artwork by Ann Aubitz
Types of Books
Perfect Bound Books
A great choice for your novel or non-fiction epic
Perfect Binding is a widely used soft cover book binding method. With this binding method, the pages and cover are glued together at the spine with a strong yet flexible thermal glue. ... They have a square, printed spine and the cover is usually made from paper or card stock that is heavier than the interior pages.
Spiral Bound Books
Great for your workbook, journal, or notebook
Spiral bound books can be printed in color or black and white, double or single sided, printed on standard sized paper and stacked together. The sheets are then punched and a spiral, or coil, is inserted through the holes to create a book
These are great for events and booklets
In the printing industry, Saddle Stitching refers to a very popular book binding method in which folded sheets are gathered together one inside the other and then stapled through the fold line with wire staples. The staples pass through the folded crease from the outside and are clinched between the center-most pages.
Hard Cover Books
Works well for journals
A hardcover or hardback (also known as hardbound, and sometimes as case-bound) book is one bound with rigid protective covers (typically of Binder's board or heavy paperboard covered with cloth, heavy paper, or occasionally leatherette).