Questions tagged [binding]

Questions related to folding and "connecting" printed pieces together. This includes stapling, perfect bound, spiral binding, etc.

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Is binding correction necessary for a single-sided, bound document?

In book design, the combined inner margins of the recto and verso pages should add up to the outer margin of a single page (of course there are different designs). When I open a book, I see: left ...
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How to paint book edges?

I'm binding a custom book. The edges of the text block need to be painted black. I've been experimenting with techniques but have not found the perfect one yet. The best I have so far is using ...
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Does a sewn booklet need to be printed differently from a stapled one?

I am making a booklet. I am going to sew the pages together instead of having my printers' staple it. I am aware that when a booklet is intended for stapling, a calculation is made and the design is ...
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Deciding On Inside Margins For A Perfect-bound Book

What factors should guide my decision on adding extra inside margins when preparing a book for perfect binding? I'm working on a book that will be perfectly bound. It's a budget job, so I'm using an ...
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How to print PDF for perfect binding

I have an eBook I want to print so it can be perfect bound. Booklet option in Acrobat Reader is not useful at all. I have tested several ways. Is there any free software to do such a simple task? It ...
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Is it usually possible to saddle stitch A4 landscape?

I'm only a newbie and I can see lots of A4 portrait saddle stitched print options and A5 landscape, but not A4 landscape. Just wondered if it wasn't possible for most printers for some reason? Thanks
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What is a good technique for binding a saddle stitch booklet with a hard-ish cover?

I'm working on a small saddle stitched booklet. The concept involves a relatively hard-ish, see-through cover. The first time around, I simply folded a sheet of polypropylene and sewed everything ...
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Minimum number of pages for a pur-bind or perfect-bind book?

Pur-binding and perfect-binding are styles of binding where the pages are glued into a flat spine (pur-binding is basically stronger version of perfect binding). What is the minimum number of pages ...
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How do I set pages in the right order for a perfect bound book in Indesign?

2 documents. 1st is the front and back covers. 2nd document is the 56 pages of the booklet I want to create. I would like to print these pages and perfectly bind the book by hand. Is there a way ...
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Certain Printing Specifications for Folding

I want to be able to print on tabloid paper then fold it like a booklet but with a spine. So essentially it would have two folds so that it somewhat represents a spine. I would also want to have it ...