Bookbinding is simply binding a number of papers using materials to attach it together with a book cover that assembles as a book. This is pretty useful especially on important documents or information that we need in one single book. Now, it may be boring subject for most of us but it is really useful and handy to know some book biding techniques that could help us in sorting documents in the future.
There are a lot of book binding techniques that you can do with your papers or documents. If you’d notice, books have certain qualities that you need to check out first such as thickness, size, and the quality of paper used. Binding techniques vary within this kind of quality, we will be able to figure out what kind of book binding technique is best to use.
Here are some of the book binding techniques that you can use.
Spiral binding is one of the most common binding used in documents. Plastic wires are used to bind the papers together. You can see it mostly on spiral notebooks. Some uses wire, plastic wires or coils to hold and bind the papers.
This technique is also one of the most common in book binding. It is very similar to the Spiral binding however instead of using plastic wires or coils, you use plastic combs to hold the pages together. It looks like a notebook except that plastic combs allow pages to be opened and reattached when needed.
Twin Loop Wire
Twin loop wire is also similar to the spiral binding technique except that it uses dual wires to bind the papers together. It is also used in notebooks however, using twin loop wires allow pages to be opened flatly and is also durable.
This is not as common as the previous book binding techniques mentioned however, if you are in a hurry and the papers or documents that you have is not that important and does not need any fancy book binding, you can use this technique as it only uses staples to bind the papers together.
Stapled binding is where you can use any paper to cover both the front and the end of the documents and place the documents in between the sheet of paper and staple them together on one side. The amount of pages is limited in this technique as it can only hold what a staple can.
3-ring binding is rarely used in book binding but it is useful if you have a lot of documents that you need to hold on together. You can also reattach pages as it uses a ring that can be opened using the switches on each end of the ring binder and it usually have a tough cover for protection.