Binding Style Services
Wise Publications produces all types of bookbindings right here in our full-service plant in Louisiana.
We are not a broker for others and Mr. Wise still manages the production staff himself every day. We have a lot of photos of volumes done throughout our literature here.
Hardback books are priced as having a full color printed & laminated cover with side sewing for permanence. Cloth covers with foil stamping are often ordered, especially for Genealogy. Leather, Dust jackets, two-tone Half bindings, foldout Charts, or children’s Board Books are sometimes requested.
Perfect Bound paperbacks are done with strong adhesive in any quantity and will need to include a spine imprint for store shelving. All sizes are produced but usually, the book genre calls for a certain size & appearance for sales purposes. A lot of authors get both the cost-effective Paperbacks and also some nice Casebound.
Comb Bindings are standard for Cookbooks to lay flat and have a stiff plastic
spine. Stores will also require that retail cookbooks have a printed spine.
Coil Bindings are used for Manuals and the plastic spiral allows
the books to be flipped all the way around.
3 Ring Binders are custom fabricated for industry
Logs and Cookbooks
3 Ring Binding
Saddle Stitching is a magazine-style binding used for traditional
Chapbooks and Programs. Single signature sewn books are
sometimes done for Children's.
Plastic Strip Binding
Plastic Strip binding is used for business Reports.
Wire Coil is sometimes used for specific applications.
Post bindings are still requested for archiving original Church Minutes or Periodicals.
Normal pricing is based upon industry standard 60# offset for your b&w book pages or 80# matte for color printing. This has good opacity, a nice white, and is acid-free. Natural ivory color paper and 70lb offset or 100 lb. coated thickness; is also often requested. Paperback covers are printed on 10 pt. glossy cardstock.
For Poetry or shorter runs we can get out the paper swatches and do a lot of interesting things with paper crafting.
Ask to see samples of books we’ve done similar to your project.