3 Methods of Mechanical Binding You Should Recognize
Mechanical binding can help your next book project exceed expectations.
Mechanical binding can help your next book project exceed expectations. Whether you are a self-published author launching your first book signing tour, or a famous writer promoting your latest bestseller, this style of binding can help you put your best foot forward. Here are some methods of mechanical binding you should learn more about; these are wire-o, concealed wire, and plastic spiral binding.
First up on our list is wire-o binding. The wires involved in this method of mechanical binding make it an excellent choice for many different projects, not just for books. Occasionally, you might see that this technique is called double loop binding. When you need your book to lay flat while it’s in use, then wire-o is the solution you need. No matter how you need to fold it, this method allows you to manipulate the pages however you wish, and you won’t even need two hands to do it, either.
Concealed Wire Binding
The second technique we’ll look at is called concealed wire binding. Concealed wire binding is better-suited to book projects that need to last longer. For instance, they could be hardback books, but it can also be an effective solution for softcover books too. Whether you need a calendar or a notebook created just for you, then concealed wire binding is the way to go. Regardless of which project you pursue, the wire binding will be hidden along the spine. This technique also ensures that your final product will lay flat and perform as you expect it to with minimal frustration for the end user. However, depending on your needs, you might be interested in plastic spiral binding instead.
Plastic Spiral Binding
Finally, let’s examine plastic spiral binding. Although it is similar to wire binding, the main difference is that it uses plastic. However, another similarity that concealed wire and plastic spiral binding have in common is the step up effect, where the pages will pop towards the reader when the covers are opened. The plastic spirals are also highly durable, so that they will remain intact even after some rough handling.
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