- In Perfect binding (also known as softcover binding), pages are folded, gathered, sewn, and glued into a cover to form a squared-off spine. Perfect binding is the preferred binding method for graphic novels, trade paperbacks, softcover children’s books, colouring books, catalogues, literary journals, and quarterly magazines.
- Saddle-stitching is the least expensive and simplest binding method available. In the saddle stitching process, parent sheets are cut, folded, and stapled together to form a finished booklet. This type of binding is used for single issue comic books, workbooks, shorter catalogues, cookbooks, and booklets of all kinds.
Perfect binding and saddle stitching are popular options: