Monthly, annual, sectoral, humor, women, children or culture… Although they are in many categories, the magazines have one thing in common: they offer the possibility of archiving. You can collect every issue of a magazine, or you can keep magazines that reflect your company's corporate identity. However, if the archiving feature of the journals is supported with good printing, it will be more valuable and can be stored for many years.


A softcover book refers to a book whose pages are bound with a flexible paper cover (such as a paperback novel, corporate annual report, or magazine). The paper used for the cover of the softcover book may be thicker than the inner pages (for extra durability), or the cover may be the same thickness as the inner pages (for cost savings). The main advantages of softcover binding are the relatively low cost, faster turnaround time, and widespread availability.


Hardcover books are all about displaying quality. With their sleek, robust look and striking dimensions, hardcover books instantly arouse curiosity and stand out on the bookshelves. Hardcover books are designed to be durable, making them a valuable addition to any reader's collection. Hardcover books start with case binding, which organizes your page content and pastes it into a block of text. This block of text is then attached to book covers, typically made of cardboard covered with paper, cloth or some other protective fabric. Most hardcovers are printed on acid-free paper and maintain the quality of your work over the years.


To give your book a little extra weight, we can create a cover with a thin layer of foam padding between layers of soft cardboard. This makes the books more durable and protects the cover from minor nicks and dents. Especially when children's books are produced with this method, they become quite durable and do not wear out easily. Not only is this option perfect for giving children's books a softer feel, but the padded covers can also be used to add protection to cookbooks, photobooks, or other types of projects that will see heavy use.


Wiro is also known as Spiral, coil or ring binding. This method uses coated metal wires to bind documents together. Useful when your book needs to lie flat or fold on itself. The cover can be a card or thicker cardboard.


A cardboard book is a kind of children's book printed on thick cardboard. Printed cardboard obtained by laminating printed paper to cardboard and is used for both the cover and the inner pages. Each sheet panel is a minimum of two layers of cardboard. Unlike a typical paper book, such as a saddle stitch or American Binder, the pages of a cardboard book are specially folded and bound together. Cardboard books are very durable and are therefore designed for younger children who are often less gentle with books.


Sew-on binding or thread-stitch binding is great for adding a traditional look to a printed document. A simple sewing line holds the collated pages together so the finished book opens securely, neatly and flat. Sewn binding adds strength to books, making them ideal when an extra level of security is required, such as a savings book or logbook. It also offers a unique surface for a special project.


If you look at any magazine, comic book, or brochure, you're probably looking at an example of a saddle stitch binding. It is one of the most popular binding methods available today. In saddle stitching, folded sheets of paper are placed together and attached with staples from the fold. These stacks are placed on a holding device with both sides hanging down like legs on a saddle. Long staples are then attached to paper or "stitched", giving the method its special name. Two staples are standard for saddle-stitched booklets, while larger paper sizes may require more along the spine. Another suggestion is Omega Wire Stitch. This method allows you to keep your documents in wire or clip files.


PUR Binding is an extra strong and cost effective method of binding using polyurethane reactive (PUR) adhesives. PUR Binding is suitable for heavier papers and items for frequent use and longevity. It also allows the hardcover book to lie flat without sacrificing the binding strength. The adhesive is super strong and unaffected by printing inks, varnishes or coatings. The polar nature of the polyurethane molecule allows it to adhere to UV-cured coatings, films, as well as conventional uncoated and coated papers. Once the durable and flexible adhesive has cured, it is nearly impossible to tear a page from a PUR hardcover book.


American Binding is a widely used softcover binding method. With this binding method, the pages and cover are glued together on the spine with a strong yet flexible thermal adhesive. The other three sides of the book are then trimmed as needed to provide clean “perfect” edges. The primary benefits of American Hardcover books are that they look professional and offer visual appeal, are cheaper to produce than hardcover books, and stack well. Also, the square spine edge created with this binding method allows the title of the book or other information to be printed on the spine… This is an opportunity that saddle stitching and spiral binding methods do not offer.