound to the cover with liquid adhesive, leaving an impressive apperance, although a little common due to paperback books, whilst still being able to hold large page counts, along with the extra space the spine will allow, although the spine does not allow for the book laying flat when opened. (although tehre is ‘perfect lay flat binding’ which allows the book to lay flat in this method, although it is far more expensive to reproduce.)

-Double-O-wire Binding:- This is a variation of spiral binding, however with two sets of coils in parallel. This is still suitable for larger page counts, and still lays flat when opened; although more expensive than single, although better in appearance than single spiral.

-GBC binding:- Pages held together by plastic comb, which is a little expensive; the cost of the comb, although it does hold more pages, and still lays flat when opened.

-Japanese binding:- The pages are held together by string around the edge; four holes that are all connected together with the same thread without going over the lines inequaly. It is inexpensive and more appealing in appearance.

-Smyth binding:- The signatures are held together individualy with a couple of stitches, then the signatures are all held together with a loop between the stitches. The technological method is fairly expensive, although by hand it takes a bit of time but works fairly well. The stitches are then hidden by glue which connects the cover to the pages, meaning that the signatures need to be sowed tightly. This is the method for hard-cover books.


– French folding:- The book is made by folding one page in 4, via folding in one direction and then to the other, with the open end the spine, and it is commonly created with the open short end at the top; to have a decorative inside within.

-Accordian foling:- This time folding one page into 3 or 5 equally in alternate directions.

-Double parallel brochure:- This uses one page in half, then fold it again in the same direction.

-Double Gate Fold:- Which uses one page folded into 4 with the last two end panels folded into the middle, a little shorter in width.

We plan to use japanese binding due to its simplicity, but still charming apperance, for our group book. Although I plan to delve into the binding methods and experiment fully with them all, to appropriately understand the project we have been given.

conclusion about which to create, why and simplicity of its creation and reproduction


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