Print binding is the fastening of individual sheets together in order of paper. The person performing this action is called bookbinder. But bookbinder is not only just that also has some other responsibilities. It also involves, for instance, cutting sheets to be printed as required and transferring the printing machine.

Duties of bookbinder include folding and binding forms after printing in succession or is responsible for operations such as wire stitch, embossing, and creasing line.

Bookbinding work has advanced considerably. Thanks to technology, collation of forms, putting covers, cutting, and even packaging are carried out by machines. A bookbinder is like a mirror reflecting the final result after printing.

No matter how perfect the process of printing or quality of paper, it is actually bookbinder that seals the final result’s fate. Imagine a book with inclined binder, embroiled forms, who would like to have such a book?

At this point, the importance of bookbinding, which is the most critical stage of post-printing, is once again revealed.


Folder: It is the procedure of folding the printed materials in compliance with the size.

Collation: It is a technique in which pages are gathered and arranged into a pre-determined sequences.

Bookbinding: It is the procedure of putting covers on printed materials such as books.

Perforation: Perforation is the process of punctuating a printed sheet with a row of holes to allow it to be easily separated.

Creasing Line: In order to be able to fold the material easily, the paper is formed grooves of certain width along the folding line.

Wire Stitching: It is the process of binding books in the middle using wire.

Omega Wire Stitching: A type of back hump formed wire stitch for attaching files.

Perfect Binding: It is the process of trimming of sections and gluing together with a strong glue.

Sew Binding: Collated pages are sewn down to the spine.

Headband: A strip of silk that is used to decorate the part of the book between the sheets and the cover.

Hot Foil Stamping: The method of applying colored foils to a surface.

Case Binding: The process of covering book cover with the binding sheet and combining the cover with the side paper.

Spiral Binding: It is the procedure of puncturing the collated sheets and combining them together with the special wire.

Dust Jacket: It is a material wrapped in general around the cover of book.

Embossing: It is a method of pressing an image onto paper or cardboard to create a three dimensional design.