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What is Scoring?

Scoring is critical to any binding job. Ask to see a scoring sample before your job is finished to ensure you get a clean and accurate fold. The score should run in the same direction as the grain of the paper. If the design format requires folding in both directions, the primary fold should be parallel to the grain. Test the sample score by gently folding the paper; a good score will not crack or tear on the outside edges. If the paper does crack,the score may need to be wider and deeper. Some scoring problems are caused by improper moisture content in the paper; paper should remain covered when not in use to avoid drying out. If the paper has been exposed, it might help to run the paper through an offset press with a fountain solution to help re-moisten the stock. Check with your printer. Finally, be sure the embossed ridge that results from the score is on the inside of the fold [see figures 5 and 6].

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Limitations to print on the spine of a perfect bind cover

On a perfect bound or double loop cover, you may print the entire area of thespine, but be sure to consult with us beforehand. You’ll need to measure the spine using a bulking dummy to be sure of the exact width. Ink coverage that traps to scoresor bleeds across the spine will also need close attention to ensure proper registrationand to avoid cracking. In addition, perfect bound books will need four scores on the cover [two backbone plus two hinge] for durability and to protect any glued areas when opening. The paper you choose is also a consideration for perfect bind books; text and cover pages must be parallel with the spine or the covers may wrinkle.

Binding Methods – Different Types of Binding

Binding Methods – Different Types of Binding

Binding Methods

Binding a book means attaching sheets together. There are a number of ways to attach sheets together. Some common options include gluing, stitching and sewing. Binding techniques can generally be grouped into these categories: Continue Reading…

Binding Methods – Perfect Binding

Perfect Binding

Perfect Binding

The spine or the book is cut and roughened, adhesive is applied to the rough edges and a cover is glued firmly in place. Bleeds and crossovers are also handled differently on perfect bound books. Continue Reading…

Binding Methods – Spiral Binding

Binding Methods – Spiral Binding

Spiral Binding

Spiral Stitching

To bind using a spiral of continuous wire or plastic looped through punched holes. Continue Reading…

Binding Methods – Saddle Stitch Binding

Binding Methods – Saddle Stitch Binding

Saddle Stitch Binding

Saddle Stitching

Most common type of binding, is stapling sheets together where they fold at the spine. They are commonly used for Booklets, brochures, newsletters, pamphlets, direct mailers, magazines and catalogs. Continue Reading…