When discussing document binding with your clients, it’s important to understand that different binding methods are suited for certain documents. For example, a small document such as a simple brochure or booklet is easier to bind than a thick document. If your clients are unsure of what type of binding is right for them, it’s a good idea to point them in the right direction according to their specific needs and preferences. Below, we have gathered some of our top tips for choosing the right binding option for certain documents and how you can discuss these options with your clients:
Understand that one size doesn’t fit all
There are so many different types of binding methods that your clients can use for their documents. It’s important, though, that they understand that one type of binding may not be the best solution for all their binding needs. For example, if your client is looking to print and bind their catalogue or an illustrated book, they may prefer to use a hardback binding or paperback binding depending on personal preference and cost etc.
Choose Wire binding for an elegant option
Some of your clients may prefer a wire binding for their document, which is great for a simple but elegant look. When choosing this type of binding, you need to use a 12mm border on the edge of the pages that will be bound. This is to avoid losing important content during the design and printing process and ensures no text or graphics are missing. Wire spines come in different sizes and thickness, allowing you to bind up to 300 pages.
Emphasis the versatility and quality of a Perfect Bound
This is one of the most popular binding methods and for a very good reason. They’re perfect for a beautiful, premium finish to your client’s documents and are incredibly versatile. Perfect binding can be used for the company magazine, catalogue or a simple brochure. With a perfect bound, your client can add a matte, gloss or soft touch laminated cover for an even greater impact. This form of binding is often used for books and involves the use of a very strong thermal adhesive for a secure and lasting bond.
Help them save money with Saddle Stitch binding
For a simple binding method, you may want to advise your client to choose a simple saddle stitch. This is the easiest form of binding in which the pages are folded, creased and stabled professionally. If your client wants to save money on their binding, this is the one for them. It’s perfect for binding booklets, magazines, manuals, catalogues and brochures etc.