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Comparison of glued binding and sewn with wire.

Catalogs, company brochures

Design

For printing advertising catalogs, a design in PDF format should be provided in a size compatible with the mock-up of the product ordered.
The mock-up for the project and its description are available on the product configurator's page.

Cover ridge

When designing, the important aspect when selecting the glued binding is the width of the back of the cover.
For a paper with a weight of 130g in gloss, the thickness of one sheet should be 0.08 mm, in the case of matte paper, this value is 0.09 mm.
For a 170 g paper, these values are 0.09 and 0.10 mm respectively.
The color of the back for aesthetic reasons and manufacturing tolerances is the safest way to design in the color of the cover.

Printing

We provide printing in two different technologies, which makes our offer flexible and tailored to the customer's needs. For the expenditures from 1 to several hundred pieces, digital printing technology is used, while in thousands of copies we use offset printing technology. We print black and color on a wide spectrum of papers. Popular paper combinations are 250-300g for the cover + 130-170g for the middle of the catalog.

Refinement

The printout can be refined with varnish or laminate mat / gloss and also UV selective varnish.

Frames available for advertising catalogs:

Sewed with wire

In this type of binding, a wire is used to connect cards, commonly found in notebooks, hence the colloquially used name "booklet binding". The saddle-stitching binding applies to a book with a volume of 8 to several dozen pages (depends directly on the thickness of the paper used). The ridge in this frame has a gentle shape as opposed to a book in a soft cover. In this type of binding, the number of pages of the book must be divisible by 4. This type of binding is less durable than the soft glued binding because the pages are attached only in two points, not the entire length. Binding with wire is the cheapest available on offer.

Soft glued

The most popular type of book binding. The basic feature of this binding is a paper cover that allows you to bend (it is soft). Covers in books in a soft cover are usually papers and cartons in 250-350g weights - stiffness similar to a business card. The soft binding is used for books with a minimum of 80 pages. The spine should have a width of 5 to 50 mm. Publications with a small number of pages are not feasible in this technology and require the use of a wire-bound binding.

In the soft binding, depending on the needs, two gluing technologies are used: 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 which is constantly being improved. The latest varieties of hot glue achieve parameters of flexibility and durability similar to polyurethane glue, which significantly increases its use.
Hot-melt is characterized by high durability, adhesive bond and favorable price of production. It is most suitable for soft-printed books printed on uncoated paper. Its important advantage is the bonding speed, which occurs immediately after the glue has cooled, allowing further processing of the bookbinder and fast delivery of the finished product to the recipient.

PUR (polyurethane adhesive) - Adhesive cured during chemical reaction, obtains high flexibility and adhesion to all printing substrates. This gives tangible benefits when gluing books and catalogs with rigid coated paper inside. Thanks to the elastic glue joint, the book is easy to decompose without the risk of ridge fracture

Spiral binding

The luminaire is popularly used in various documentations, menus, catalogs, which will be intensively exploited. Thanks to the perforation of sheets and the use of a metal spiral, cards of any stiffness can be freely turned over. No ridge allows you to break the book in any way. It is a very convenient to use. The choice of spiral in different colors can be an additional decoration.