• Binding type

    Binding types

    Which type to use and when?
    • Types of binding explained
    • Top applications
    • Binding options table
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Types of binding explained

Here at Doxdirect, we offer a wide range of binding types to ensure your hard work is presented in the best possible format. However, we understand that it can be difficult to know which option is best suited for a project. This page runs through every binding type available and what media they are most accommodating for!

  • Spiral binding

    Spiral bound book

    Spiral binding is where a coil wire binds pages together so that they can open on a flat surface.

    This makes the document easier to read and is great for showcasing high-res images. This is commonly used for dissertations, reports, notebooks and cookbooks.

  • Perfect binding

    Hardback book

    Perfect binding is when the pages of a book are bound to the spine and cover using a strong thermal glue, instead of sewing.

    Doxdirect specialise in perfect binding for both paperback books and hardback books. You can also customise the front cover of your book using our Cover Design Tool.

  • Saddle stitching

    Saddle stitch booklet

    Saddle stitching is where folded pages are stapled together through the fold line with metal wire staples. The staples are then clamped together in the centre pages to secure the binding. This is often used for documents with smaller page counts, e.g. magazines, booklets and look books.
  • Ring binding

    Ring binder training manual

    Ring binders are a great way to present documents with many pages or documents separated into chapters. Pages are hole punched and held on circular or D-shaped metal retainers. The document is provided in a PVC white presentation binder with a clear pocket on the front for a cover page of your choice.
  • Corner stapled

    Corner stapled memoirs

    This is the simplest version of binding. It involves stapling the sheets together at the top left of the document. This method is often used for documents such as résumés, newsletters, handouts and more.
  • Unbound document

    Unbound examination papers

    If you would like to print on sheets that are not bound (also referred to as ‘loose leaf’), then this is the best option for you. Unbound printing is especially good for flyers, posters and leaflets.

Options for binding

Type
Price*
Size, orientation & binding edge
Max. pages
£2.40

A3 landscape
Left hand binding edge

A3 portrait
Top binding edge

A4 / A5 portrait or landscape
Left hand or top binding edge

up to 586 pages
£4.84

A4 portrait or landscape
Left hand binding edge

A5 portrait or landscape
Left hand binding edge

up to 584 pages
£9.15

A4 portrait or landscape
Left hand binding edge

A5 portrait or landscape
Left hand binding edge

up to 584 pages
£1.99

A4 portrait
Left hand binding edge

A4 landscape
Top binding edge

A5 portrait or landscape
Left hand binding edge

up to 584 pages
£4.35

A4 portrait
Left hand binding edge

A5 portrait
Left hand binding edge

up to 1182 pages
£1.76

A4 portrait or landscape

up to 92 pages
£1.64

A3 portrait or landscape

A4 portrait or landscape

A5 portrait or landscape

Custom sizes

unlimited

* Price is per copy when ordering 50 copies with the following spec: A4 portrait, 48 pages, B&W, double sided.
Please use the price calculator on our home page for other options and prices.