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Your Book Binding Service Experts

Unlike many of our online competitors, we offer multiple book binding options, all at the quality you want & the price you can afford.

Lucky for you, we’re not just book printing nerds. We’re bookbinding nerds, too.

The binding of your book is its literal backbone, giving your book the integrity and strength it needs to be shipped across the world and read hundreds thousands of times by all of your adoring fans.

That’s why bookbinding should be one of the most important services offered by your ideal book printer.

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What is Book Binding?

Bookbinding is about more than just binding your pages to the spine of your book.

We take pride in offering a wide variety of custom bookbinding options so you can make sure the style suits your content and tastes.

Most printers don’t even offer binding services — let alone professional, custom binding services.

With almost no exceptions, we do all of our binding in-house, and even offer wholesale binding services to other print shops in our area.

I was very fortunate to find Steuben Press for my self-published book. After interviewing several companies, I got a call from the owner and received a personal introduction to the process. I really needed that with this project. I was astonished at the quality of my finished product. Thanks for the personal service and providing quality work.

— Al Arnold - Madison, MS

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Your Book Binding Options

We weren’t lying when we said we offer a huge selection of bookbinding options for your self-published book.

Whether you’re looking to immortalize your family’s famous lasagna recipe in a spiral-bound cookbook or just released the latest hardcover in your new fiction series, we offer the highest quality binding options for your self-published book. Here are our 5 most popular bookbinding options:

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Perfect Binding

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Spiral Binding

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Wire-O Binding

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Hardcover Binding

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Saddle Stitching

Perfect Binding

Perfect binding is by far the most popular type of binding offered by Steuben Press.

How it Works

  • Adhesive is applied to the roughened edges of interior pages in your book.
  • The pages are then affixed to the printed cover, forming a flat spine.
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Spiral Binding

Spiral binding is an ideal option for books that needs to lay flat on a table like a cookbook, textbook or business manual, along with books that are going to used regularly and treated with some tough love.

How it Works

  • Round or oval holes are punched in the edges of the cover and interior pages, and a plastic coil is inserted through the holes.
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Wire-O Binding

Wire-o binding is a smart option if page alignment is crucial to your project — like if you have images running across the spine of your book and want them to line up precisely.

How it Works

  • Similar to spiral binding, but uses a closed loop metal wire instead of a plastic coil.
  • Wire-o’s closed loops are inserted through square holes, which allow the pages of your book to line up precisely.
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Hardcover Binding

Hardcover binding is our most talked-about binding option. It’s popular with children’s books, coffee table books, photography books and memoirs.

How it Works

  • We offer hardcover binding for specific sizes of books, and only for runs of over 50 copies.
  • The hardcover binding method we use is called case binding.
  • Most often we print the cover of your book on an adhesive sheet of paper, then laminate it and adhere it to rigid boards. We also offer cloth, vinyl, and dust-jackets options so be sure to ask!
  • This case of rigid boards consists of the front cover, the back cover and the spine of the book.
  • The interior pages of the book are then ‘cased in’ to the rigid cover, affixed to the front and back boards of the book with end sheets.
  • Binding your book as a hardcover will typically add $8-$12 to the cost of your paperback.

Please contact us if you’re interested in having your book bound as a hardcover. There are a myriad of options and styles, so our team will need to prepare a custom quote for you.

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Saddle Stitching

Saddle stitching is an affordable option for books and booklets under 80 pages, like children’s books and magazines.

How it Works

  • The cover and interior pages of a saddle-stitched book are bound together using two staples in the centerfold.
  • Rather than stapling, it’s called saddle stitching because the machine used to insert the staples is actually a lot closer to a sewing machine than the stapler you have sitting on your desk.
  • A spool of wire is used to stitch the pages and allows for a more durable bind than what can be produced by a stapler.
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