Document Binding

Comb, Thermal and Wire Binding Services

prontoprint&copy can bind any of the documents we produce. Every time you give out information, your credibility and professionalism is compared to that of your competitors. A professional presentation often makes the difference between the acceptance or rejection of a proposal.

Your bound documents are silent salesmen that can create a lasting impression with your clients. Document covers are a very important, yet often overlooked part of a company’s total presentation. prontoprint&copy can produce striking custom and bespoke binding covers to assist making your presentations unforgettable.


Several binding techniques are available:

Just a few loose A4 pages to bind? Nothing is simpler than a simple staple in the upper left hand corner! Stapling is the most cost effective and frequently selected method of binding small documents together.

Perfect binding
Perfect binding uses a flexible adhesive to join a cover to the spine of a collated document where the folded sections of pages have had the binding edge pre-trimmed. Modern PUR binding uses polyurethane resin glue which gives a strength as strong, if not stronger, than ordinary Burst Binding.  Minimum volume = 250 books.

Saddle Stitching
Saddle Stitching is the quickest, most cost effective form of binding for thin to medium thickness booklet documents. Saddle Stitching involves running a line of staples, usually 2 or 3, along the spine of the document. Saddle Stitch bound documents have the advantage of being able to be laid open flat.

Wiro/Comb/Mechanical binding
All these methods involve pre-drilling or hole punching through the collated and trimmed pages, through which a pre-manufactured bind, usually made of plastic or wire, is threaded. This bind method is often used in quick turn-around documents as the processing time is very efficient and does not require specialist services.

Thermal Binding
For short run fast binding of smaller A4 documents, thermal is an attractive option using an adhesive spine with clear cover and opaque back. Thermal binding is also ideal when custom covers and backs are desired in a traditional book format.