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ECU Course Pack Production
Binding Options For Course Packs

Top Corner Staple
Course Pack is stapled together in the top left corner. Maximum sheets: 75 pages.

Three Hole Punch
Three hole drilled paper is used for the Course Pack. Package is shrink wrapped for convenience. Three ring binder may be ordered for Course Pack at an additional charge. No maximum number pages.
Three Hole Punch

Tape Binding
The Course Pack is bound with a heated tape strip adhering pages together. Maximum thickness of 1-1/2 inches (Approximately 200 sheets). Extra volume required if thickness exceeds 1-1/2 inches.
Tape Binding

Plastic GBC Binding
The Course Pack is bound with plastic spiral binding. Sheets lay flat for easier reading. Maximum thickness of 2 inches (Approximately 300 sheets). Extra volume required if thickness exceeds 2 inches.
Plastic GBC Binding

Saddle Stitch Bind
Saddle stitching is one of the simplest binding techniques. It is also the most widely used. Folded signatures are placed over a "saddle" and then stapled along the spine. This style of binding is excellent for booklets, brochures, newsletters, pamphlets, direct mailers and catalogs. Page numbers have to be in multiples of 4 to make the folded booklet. As few as 8 pages with cover can be used or up to 64 with self-cover.
Saddle Stitch Binding

Coil Binding
Coil Binding

Perfect Binding
Perfect binding puts all the pages or signatures together, roughens and flattens the edge, then a flexible adhesive attaches the paper cover to the spine. Paperback novels are one example of perfect bound books. Booklets, telephone directories, and some magazines use perfect binding methods. Compared to other binding methods, perfect binding is quite durable and has a low to medium cost. It can be used with publications that are several inches thick.
Perfect Binding