PaperSpecs releases helpful free “Binding Cheat Sheet”

To help designers and project managers sort through the many binding options offered by printers and finishers, PaperSpecs has released a free quick-reference guide that’s now available for download. The attractive, information-packed 11” x 17” poster can be printed and then hung on any studio or office wall for immediate reference. The Binding Cheat Sheet contains crucial information that designers and print planners need when making their binding choices. This includes:

  • PaperSpecs Binding BootsThe 12 most-used binding methods
  • How many pages can be bound with each technique
  • Illustrations to show what each binding method looks like
  • Infographics for at-a-glance cost comparisons|
  • What you can expect to pay for one binding technique versus another

“Efficiently selecting and properly planning the best binding method for a print project are as important as the design, the paper and the printing,” said Sabine Lenz (pictured previously), Founder and CEO of PaperSpecs, the popular online resource for paper information, inspiration and insights. We’ve spent months researching and consulting with binding experts to produce this at-a-glance guide,” she explained. “It’ll give designers new ideas, clear up confusing terminology, prevent costly miscommunication and save precious time and money.”

Lenz believes it’s imperative for creatives to use proper terminology, be able to quickly and easily identify different binding methods, and see how a particular binding technique might (or might not) fit the needs of a project and those ever-elusive budgets. “We’re really excited to be able to provide this crucial resource to the design and print community. There are so many creative binding options available today and I feel that designers will find great value in the clarity of this helpful and concise overview.”

paperspecsbinding1-inYou can download the complimentary Binding Cheat Sheet by visiting

For those wanting even more insights and production savvy, PaperSpecs offers its PRO members access to additional in-depth binding information in the “Facts and Resources” section of the website’s exclusive member area. These in-depth articles offer insights about automated and manual binding methods and their many variations – including each technique’s strengths and limitations as well as some inspirational real-world examples.



Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.

One response to “PaperSpecs releases helpful free “Binding Cheat Sheet”

  1. This is not a download. You need to hand out contact info to have it sent to you -along with tons of uselss junk, to follow, no doubt.