Binding

We offer 5 premium and affordable binding options and, with the exception of spiral binding and unbound pages, every book is stitched to ensure longevity.  Our binders have over 50 years combined experience in traditional bookbinding and you can witness their dedication and craftsmanship here.
 
 

Side Sewn

Side Sewn is our standard binding style, and the pages are invisibly stitched along the spine to create a curved gutter.  This style of binding is also known as stab-sewn binding, and it is characteristics that the outer pages sit flatter than those at the centre of the book where the gutter is deeper.

Recommendations
  • Select Photo Books, Side Sewn as the Binding Type in the Momento Pro software
  • Keep important content like faces and text away from gutter
Side Sewn binding is only available with the following papers and formats.
 
Paper Format
Inkjet Cotton Rag 225gsm Majestic L, P
Indigo Cotton Rag 225gsm Grand L, P, S - Regular L, P, S
Matte Ultra White 216gsm Grand L, S
Gloss 250gsm Grand L, S
Gloss 170gsm Grand L, P, S - Regular L, P, S - Small L, P, S
Lustre 190gsm Grand L, P, S - Regular L, P, S - Small L, P, S
Eggshell 148gs Grand L, P, S - Regular L, P, S - Small L, P, S
Satin 250gsm Grand L, S
Satin 170gsm Grand L, P, S - Regular L, P, S - Small L, P, S
Matte 120gsm Grand L, P, S - Regular L, P, S - Small L, P, S
Prices
Side sewn is our default binding style for applicable papers and formats, and there is no additional charge.

Production Time (ex delivery)
Determined by the paper and cover selected.

Section Sewn

Pages are folded into sections then stitched with exposed cotton to lie flat. Section sewing is the most common binding style for trade published books. Please note: Section Sewn books are 5mm narrower than Side Sewn books.

Recommendations
  • Select Photo Books, Section Sewn pages as the Binding Type in the Momento Pro software
  • Avoid blank pages at the end of your book by ensuring the page count is divisible by eight i.e. 8, 16, 24 or 32 pages
Section Sewn binding is available with these papers and formats.
 
Paper Format
Inkjet Cotton Rag 225gsm Majestic S - Grand L, P, S - Regular L, P, S - Small L, P, S
Indigo Cotton Rag 225gsm Regular P, S - Small L, P, S
Matte Ultra White 216gsm Regular P, S - Small L, P, S
Lustre 190gsm Regular P, S - Small L, P, S
Eggshell 148gsm Regular P, S - Small L, P, S
Satin 170gsm Regular P, S - Small L, P, S
Matte 120gsm Regular P, S - Small L, P, S
Prices
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Production Time (ex delivery)
Determined by the paper and cover selected.
 

Lay-flat

Our three Lay-flat papers are super thick and sport an innovative flexible black hinge.  The pages are invisibily stitched along the spine to lie beautifully flat, similar to traditional wedding albums, and the hinge remains visible when bound.

Recommendations
  • Select Photo Books, Lay-flat as the Binding Type in the Momento Pro software
  • Avoid spans with diagonals, faces and text close to the gutter
Hinged binding is available with theses papers and formats.
 
Paper Format
Lay-flat Matte 300gsm Grand P, S - Regular L, P, S
Lay-flat Gloss 300gsm Grand P, S - Regular L, P, S
Lay-flat Lustre 260gsm Grand P, S - Regular L, P, S
Prices
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Production Time (ex delivery)
Determined by the cover selected.

 

Softcover

Photo books that are lighterweight and more affordable, with the same premium quality printing as our hardcover range. They are great for self publishing zines, photo books, exhibition catalogues, and promotional mail outs and are avilable in:
 
  • Perfect bound softcover book, PUR glued and available in quantities of 25 to 250.
  • Saddle-stiched booklet, staple bound with brushed metal staples and a square back spine. Available in quantities of 25 to 250 copies.
Recommendations

Softcover books are available with these papers and formats.

Perfect Bound Formats
Regular Landscape, Portrait, Square - Small Landscape, Portrait, Square

Saddle-stitched Formats
Regular Portrait, Square - Small Landscape, Portrait, Square
 

Pages Cover
Satin 150gsm (details) Matte laminated 250 or 350gsm *
Satin 150gsm (details) Gloss laminated 250 or 350gsm *
Matte 160gsm (details) Matte 250 or 350gsm *
Eggshell 148gsm (details) Eggshell 250gsm
Lustre  190gsm (details) Lustre 250 gsm

* The weight of the cover is dependent on the page count and size of the booklet
 
Prices
View Perfect Bound Softcover prices
View Saddle-stiched Softcover prices

Production Time (ex delivery)
7 days for Saddle-stitched booklets
14 days for Perfect Bound books

 

Spiral

This is the most economical binding option available for Small and Regular books only.  Pages are punched and bound with a sturdy black metal wire and your preferred printed cover option coated in a gloss or matte laminate:
 
  • Hardcover Spiral with a 3mm hardcover
  • Standard Spiral with a 350gsm cover
Recommendations
  • Select Photo Books, Side Sewn as the Binding Type in the Momento Pro software
  • Select Spiral binding when placing your order online

Spiral binding is available with these papers and formats.

Paper Format
Matte Ultra White 216gsm Regular L, P, S - Small L, P, S
Gloss 250gsm Regular L, P, S - Small L, P, S
Gloss 170gsm Regular L, P, S - Small L, P, S
Lustre 190gsm Regular L, P, S - Small L, P, S
Eggshell 148gsm Regular L, P, S - Small L, P, S
Satin 250gsm Regular L, P, S - Small L, P, S
Satin 170gsm Regular L, P, S - Small L, P, S
Matte 120gsm  Regular L, P, S - Small L, P, S
Prices
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Production Time (ex delivery)
7 days
 

Unbound Pages

Trimmed or untrimmed loose, double-sided page prints are perfect for test prints and proofing.  Minimum 10 pages.  

Unbound Pages are available with all formats and papers except Inkjet Cotton Rag 225gsm papers.

Prices
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Production Time (ex delivery)
7 days
21 days for Matte or Gloss laminated pages