At Fast Print Services, we specialise in all manner of fast printing, including a complete range of document Binding and bookbinding services.
A Book Bindery is an essential part of any printing service, and we are proud to say that we are accomplished at working with all elements related to binding a book from start to finish.
Bookbinding should create a finished product that is long-lasting, easy to use and attractive. Our binding service caters efficiently for all of your printing and binding needs. Whether you need help with Binding Business Documents, thesis binding, Book binding, a family history book, wedding album, or old journals and magazines, we do it all.
The most common question we get for our bookbinding is what kind of bookbinding should I use? It really comes down to 3 things. Minimum time you have for your books to be printed. Number of pages in the booklets and the cost.
Wire Bound Booklets: Once printing starts small runs (under 50 booklets) of Wire Bound Booklets can be printed and bound in 1 to 3 hours.
Saddle stitched booklets: Once printing starts small runs (under 100 booklets) to medium runs (up to 500 booklets) of Saddle stitched books can be printed and bound in 2 to 5 hours
Perfect Bound Books: Once Printing starts small to medium runs (under 500 booklets) of Perfect bound books and be produced by the end of the next working day
Perfect Bound Booklets and Wire Bound Booklets can be any number of pages in multiples of two.
Saddle stitched Booklets. The page count is done per panel so if you take a sheet of paper and fold it in half you have 4 pages. This means that the minimum number of pages for a saddle stitched book is 8 or 8pp as we like to say!
Wire Bound Booklets: any quantity of pages
Saddle stitched booklets: For booklets between 8 – 40 pages
Perfect Bound Books: For booklets over 40 pages we would consider suggesting a perfect bound booklet – this is with a glued spine rather than staples and will lay flatter than a very thick saddle stitched booklet.
Wire Bound Booklets: Have the highest cost per book
Saddle stitched booklets: Have the lowest cost per book
Perfect Bound Books: Have higher cost per book than saddle stitched booklets
Other than that the choice of paper stocks and finishes is limitless and up to you. If your book has photos it is a good idea to go with a coated stock like a satin or gloss as the images hold well. If you are looking for a more earthy and hipster feel then an uncoated or recycled stock may be more to your liking. If you are not sure one of our team would be happy to help.
At Fast Print Services, we already help you with all your printing and binding services including digital and offset printing, print management and signage. Why not let us help you with book binding too?
Perfect Binding is used on soft cover books (paperback) normally the cover is made from heavier (thicker) paper than the internal pages. When binding large books the printing is done in sections, glued together at the spine creating a square spine.
Hard cover books require precise measurements and careful consulting to select the perfect book. Hardcover books have cover papers or Buckram that is wrapped (glued) around grey board (approx. 2mm thick) to create your hardcover book. Hard cover books are printed the same way as perfect bound books (in sections with a square spine) however the book is covered with a hard cove . We create hardcover books that are as attractive as they are durable, with or without gloss / matt celloglase (lamination) and there also are a range of embellishments including foils, or spot UV and embossing.
Hard cover books should live on as long as you need it to. We use only the highest quality adhesive and binding materials to make sure that once a book is bound it remains that and does not fall apart at the first hint of moisture, heat or pressure
If you are printing a booklet between 8 – 40 pages long then the saddle stitched option is the most usual one to consider. This is the best option for your binding needs if you are working with booklets, newsletters, pamphlets, comic books, magazines or catalogues.
Involving neither saddles nor stitching it can be a bit confusing but this is the industry jargon for a collection of pages folded in half and secured with 2 staples.
There are 2 types of saddle stitched books that we produce. The first is called ‘self cover’ which basically means that the paper stock used is the same thickness (or GSM) throughout and does not have a heavier cover. The second choice is to have a thicker cover on the booklet. We recommend a 150gsm inner and a 300gsm cover for a good effect. On top of that for a more premium finish we can add a celloglaze to the cover of your book. This gives the booklet a professional and longer lasting finish. We have a matte or gloss option to chose from depending on the look you are going for.
Also called Twin Loop Binding wire Binding uses a metal loop to bind the spine of the "book". Wiro Binding is a popular and affordable choice for binding low volumes of books, including educational resources or company-wide documents. Our Spiral Binding is neat and accurate and will not unravel easily or punch through the text.
Crocodile Board is printed with a "Crocodile skin look" is often used for bookbinding. Crocodile Board is a heavy weight pasted board; Excellent Stiffness, rigidity and outstanding durability Crocodile Board Available in four colours - blue, green, grey, red; One sided crocodile print with a white reverse.
Buckram Covers are a hard cover make from Buckram; this is a stiff cloth is made from cotton and still occasionally linen. The glazed finish allows for it to be washable as well as mildew resistant. It is also well suited for gold stamping. Buckram is known as the strongest and most durable of the traditional book cloths.
Various finishes can be applied to thick covers of both digital and offset booklets and documents. These include: Matte/Gloss Celloglaze, Scoring, Perfing, Spot UV Varnish, Embossing, Foiling, Die Cutting, Special PMS colours, rounded corners and hole punching.
Please confirm time required to Special finishes Spot UV Varnish, Embossing, Foiling, Die Cutting, pantone / PMS colours, rounded corners and hole punching finishing process. Prices for book cover finishing option available on application.
We can print and dispatch short run digital printing in a few short hours for larger digital jobs we can often print and dispatch a part order same day (next day for booklets). For large offset jobs we have great relationships with suppliers who have offset printing presses in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne & Adelaide and can often print express offset Flyers, Posters and Brochures in 1 to 2 working days! Call us on 02 8203 1800 if your print job is super urgent and we'll work some Fast Print Services magic for you.
Were not "a cheap printer" but we do pride ourselves on providing the best value on Book Binding printing in Sydney. Whether you are after full colour digital Book Binding with fast 24hr express turnaround, more economical large-run offset printing, or even full service Book Binding printing and flyer distribution packages we can get your Book Bindings designed, printed and delivered, on time, on brand and on budget.
If we can't save you 10% on your same day or 24hr digital printing quote we'll give you a credit towards your next digital print job with Fast Print Services. If you have been provided with a cheaper price simply forward it to email@example.com We always find a way provide our clients with a more competitive solution!
Fast Print Services is located in Alexandria NSW, Sydney, Australia. We ship printed products and arrange the installation of signs and flyer distribution for national franchises and events in Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, the Gold Coast, Canberra, Newcastle, Gosford – In fact anywhere in Australia! So when you think printing, think Fast Print Services.
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