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Bindery Services

Give your project polish and your portfolio punch!

Whether you’re putting together an annual report, a budget proposal, or a fundraising cookbook, Printing Services can provide professional bindings for any project and any occasion.

NEW SERVICE! Fastback binding features one-at-a-time binding for very limited quantities for paperback & hardcover versions at an affordable price.

Plastic comb bindings have teeth that fit into rectangular holes punched along the edge of the paper. Comb bindings provide an economical and professional look and allow your document to open flat.

Double Loop Wire binding is similar to plastic comb bindings, with teeth that fit through holes in the edge of the paper, but provides the added strength and durability of wire. Double Loop Wire binding provides a sophisticated look for calendars, recipe books, journals, notebooks, and much more.

Coil bindings are best known for their dominance in the school supply market, used to bind blank notebooks. A continuous wire, which resembles a spring, runs through holes along the edge of your pages. Sprial bindings are available in metal or plastic and can be used to bind calendars, lab manuals, flip charts, and any document that needs to lay flat or needs to be folded back on itself.

Ring Binders are terrific for small jobs or when you’re producing a document that needs frequent additions or changes. Our Print on Demand services can provide you with tabbed page dividers to keep your project organized. Although three-ring binders are most common, a variety of binder styles are available.

Velo binding uses narrow strips of plastic on the front and back of your multi-page document to bind pages together. The strips are attached to each other through 1/8-inch holes punched through the sheets and are then “welded” with heat. Velo bindings can be used on documents up to 3 inches thick. Velo bindings are available in a variety of colors and can be used in combination with hard covers.

Saddle-stitching, also called staple binding or booklet making, involves stapling the center of the folded document and can be used for binding multipage menus, guide books, programs, and booklets in a variety of sizes.

Perfect binding uses hot glue to provide a rigid spine for your document. When covers are used, the spine can also be printed. Perfect binding is more recognizable for its use by paperback books.

Hardcover binding, also known as library binding, is a durable and elegant way to present your document to the world! Printing Services is currently the only printer in the state of Maine providing hardcover binding.

Drilling sizes are available between 1/8-inch and 3/4-inch. Drilling is available in various configurations up to 3-holes in a single pass.

Other bindery services offered, are:
• Banding
• Boxing
• Collating
• Custom cutting
• Folding
• Padding
• Perforating
• Scoring
• Shrinkwrapping
• Tabbing

Please contact Customer Service, 207.581.3765 or 207.581.3768, for additional information about any of our bindery services.



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Printing and Mailing Services
5761 Keyo Bldg, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5761
Phone: 207.581.3765 | Fax: 207.581.1321E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
A Member of the University of Maine System