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Types of Brochure Binding

Here at AB Print, we can offer a wide range of printing services to help you promote your business. One question we get asked a lot about is what kind of binding is right for your printed brochures, booklets and books?

There are many brochure binding methods for finishing your printed works, and each has both advantages and disadvantages. While we can’t tell you which binding process is right for your printed products, we can help by giving you more details to help you choose.


Saddle stitch

This method is similar to stapling, where groups of 4 creased pages are collated together and stitched using metal wire in the centre crease. This wire can be seen from the inside and the outside of the document. This form of binding can be used on as many as 100+ pages, depending on the thickness and weight of the paper

Side wire stitching

This technique is also known as stab stitching. The metal wire is stabbed through the edge of loose papers, from front to back. The wire is then folded back on itself and covered using binding tape.

Perfect binding

This method is done using grouped sections or loose pages which have a hot glue coating to the edge and set inside a separate wrap around cover. This method is the more expensive choice and requires a spine thickness of at least 3mm.

Wire-O binding

This common binding method is used for low-cost documents and may also be known as comb binding. A document made of loose pages with a loose front and back is punched along the edge and held together using either a wire or plastic comb. The combs are available in a wide range of colours and lengths.

These are just a few of the choices to bind your printed products with AB Print. We are based in Dewsbury and can offer a wide range of services to a number of businesses in the local area.

We have provided businesses with high-quality commercial stationery, promotional banners and exhibition stands, as well as brochures and flyers for all occasions. If your Wakefield, Dewsbury or Huddersfield business is looking for high-quality printing services please contact us on 01924 473481.

Types of Brochure Binding

With Christmas just around the corner, you’re probably already thinking of what cards your family will give out this year. Well, we’ve got you covered!

Here are a few tips and tricks on how to make sure that you’ll be the talk of the town with your Christmas card printing this year.

Keep it simple

Our advice for you this year is to keep it simple! There’s really no need for glitter and pompoms and ridiculous accessories. A small, colourful illustration featuring a witty Christmas-related line, possibly personalised for those close to you may be the way to wow this year.

Personalisation is key

As mentioned above, everyone wants to feel special, and adding a personal element to a card is one way to achieve this. Your friends or colleagues will be receiving many of the same generic cards, so personalising yours will make your card stand out and be one to remember.

Introduce ‘Scratch n Sniff’ Printing

Now this is one to wow the family with – scratch and sniff printing! We’ve all received Christmas cards with puddings or cookies on them…but now, you can smell them too. A warm, Christmassy scent of cinnamon or hot cocoa will make your cards warming to receive. What better way to say, ‘Merry Christmas’ than smelling the cosy aroma of biscuits and chocolates! You’ll have your loved ones wanting to eat your cards up.



Here at AB Print, we pride ourselves on providing a service where everyone is happy. We’ll ensure that your designs and cards will be made to the highest possible quality. With over 40 years of experience, we guarantee you won’t be disappointed. To find out more, get in touch with us on 01924 473481, or email us at

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