What is document binding?

Document binding, as it relates to the printing industry, is a large subject. In general it refers to any documents that are bound into a finished product. Document binding can be broken into two categories, the first being mechanical document binding referring to plastic coil, wire-o, cerlox and stitched/stapled product. The second category is adhesive document binding referring to the use of adhesive tape or glue in order to bind a book.


Common terms used in this category include:

Plastic Coil binding, Wire-o Binding, Cerlox binding, Perfect Binding, Photobook binding, PUR glue, EVA Glue,  stapling, saddle stapling, corner stapling, saddle stitching, corner stitching