The process is a variant of Saddle Stitching in that the staple (or wire) on the booklet’s spine is formed into a ‘loop’, allowing it to be hooked onto a ring binder rod or hung in unique ways.
In this process, single printed sheets are collated inside the other in page number order then folded in half. A staple or wire stitch is punched through the folded crease from the outside of the booklet and is clinched between the centre pages.
The print industry occasionally refers to stapling as ‘stitching’, so the name of this binding process can be confusing. Usually, only two stitches are needed to join a book together, but occasionally more is required.
Loop Stitching is a popular, strong, and functional binding method and a great choice for small booklets, including brochures, catalogues, programs, newsletters, pamphlets, thin magazines, and comic books.
Loop Stitching is a good finishing choice for documents that can be presented booklet-style. It is a favourite of architectural practices and training companies.
There are ‘no minimum’ booklets required for this service, and Twin Loop can Loop Stitch documents in size A4 landscape or portrait.
Twin Loop provides two loops on the booklet’s spine and a foredge trim as standard, and silver staples are used for all Loop Stitched projects.
Loop Stitching requires the book's page count to be in multiples of four, so keep this in mind when designing the book layout to avoid unplanned blank pages. Ensure that there is enough white space around the text or images to avoid them being lost within the booklet fold.
Based on 80gsm paper stock, the maximum document thickness is 2mm (flat sheets). This is approximately 58 pages (16 sheets).
Loop Stitching is best suited for narrow documents; otherwise, “creep” will occur where the internal sheets extended past the cover. Although trimming will even up the outside edges of the booklet, if there are too many pages, the result is progressively thinner margins on the inner pages.
Refer to the Set Up Guides section of this website or click on Loop Stitching for advice on preparing your document.
Loop Stitching is a great option for quick production runs. It is important to deliver your printed material uncollated to Twin Loop. If you need your delivery in a hurry, reach out to Twin Loop today, and we will find a solution to meet your deadline.
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