Binding

We offer a range of in-house binding services.


Document with saddle stitching

Document with saddle stitching

Saddle stitch

This is a method of binding where the folded pages are stitched through the spine from the outside using wire staples. We recommend limiting saddle stitch to documents under 64 pages in length. These should be set up in multiples or signatures of four (4, 8, 12, 16, etc.). The staples will be positioned in the middle spread.


Perfect bound document

Perfect bound document

Perfect binding

This is a type of binding where the edges of the sheets are glued to the cover, just like a telephone book. We recommend this type of binding for larger books over 48 pages in length. Please note the margins in the spine are quite large, and this needs to be allowed for in the design.


pur_bindingPUR binding

This is the same as perfect binding, however the glue compound used in PUR is stronger. The extra strength makes it ideal for booklets of 200 pages or more.

Please note that using this process requires 72 hours to cure the glue once the job has been bound before we can trim and dispatch.


Wire bound document

Wire bound document

Plastic coil bound document

Plastic coil bound document

Spiral binding

This is also known as ‘wiro binding’. It’s a method of securing loose printed pages using single or double loop wire or plastic that fits into round or rectangular holes in the pages. We recommend spiral binding for blank notebooks and reports. Impact Digital stocks a wide range of plastic coils and metal wiros. Please note that broad spine margins need to be allowed for in the design. The book can consist of any number of pages.


French fold

This is a sheet which is usually printed on one side only and then folded with two right angle folds to form a four page uncut section. It can then be bound together using perfect binding. This is a premium method of binding, and can be used on small or large brochures or books.