Bindery Guide Part 2: Saddle Stitch Binding, Screw Post Binding, Paper Edge Binding, & Perfect Binding July 25, 2022 Edge OneEducational Information Uncategorized No Comments Last week, we highlighted three of our book binding methods: Coil Binding, GBC Binding, and Twin Loop Binding. As with most projects, there are different techniques that you can consider when you are looking to bind your print materials. Today we will discuss Saddle Stitch Binding, Screw Post Binding, Paper Edge Binding, and Perfect Binding, and see what will work best for your specific project. Saddle Stitch Binding What it is: Multiple sheets of paper with two staples applied at the fold. One sheet represents four pages in the book. Exterior spine of book can be a rounded or square edge finish. Best for: Booklets, comics, magazines, etc. Page count: 8 page min (2 sheets), 60 page max (15 sheets). Screw Post Binding What it is: Also known as Chicago Screw. Holes are drilled through pages and the book is bolted together. For drawing sets, a plastic strip is placed on each side of the set. Best for: Technical documents, art & photo books. Page count: Unlimited, but will become heavy and unmanageable if too large. Paper Edge Binding What it is: Also known as Peep Squirrel. Folded paper is applied to the binding edge of drawing sets with staples. Best for: Technical drawing sets. Page count: 200 sheets maximum. Perfect Binding What it is: Multiple sheets of paper with a cover made from heavier stock, glued together at the spine. Once glue has cured for 24 hours, the books are then trimmed for a clean finish. Best for: Books, catalogs, & magazines. Page count: 350 sheets maximum. If you are interested in the different bindings we offer, don’t hesitate to reach out with a special project request, or contact us with any questions.