This section provides an overview for binding machinery as well as their applications and principles. Also, please take a look at the list of 10 binding machinery manufacturers and their company rankings.
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Binding machinery is used to bind paper into a book or booklet by gluing or stitching (like staples).
There are various types of binding methods, such as saddle-stitching, flat-stitching, radio-frequency binding, top-binding, ring-binding, and tape-binding. Each type has different characteristics.
There are also many printers and multifunctional peripherals (MFPs) with bookbinding functions. Binding machines range from small, simple office machines to large, high-speed machines for commercial and industrial use.
Bookbinding machines are used to produce books. The types of books that can be bound are classified according to the binding method and are introduced below according to the binding method.
Saddle-stitch binding (walnut binding) is used for catalogs and magazines with a small number of pages. The book is bound by stitching at the center of the outer fold of the cover.
Flat binding is used for manuals, textbooks, and proposals.
Wireless binding is used for thicker catalogs, textbooks, information magazines, etc. The spine of a stack of folded pages (paper folded to the size of a single page for binding) is glued together to form a bound book.
A top-bound book is a so-called hardcover book, which is used for albums, books, etc.
Ring bindings are used for sketchbooks, ring notebooks, and other documents. This binding process involves punching holes in the original document and fastening it with plastic or metal spiral rings.
The following is a description of the principles and features of binding machinery, by binding method.
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