Larger than a brochure and flyer, yet smaller than a catalog, booklets are an ideal solution when you might need an employee handbook, sales piece, event program, or even a short investor report. However, booklets can come in many designs and can be fraught with mistakes along the way. Here are a few important things to consider when you design your booklet printing. Booklet Printing Binding The binding of a booklet can be in many forms.
- 3-ring – This type of notebook binding is popular because it allows the maker to remove or add pages when necessary.
- Saddle stitching – Saddle stitching is very durable and used for booklets that should last and have a professional feel. However, pages cannot lay flat with this type of binding.
- Staple – One of the most popular bindings for business booklet printing, staple binding booklets are designed with an even number of pages. They are then stapled in the center and folded.
- Spiral – Also called coil binding, spiral binding should not be used for booklet printing jobs that need to last. Pages tend to tear and binding can have a tendency to uncoil.
- Thermal – Also known as “perfect” binding, this form uses heated glue to attach pages together, along with a cover spine. This option is usually more expensive, but comes with the feel of a paperback book or magazine.