A Selection of Types and Options
Type of Book In-House Options Commercial Binding Options
Ordinary paperback, thicker than 5 millimetres, adhesive bound.      Stiffen Double-fan adhesive, case bind.
Ordinary paperback, thicker than 5 millimetres, sewn through the fold. Stiffen A.  Save sewing, case bind.
B.  Double-fan adhesive, case bind.
Ordinary paperback, less than 5 millimetres. Pamphlet case Double-fan adhesive, case bind.
Spiral wired or plastic comb binding. Remove wire/plastic, sew or fan-adhesive bind, cloth strip up backbone, stiffen. Double-fan adhesive, case bind.
Periodical with normal mix of paper, leaves glued or stapled, margins normal or small, low or moderate use.  For permanent retention. Double-fan adhesive, quarter buckram (if aesthetic sensibilities are offended by quarter buckram, case binding flush at tail may be used).
Periodical with heavy coated stock, leaves glued or stapled, margins small, low to moderate use.  For permanent retention. Bevel leaves at back edge, double-fan adhesive, quarter buckram.
Periodical with heave coated stock, leaves glued or stapled, margins wide, high use. Not for permanent retention. A.  Oversew, quarter buckram.
B.  Bevel leaves at back edge, double-fan adhesive, quarter buckram.
Periodical in Single –issue sections (e.g. Time). Hand or machine sew through fold according to thickness of issue, quarter buckram.
Periodicals in sewn multiple-section A.  Hand or machine sew through fold,quarter buckram.
B.  Double-fan adhesive, quarter buckram.
Periodicals with complete single issues (e.g. annual reports with complete pagination). Stiffen individual issues. Bind when accumulated as appropriate.
Rebind.  Previously stiffened paperback damaged by heavy use. Double-fan adhesive, case binding.
Rebind.  Publisher's binding, sewing intact. Repair. Recase.
Rebind.  Publisher's binding, sewing broken or previously adhesive-bound. A.  Sew through fold, case bind (likely to be expensive).
B.  Double-fan adhesive, case bind.