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Binding Options in the MCAD SB

There are several types of book-binding the MCAD Service Bureau can help you with.

Note that ALL binding and trimming services have a 24-hour turnaround time. If you need your books in under 24 hours you can pay a $10 RUSH fee per book. If you need more than 5 bound books or more than 25 booklets please plan on a minimum turnaround of 5 business days.

We recommend making an appointment for all book orders! Especially when printing on multiple paper types, printing pages which need precise alignment, or other more complicated jobs.

Booklets - This is often called saddle-stitch, magazine binding, or staple binding. We can help you set up your document to print directly from InDesign in the correct orientation. See THIS ARTICLE for instructions on file setup. We have an off-line booklet making machine we can show you how to use yourself, or you can have SB staff do the binding for a small fee.

Perfect Bound Books - Also called a paperback book. Check out THIS ARTICLE for instructions and tips on file setup and preparation. This is a great option for books 20 pages or more. Plan for a 24 hour turnaround!

Spiral Binding - This is just like a wire bound school notebook. With the right content and choice of wire color this can produce an elegant effect. We stock wires in Black, White, and Silver, in sizes ranging from 1/4" to 9/16" in width. Max page count for this type is about 150 pages.

Velo Binding - This is a plastic strip that holds together documents, kind of like a school report cover. Can hold up to 200 pages, only comes in 8.5x11" width/height.

We have a book binding order form available in the SB or for download HERE

Please check in with our staff in advance for any binding projects. Often they go smoothly but we can anticipate any issues or answer questions and solve problems ahead of time. EMAIL US or call (612-874-3786 or x1786) to schedule an appointment.

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