The Fact File.

Standard Print Finishing Binding Types

This is a selection of standard print finishing / binding types that are commonly used in the print industry today.

Wire Binding.

Wire binding

A metal or plastic coil wrapping through punched holes

Stab Stitching.

Stab Stitching

Papers bound through the thickeness and sometimes covered with tape

Saddle Stitching.

Saddle Stitching

Stitched with wire through the center fold

Loop stitching.

Loop Stitching

A saddle stitch but using looped wires for adding to a binder

 

Half canadian binding.

Half canadian binding

Wire binding that is partially concealed behind a square spine.

Full canadian binding.

Full canadian binding

Wire binding that is fully concealed behind a square spine.

 

Square backing

Square backing

A squared spine to a saddle stitch.

Perfect Binding.

Perfect Binding

Adhesive is used to bind the papers which are then covered with board.