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Paper is an important issue when producing a book. It is important to consider the weight and thickness of the book. If the book has few pages, the use of bulky paper of considerable thickness can have a beneficial effect. In the case of books with a significant number of pages, consider its significant weight and volume, in this case it is worth using papers with a smaller thickness and weight. The size of the spine in various types of binding has its limit, therefore the issue of its thickness matters. Amber papers are primarily characterized by high whiteness, unlike Ecco Book papers, which have a cream color similar to that of old books.

Paper Name Weight (g / m²) opacity (%) Whiteness (CIE) Thickness (µm)
Amber Graphic 80 92 143 99
Amber Graphic 90 94 143 110
Amber Preprint 90 95 167 117
Ecco Book Cream 2.0 60 92 75 120
Ecco Book Cream 2.0 70 93 75 140
Ecco Book Lux 1.8 90 90 75 162

Types of book binding

Sewn with wire

This type of binding uses wire, commonly found in notebooks, to connect sheets of paper, hence the commonly used name "notebook binding". The notebook binding is used for a book with a volume of 8 to several dozen pages (directly depends on the thickness of the paper used). The ridge in this binding has a mild shape, unlike a paperback book. In this type of binding the number of pages of a book must be divisible by 4. The binding of this type is less durable than a soft glued binding because the pages are fastened only in two points, and not along the entire length. The binding sewn with wire is the cheapest available.

Soft glued

The most popular type of book binding. The basic feature of this binding is the paper cover, which allows it to bend (it is soft). Covers in paperback books are usually papers and cardboard boxes weighing 250-350g - stiffness similar to a business card. Paperback is used for books of at least 80 pages. The ridge should be between 5 and 50 mm wide. Publications with a small number of pages are not feasible in this technology and require the use of wire stitching .

In soft binding, two gluing technologies are used, depending on the needs: Hot-melt and PUR.

Hot-melt (hot glue) is the most popular method commonly found in books for decades. There are many varieties of glue in this technology that is constantly being improved. The latest varieties of hot glue achieve elasticity and durability parameters similar to polyurethane glue, which significantly increases its use.
Hot-melt is characterized by high durability, glue joint and favorable production price. It is most suitable for paperback books printed on uncoated paper. Its significant advantage is the setting speed, which occurs immediately after the adhesive has cooled, allowing for further bookbinding and quick delivery of the finished product to the recipient.

PUR (polyurethane adhesive) - An adhesive cured during a chemical reaction, gaining high elasticity and adhesion to all printing substrates. This gives measurable benefits when gluing books and catalogs with rigid coated paper inside. Thanks to the flexible glue joint, the book can be easily unfolded without the risk of spine breakage.

Hardcover

The most expensive binding available based on a rigid cardboard cover having a thickness of about 2 mm. Popularly used in encyclopedias and other editions requiring exceptional presence. It allows you to easily unfold the book almost completely flat without the risk of spine rupture. The cover is printed on this type of binding on thin paper, which is then glued to cardboard of considerable thickness and rigidity. Books in this type of binding are heavy and resistant to damage, e.g. bending of corners.

Spiral binding

The luminaire is popularly used in various documents, menus and catalogs that will be intensively used. Thanks to the perforation of the sheets and the use of a metal spiral, sheets of any stiffness can be turned freely. The lack of a spine makes it possible to break the book in any way. This luminaire is very convenient to use. The possibility of choosing a spiral in different colors can be an additional ornament.

Printing

We provide printing in two different technologies, which makes our offer flexible and tailored to customer needs. Digital printing technology is used for print runs of 1 to several hundred, while we use offset print technology for print runs counted in thousands. We carry out printing in black and color.

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