Wire-binding or backstitch binding is the most simple and cost-effective type of brochure. Wire-bound brochures are used for printed materials of all kinds with a thickness of 1-5 mm.
Brochure with thread and knot binding
Thread and knot binding involves feeding the thread through the fold by hand or by machine. Hand-crafted production and threads of different colours allow real creativity. Thread and knot binding is mainly used for image publications, school books and art publications with a thickness of 1-8 mm.
Brochure with lock stitch binding
Brochures with lock stitch binding are sewn through with threads in the binding. The thread remains visible or is concealed by a cover. Lock stitch binding is used for image publications and passports with a thickness of 1-5 mm.
The simplest and most frequently used brochure type combines a thin card cover glued to the book block on the back. The range of applications for simple brochures is very wide, example uses include company accounts, paperbacks, product catalogues and other thick, short-lasting publications.
The English brochure consists of an unprinted card cover with a printed protective cover around it. This has fold-in flaps front and back. Generally, the protective cover is glued to the card cover on the back. This slightly more complex brochure is used for bibliophilic works, commemorative publications, art catalogues or other image publications.
In a Chinese brochure, the content and cover pages are perforated with an awl or small drill one centimetre away from the binding. The thread is tacked by hand through the perforated stack of sheets. This decorative binding originates in China, where it was it used as a clean, pretty way of binding a stack of sheets.
In a Swiss brochure, the book block is not glued to the cover on the spin, just on a narrow section of the third side of the cover. This makes the brochure very easy to open. The lining is available in various different colours and, therefore, makes an excellent design element.
Detached spine brochure
Detached spine brochures lie particularly flat. This is achieved by the hollow spine which is not glued directly to the book block. These products can be produced with glued or threaded binding. Brochures lie flat best with block thicknesses of between 6 and 30 mm.