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3 Types of Bookbinding Techniques

If you’re looking to have a great looking book in time for your next speaking engagement or you just want a few copies to give to friends and family, then you need to know more about the bookbinding techniques that can help make that happen.

If you’re looking to have a great looking book in time for your next speaking engagement or you just want a few copies to give to friends and family, then you need to know more about the bookbinding techniques that can help make that happen. Here is a closer look at the different methods that can make your book stand out in a crowded marketplace.

Hardcover Book Binding

Whenever a book first hits store shelves, more often than not it will be in hardcover. After six months to a year, paperback versions might start to be marketed. It all depends on how well a book sells. To improve your book’s sales, you should consider choosing a hardcover book. The covers are incredibly durable and are much more resistant to damage than the soft covers used for non-hardcover projects. Board, heavy paper, and leather are all used in the creation of hardcover books, although you may not always see all of the materials. The pages of text inside are often sewn together before being glued to special pieces of paper that help hold the sections onto the covers and spines.

Perfect Binding

Perfect binding is similar to hardcover binding but is not identical. Perfect binding is the technique used to create softcover books with cardstock serving as the main medium for the cover itself. These covers are giving lamination treatments or other coatings to help ensure that they last longer. Although more affordable than the hardcover method, perfect binding still delivers results that are just as beautiful. Since these books are lighter than books bound in other ways, they are also much easier to ship, which is perfect for self-published authors who need to fulfill large orders of their books.

Spiral Binding

The third type of bookbinding is known as spiral binding. This is where metal or plastic spirals bind the pages together. Wire binding is a similar technique that involves metal wire. Spiral binding makes the book more flexible and easier to bend in all directions.

Advantage Book Binding Can Help You Create the Printed Book You’ve Always Wanted!

Are you interested in having a bound novel? Are you entering the workforce, and need a bound portfolio to showcase your work? Advantage Book Binding offers plenty of services and binding types that are perfect for suiting your needs. We also offer specialty binding options for those of you looking for something extra special. Advantage Book Binding can advise you as to what kind of binding style will work best for your specific project, taking into consideration budget requirements to provide you with the most cost-effective and project-specific solution for you. Please contact us today for more information, and keep up with us on Facebook, Google +, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Also, don’t hesitate to visit us at our Baltimore headquarters.