Binding – What’s what?

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So, Binding – What’s what?

Calling a bindery and asking for your 25 page document to be just bound is a little bit like going to Subway and asking for just a sandwich. There are different types, methods, sizes, shapes, materials, colours… there is a little more to it! But don’t worry, we can help make it easy! Check out the grid below to find out what style wire binding there is and take your pick!


Standard Binding Standard Binding – Most common cover style. Seperate front and back covers. Opens easily back to back.
Full Canadian Full Canadian (Square Back) – The partially hidden wire-o is exposed on the front and back cover. Flat spine allows for easy identification
Half Canadian Half Canadian (Back Cover Bind) – The parially hidden wire-o is exposed on the back cover, flat spine allows for easy identification.
Cased In Cased In – Standard wire-o pasted into a hard case with all the advantages of opening
Reverse Binding Reverse Binding – Allows for an expandable inside cover where a large spread image is important. The binding is hidden and the spine is flat. Back flap can be pasted down or left free.
Catalogue / Publishers Catalogue / Publishers – An inriguing one-piece cover style that opens “in reverse”, creating a flat spine for identification
Pasted Back Pasted Back – Wire-O bound insert is pasted inside a one-piece flat spine cover. Binding is concealed. The spine can be printed.
Easel Easel – A free-standing, triangular cover. Pages flip easily
Calendar Calendar – The best way to bind a wall or desk calendars – with or without a hanger. Pages always lie flat.