Commercial Printing for Businesses is part of a series of infographics to help the common folks understand better the nuances of the printing processes.

One of the few quirks in our office usually involve getting hold of interesting trinkets that don’t occupy plenty of space. The crowd favourite is a box of fasteners and wire binds that help to keep stuff together. Given the chance, our in-house IT guy is more than happy to show the tricks of the trade of entwining wires together in a swift effortless motion with just a simple cable tie.

Fast forward to today, the newest addition is an oxymoron, a staple-less stapler purchased from a stationary shop in Japan. Here’s a “>quick preview of the magic in action. If you’ve noticed already, the mechanism does not truly replace the trusty battle-proven “steel-bullet” stapler. There’s an inherent low limit on how thick and how many pieces of paper it can adhere together. Ah, shame.

The printing and paper industry hasn’t seen much innovation on paper binding in the since the launch of the stapleless staple. Yet, book binding is considered a much appreciate craft and skill in today’s digital age. E-ink devices still got plenty to catch up to truly replicate the emotive pleasures of flipping and reading from an actual paper product. Perhaps one day, the machines and artisans who handle this craft will eventually pull their plug, signifiying an end to an era of these wood pulp products. Well, happy to say, not today.

We’ve compiled a quick and simple to comprehend Paper Binding guide to help our savvy readers explore their options before committing their budget into their collateral. Bind on!

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