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Printed Brochures are a great way of to add the professional touch to your business - whether it's an 8pp Brochure or a larger magazine or catalogue we have the options available to accommodate your needs.

Remember though, a custom brochure is 100% more effective than templated brochures you normally find from online print retailers. I mean you don't want to be exactly the same as your competitors do you?

Making your Company Brochures fun & effective can sometimes be difficult and challenging. Even if you've gone through the lengthly process of creating a design, you still need to work out the best way to print it. That's where we can help! We're experienced in the production processes available to you and the one that would suit your new printed brochures perfectly.

You don't need to worry about quantities either - from small run to  large run, we can print the brochures you need, we're the UK's only print company dedicated to making you stand out and improve quality.



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Saddle Stitched Printed Brochures - Blue Star Print Solutions

Stitched Brochures

A stitched brochure, printed either digitally or lithographically is a great way to advertise your business or its products. Most booklets, magazines, catalogues and many other printed documents are bound using saddle stitching. Wire Staples hold the pages together. A machine drives them through its spine fold to the centrefold, where the ends are drawn together.

Benefits of Saddle Stitching

  • A saddle stitched printed piece lies almost flat when opened
  • Great way to bind documents of up to 64-80 pages
  • It's the most convenient of finishing methods
  • Saddle Stitching is the most cost effective binding process
  • The turnaround is generally very fast

Disadvantages of Saddle Stitching

  • Maximum of around 128 thin pages or 64 thick pages.
  • You have to deal with page creep
  • The Page count must be divisible by four
  • Isn't the most durable of binding methods


Loop Stitched Printed Brochures - Blue Star Print SolutionsLoop Stitched Brochures

Loop stitching is a method of saddle stitching whereby the stitch is formed into a semi-circular loop that sticks out beyond the spine of the brochure or booklet. These loops slip over the rings in a binder, serving as an alternative to hole punching.

Benefits of Loop Stitching

  • Allows a printed booklet to be inserted into a ring binder without hole punching, thus eliminating any potential for drilling through the text.
  • Allows the brochure to be viewed while still in the ring binder. Hole punched booklets are usually difficult to use because the pages don't turn easily unless they're first removed from the binder.
  • Can be completed with up to four stitches (loops), ideal for two or four ringed binders.
  • An ideal finish for Brochures, Price Lists, Catalogues, Booklets, Newsletters, Parish Plans, and Town Plans where they need to be inserted into 2 or 4 ringed binders.

Disadvantages of Loop Stitching

  • Loop stitched brochures, when not inside a binder, can be bulky or difficult to store.
  • Can be a costly binding method if the resulting brochures do not end up being used in a binder.
  • Avoid having 4 or 8 page brochures loop stitched if possible – more suited to larger booklets.
  • The loops can break over time if continually put under strain.


PUR or Perfect Bound Brochures - Blue Star Print SolutionsPerfect Bound Brochures

Perfect binding is well suited for use with books, thick magazines, annual reports, technical manuals, and catalogues. From a minimum thickness of approximately 3mm, it works well with a wide range of document thickness and trim sizes.

To produce a perfect-bound document, the folded signatures are gathered together in page sequence, clamped together, and placed in a machine that slices about 3mm off their left edges. Then roughers mill the newly sliced sheet edges to prepare them for gluing. Finally, the edges receive an adhesive application and adhere to a backing.

Although text pages printed on 170gsm material can be perfect bound, we do not recommend using material heavier than 150gsm as the document is liable to fall apart. For heavier stock you should be using a stronger adhesive which is referred to as PUR Binding.

Benefits of Perfect Binding

  • Strong adhesive quality
  • Produces a more professional feel
  • Can accommodate a higher page count than Stitching
  • Ability on larger pieces to print to the spine 

Disadvantages of Perfect Binding

  • Due to the thick layer of EVA glue the book’s spine greatly resists bending. This means that perfect binding has particularly bad lay flat qualities.
  • If the book is forced open aggressively, the spine tends to snap with an audible crack.
  • Perfect bound books often do not stand up well to extreme use.
  • Perfect binding tends to fail under extreme temperature conditions or aggressive or frequent use.


PUR Bound Brochures

Sometimes confused as the same as perfect binding, but PUR binding is much much better for larger brochures. With the same look and finish as Perfect Bound brochures, PUR binding offers greater strength and endurance - resisting temperature and heavy usage.


Wiro Bound Printed Brochures - Blue Star Print Solutions

Wiro Bound Brochures

Wiro Binding is the method of punching holes into the brochure which is then fed a 'C' shape spine. This spine is then mechanically closed together until it's round. Wiro Binding still allows the product to be lay flat or opened fully through 360 degrees.

Benefits of Wiro Binding

  • Pages turn easily and will lay flat whenever the book is opened.
  • Back to back opening without ever damaging the spine.
  • Different materials and thickness can be combined anywhere in the book and there are virtually no size restrictions to the final product.
  • Can be constructed in a variety of finishes including enclosed, open and partially enclosed spines.
  • Excellent binding option for calendars and easels.

Disadvantages of Wiro Binding

  • Can be less sophisticated in appearance depending on the content of your item.
  • Not usually possible for brochures or books over 25mm in total thickness.
  • Print margins of 10-15mm are needed to accommodate the spine, therefore wiro binding needs to be decided on prior to artwork layout.
  • The wiro spine can be prone to permanent damage if caught under heavy pressure.


Spiral Bound Printed Brochures - Blue Star Print Solutions

Spiral Bound Brochures

Spiral Binding or Coil Binding uses a plastic or metal coil that is fed through punched holes in the document. The possibilities of colour are also open as well. Both the plastic and metal coils come in a variety of colours and sizes to accommodate the smallest or largest item you need binding.

Benefits of Spiral Binding

  • The Pages Can Be Opened fully through 360 degrees
  • Can be completed by hand for individual or small runs or by machine for higher runs.
  • It accommodates high or low page counts
  • It Works Very Well With Tabbed Dividers

Disadvantages of Spiral Binding

  • Does not offer the option of a flat, printable spine for easy identification on a shelf.
  • More expensive than simple saddle stitched books
  • Once inserted the coil is difficult to remove or reinsert to allow additions or amendments to the document


If you have any requirements for any of the above or notice something that you need that we don't cover on this page - get in touch now 01933 698 123 or by email