Velo Binding Printing

Velo binding printing is a type of book binding often produced by professional printing companies. It involves punching multiple small holes along the edge of an unbound book; before a plastic strip with rigid tines is inserted into the holes from the top of the book. The book is then placed in a machine that holds the book tightly while the excess length of the tines is cut and the tips melted to seal the bind. The term “Velo Bind” is a registered trademark of the General Binding Corporation, but is regularly used generically to refer to this process, though strip binding is also sometimes used.

Velo binding printing can be difficult and is best left to the experts. If you are in need of a velo binding printing job, let the careful hands of Chromatic take care of all your printing needs.

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Velo Binding Printing Information

Velo binding is most commonly used when you need a document’s binding to be extra strong. It is flexible enough to be used as a binding choice for different size documents. It is an inexpensive and practical choice for many different types of business documents. Many people also choose to print with velo bound documents because of the visual aesthetic of the binding. It looks very similar to a book binding and in many cases can improve the appearance of your business document when compared to a 3-ring binder or spiral binding.

Velo Binding Printing - Copy-Rite Press

Velo binding is typically used in business documents such as: presentations, booklets, reports, manuals, catalogs, and proposals. While it could potentially be used in marketing documents, velo binding is primarily for large documents, and marketing documents are usually smaller. Unlike some other binding types, velo binding is not well suited to reports or presentations that need to be laid flat on a desk, of folded over like a notebook. The extra strength in the binding does not allow for that kind use, much in the same way that a tightly bound hardcover book is not very flexible. So while velo binding has many positives, it is also important to be aware of the limitations of a binding type.

There are many printing options available to a business seeking to print business documents with a velo binding, both in store options and online printing options. Each choice has positive attributes and negative attributes, however printing with an online printing company will provide your business with the flexibility to order from the office and proof the document online before printing. While you are limited to the small number of copy shops located around your business, you have access to every online printing company imaginable via the internet. If you do choose to print online, be sure to check their website and determine if they offer velo bindings before continuing with your online printing.

Velo binding is primarily used for business documents as opposed to velo for marketing documents; however, its use on marketing materials could differentiate your proposal from the competition. Whether you chose to print in a local shop or print online, make sure they print with high quality products. Most online printing companies will print a free velo sample before ordering so that you can judge the quality. As for the local copy shop… lets just say we bet you will choose the online printing option.