Often times, your project may have multiple end uses. As such, there are occasions when one specific binding style may not fit all of your requirements. For instance, a perfect bound sports media guide may be the desired binding style for the fans in the stands. However, a sportscaster or reporter may require a binding style that opens and lies perfectly flat without being held in place. Similarly, a perfect bound book may work well for a student, however, the instructor may want a version in which specific sections may be removed and/or updated over time. When your project
requires a range of use such as these examples, a split binding production approach can be used to solve the challenge.
Simply stated, split binding is the utilization of two or more binding methods to achieve the end use requirements of your customers. In the example of the sports media guide, combining perfect binding and a mechanical binding technology such as coil binding, addresses the needs of both end user groups. In the case of the educational media or text book, combining a perfect bind design for the student, with a loose leaf option for the instructor achieves the use requirements for both.
Understanding the end use requirements of your customer, in combination with the finishing capabilities of your trade bindery, may allow you to offer multiple binding options that achieve separate and distinct requirements of the end users.
Allied Bindery routinely produces projects that require a combination of perfect binding and mechanical binding, or perfect binding and loose leaf options. Involving the Sales and Planning Professionals at Allied Bindery can help you determine the binding options that will work best for your customer’s requirements.