Have you been lumbered with the responsibility of sorting out your company’s annual reports? Tough break. But it’s not all bad: at DigitalPrinting.co.uk, you can get high-quality reports printed and delivered fast to any UK location. But what report binding method will you choose? In this post, DigitalPrinting.co.uk discusses the three most common types of report binding, highlighting their relative advantages and weaknesses and helping you make the right choice.
What is perfect binding?
If you’re looking for reports with a sense of sophistication and professionalism, consider perfect binding. This binding method is used for reports, magazines, paperback books and so much more. Pages are folded into sections and glued to an exterior cover along the spine using a strong adhesive, such as PUR glue. Although perfect bound reports cannot open flat, they’re super easy to stack and look amazing.
What is saddle stitch binding?
Saddle stitching is a cost-effective alternative to perfect binding. In terms of complexity, it’s probably the most simple report binding method, too. Pages are folded and creased down the centre line to be subsequently stapled together. Although an effective report binding method, saddle stitched documents are limited to 48 printed pages which may be an issue depending on whether it is for an annual report or not. For more sizeable reports, spiral binding may be a more suitable alternative.
What is spiral binding?
Spiral binding, also known as wire binding and coil binding, utilises a durable metal coil to bind pages together along the spine edge of a book. The main advantage of spiral binding is that it enables pages to open freely and does not require the user to hold them in place. This could be beneficial in terms of an end-of-year presentation, as attendees can reference report material with ease. Moreover, the fact that spiral bound documents are available at anywhere between 4 and 180 leaves — or 360 printed sides — renders this a versatile binding method with a multitude of possible applications.
Report binding at DigitalPrinting.co.uk
At www.DigitalPrinting.co.uk, we offer multiple types of report binding, including saddle stitching, perfect binding and spiral binding. For report printing, we use only state of the art HP Indigo Digital Presses; famed for their rich colours, high-resolution imagery and clear, easy-to-read text. To get free UK delivery on all types of report binding, visit www.DigitalPrinting.co.uk today and achieve an order value of £75*.