Bindings

Select the best binding for your project!

  • Strip Bound
  • Image Bound
  • Softback
  • Hardback
Strip Bound

Thermal Strip Binding

Fastback binding is strong, durable and attractive. Pages in a Fastback document can withstand more than 50 pounds of pull. The tough thermoplastic adhesive will not become brittle with age, so it’s perfect for archival storage.

Fastback Document Strip

Fastback 20
Fastback 9
Super Strip x
Composition and CP Strip x
LX Strip x
LX Comp Strip x

Fastback Strip Widths

Composition
+ Super Strip
CP Strip
Perfectback Strip
LX Strip
+ LX Comp
Narrow width up to 0.5″ thick
~125 sheets
up to 0.3″ thick
~60 sheets
up to 0.5″ thick
~125 sheets
up to 0.7″ thick
~125 sheets
Medium width 0.5″-1.0″ thick
~125-250
0.3″-0.5″ thick
~60-125
0.5″-1.0″ thick
~125-250
0.7″-1.0″ thick
~125-250
Wide width 1″-1.5″ thick
~250-350
1″-1.5″ thick
~250-350
Image Bound

Image Strip Binding

Fastback binding is strong, durable and attractive. Pages in a Fastback document can withstand more than 50 pounds of pull. The tough thermoplastic adhesive will not become brittle with age, so it’s perfect for archival storage.

Image Strip | Custom Printed by Powis Inc

• Sizes: 11″ & A4
• System: Fastback 20 or Fastback 9
• Minimum order: 2 Cartons

Image Blank | You print on your office Ink Jet

• Sizes: 11″ & A4
• System: Fastback 20 or Fastback 9

Use the Image Blank and print the strips yourself or send us the design and we will produce Image Strip CB or Image Strip TS for you.

Fastback 20 Image Blank Image Strip TS Image Strip CB
Narrow x
Medium x
Wide x x x
Fastback 9 Image Strip TS Image Strip CB
Static 1.2″ front: bind 20-200 pages x
Softback

Softback Book

Fastback binding is strong, durable and attractive. Pages in a Fastback document can withstand more than 50 pounds of pull. The tough thermoplastic adhesive will not become brittle with age, so it’s perfect for archival storage.

The Fastback 20 allows you to make a perfect bound book with a wide variety of cover stocks. Covers can be offset, ink-jet, or laser printed. Even covers with heat-sensitive inks or toner-based digital printing may be used.

Perfectback Strip Widths

Narrow: 10-125 sheets, max .5″ [12.7mm]
Medium: 126-250 sheets, max 1″ [25.4mm]
Wide: 251-350 sheets, max 1.5″ [38.1mm]
Standard lengths: 11”, A4
*based on 20lb /80gsm paper weight

Perfectback LF [Lay Flat]

The LF strips create a binding that lays flat when opened — hence, the acronym LF. The spine hinges free from your book block. The book opens easily without creasing the spine. And you can do the final binding without heat so you can use printing methods and cover materials that are heat sensitive. These strips have two narrow bands of release paper, one on each side of the back of the strip.

Perfectback PS [Pressure Sensitive]

PS strips have a pressure sensitive adhesive for assembling books. The entire spine of the cover is permanently bound to the book block. Final binding is done without heat so you can use cover materials or printing methods that are heat sensitive without worry. These strips have a narrow and a wide band of release paper on the back of the strip.

Perfectback TA [Temperature Activated]

The TA strips bind your wraparound cover with a temperature activated adhesive. As with the binding of your book block, final binding of the cover is done on a Fastback Model 20 binder. Your cover is bound entirely to the spine of your book block. Heat sensitive cover materials or printing are not suitable for this method. TA strips can be identified by the single piece of release paper on the back of the strip.

Hardback

Hardback Book

Fastback Hardcovers are made with premium professional bookmaking materials, including full-color digitally printed covers designed by you. This is a perfect application for school yearbooks, self publications, sports memorbillia books, children’s books, and real estate agent marketing.

Custom materials and formats are available to help you establish a unique Hardback book offering.

Cover Options
  • Custom Printed
  • ImageBack
  • Composition
  • Leather
  • Suede

Standard Hardcover Sizes

A spine B spine C spine D spine E spine F spine
8.5″ x 11″ portrait x x x x x x
8.5″ x 11″ landscape x x
A4 portrait x x x x x x
A4 landscape x x
8″ x 10″ x x
8″ x 12″ x x
8″ x 8″ x x x
10″ x 10″ x x x
12″ x 12″ x x x

Hardcover Spine Widths

# of Pages # of Sheets # of Silver Halide Prints Width in Inches Width in mm
A spine 10—120 pages 5—60 sheets 0.25″ 6.4mm
B spine 120—220 pages 60—110 sheets 10—30 0.5″ 12.7mm
C spine 220—360 pages 110—180 sheets 25—50 0.75″ 19.7mm
D spine 360—470 pages 180—235 sheets 1″ 25.4mm
E spine 470—610 pages 235—305 sheets 1.25″ 31.8mm
F spine 610—730 pages 305—365 sheets 1.5″ 38.1mm

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