Where can I bind a book?
|June 2, 2014||Filed under Print Products & Options||
There are many places to go to bind a book. Which book-binding option you choose depends on a few criteria:
- Do-it-yourself book binding
- How much time you have
- How much money you have to spend
Today, I’m going to talk about what your options are for getting a book printed and bound. I’m going to assume that you need BOTH printing and binding, because it’s very rarely cost-effective to bind a book at home.
If you want to explore one of the many printing and binding options at MGX Copy, check out our Booklets Product Page. It’s one of the best options for high-quality work at great, wholesale prices.
Bind a book yourself: DIY bookbinding for an artistic, hand-made look
If you want an artistic, hand-made look to your book, you might try printing and binding the books at home! This is particularly fitting for crafts projects like photobooks, diaries, and cookbooks. Some people love to create small runs of books—DIY bookbinding is the best way to go for them!
When you bind a book yourself, you’ll basically print your own sheets on your home printer, purchase the crafts material to bind the book, and then start working on it! There are many different variations on DIY bookbinding; you can make them all look the same, or you can add small personalization touches on each book!
If you want some resources on DIY bookbinding, I recommend you Google for “do it yourself book binding”, and check out some of these very helpful videos on Youtube about DIY bookbinding.
Find a local printing company: if you’re in a rush and have a few books
One of the quickest solutions—if you want to bind a book—is to find local printing companies that can help you get your book bound. Places like Kinko’s or your local office supply store will be able to both print and bind your books for you.
Generally, you will be paying a lot of money by going with a local printing company. Since they don’t do large volumes, they often make their money by charging more for “one-off’s”. However, if you’re only printing a very small number of books, you may only be paying a few bucks more
Print and bind a book online with MGX Copy: high quality & wholesale prices
Ecommerce has made quite a few things cheaper and opened up brand new types of businesses—printing and binding books is no different!
Using an online printing and binding service is a great way to bind a book because you get the quality, service, and prices as if you’re buying from a wholesale printing company. You don’t even have to order many before you start saving money compared to a local printing company.
There are a variety of binding options for binding a book online, including:
- Saddle-stitched booklets (staple binding)
- Perfect bound books (glue binding)
- Spiral binding (plastic coil binding)
- Wire-O binding (twin-loop metal binding)
Contact us to get started on how to bind a book today!