Inky Little Fingers

Books & Manuals

General Information. Need some help cutting through the jargon? Not sure which product is right for your application? This page explains the different kinds of binding that we offer, the features of each one, and their most common uses.
picture of a wire bound book
  • smart, "high quality" appearance
  • contents cannot be altered (i.e. the binding cannot be opened & re-closed)
  • opens flat
  • can be used for between 2-250 sheets (80gsm paper); equivalent to 500 pages
  • wires available in several colours
  • ideal for; manuals, books of sheet music, cookery books etc.
  • cost effective for short to medium quantities
  • options available that increase durability and appearance; i.e. acetate front protector, printed card covers, embossed covers
picture of a coil bound book
  • smart, "high quality" appearance
  • contents cannot be altered (i.e. the binding cannot be opened & re-closed)
  • opens flat
  • can be used for between 2-250 sheets (80gsm paper); equivalent to 500 pages
  • coils are available in a 45 different colours, including metallic, neon colours and even glow in the dark (many colours must be specially ordered).
  • ideal for; manuals, books of sheet music, cookery books etc.
  • cost effective for short to medium quantities
  • options available that increase durability and appearance; i.e. acetate front protector, printed card covers, embossed covers
picture of a comb bound book
  • functional appearance
  • contents can be altered as necessary (i.e. the binding can be opened, pages inserted or removed & re-closed)
  • opens flat
  • can be used for between 2-380 sheets (80gsm paper); equivalent to 760 pages
  • combs available in several colours
  • ideal for; manuals, books of sheet music, cookery books etc.
  • cost effective for short to medium quantities
  • options available that increase durability and appearance; i.e. acetate front protector, printed card covers, embossed covers
picture of a saddle stitched booklet
  • Usually known as booklets and used commonly for brochures.
  • appearance varies according to the finish selected; standard self covered brochures are used by the millions for advertising and at the other end of the spectrum brochures with heavy laminated covers and quality inner paper are used for very high quality reports and product brochures.
  • contents cannot be altered (i.e. the binding cannot be opened & re-closed)
  • does not open flat
  • can be used for between 2-25 sheets (80gsm paper); equivalent to 100 pages.
  • ideal for; brochures, catalogues, programmes, reports
  • cost effective for short to very high quantities
  • options available to increase durability and appearance; i.e. laminated covers, machine coating (litho only)
To calculate prices for saddle stitched booklets:-
  click here for smaller quantities
  click here for larger quantities

picture of a perfect bound book
  • these are the same thing as "softback" books.
  • smart, "high quality" appearance.
  • contents cannot be altered (i.e. the binding cannot be opened & re-closed).
  • does not open flat.
  • can be used for between 10-400 sheets (80gsm paper); equivalent to 800 pages.
  • ideal for; softback books, yearbooks, annual reports, catalogues and brochures.
  • cost effective for short to very high quantities.
 
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