Sunrise Digital Releases Video Comparison of Book Binding Options, Ideal for School Yearbooks

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Online printer ePrint123 releases binding showcase video to offer a visual of the different types of bindery they offer. These bindery options are suitable for schools with all different budgets, catering to smaller schools that have between 50 to 1000 students.

Perfect Hard Cover Saddle Stitch Wire Spiral Binding

Perfect Hard Cover Saddle Stitch Wire Spiral Binding

Online printer ePrint123 releases binding showcase video to offer a visual of the different types of bindery they offer. These bindery options are suitable for schools with all different budgets.

ePrint123 wanted to show those that may not be familiar with different bookbinding techniques what exactly is being offered. Not only does the video that can be seen here: physically show what the books look like, a summary of the pros and cons of the different styles is also given.

The video features the four most common types of book binding: saddle-stitch, spiral-bind, perfect-bind and hard cover binding. Saddle-stitching is the most economical and suitable for books as small as 8-pages to around 80-pages. Spiral-binding is also economical and is suitable from about 10-pages up to 100’s. These two options are also notable in that when open they lay completely flat. The third option shown is perfect-binding. It is very professional looking and optimal for thicker books, up to around 2" thick. The most high-end of the binding options is hard cover binding. This option is for books up to around 3" thick and features a hard bound cover. Foil embossing can also be added to the cover. Since these last two options are hinged like actual books, they do not lay flat when opened.

Schools, especially small and private schools, face a common problem every year. While there are plenty of printing companies around, few are able to offer small quantity, high quality printing at an economical price. The setup cost of a conventional offset printing press is just too high for smaller quantities, and the cheaper printers usually deliver inferior quality.

Recent years have shown that in a measure to keep costs low, many schools have gone to digital printing to save money, but often have to settle for quality that is subpar. As the saying goes, "good enough seldom is". Parents and teachers alike are having second thoughts about the blurry photos, inconsistent colors, poor binding, and late deliveries on the yearbooks. Where can schools find a reliable source that offers the best image quality at a competitive price? What should a school look for in a printing company? Important distinctions must be made when choosing the right technology, and the right company, to get the desired results.

These issues are addressed by ePrint123’s yearbook program. Schools can supply press-ready PDF files for printing, or work with a network of designers if they need more guidance. In addition to electronic PDF proofs, a physical press proof is included at no additional cost aside from the shipping, which is a bit of a rarity in the print community. This gives the school an opportunity to preview the final product, ensuring complete customer satisfaction on every project.

Since ePrint123 is a digital printer as opposed to conventional offset, they are able to provide a swift turnaround – the standard being five days with faster rush service options available. In this case neither quality nor variety is sacrificed for speed. Schools still have the option of four different binding techniques for their yearbooks: saddle-stitch, which is center stapling, optimal for books with fewer pages, spiral binding, perfect binding, and hard cover for the quintessential high school yearbook.

Schools are encouraged to submit artwork as high-res PDF files, ready to print. This means all the photos, text, layout, pagination, etc. should be done ahead of time to ensure the most efficient workflow. For schools without in-house design capabilities, ePrint123 contracts with a network of independent designers to provide typesetting service at a pre-determined, economical price to schools.

"Sunrise’s school yearbook program aims to solve the common challenge that faces every school..." says Jimmy Sun, the company’s president, "for over 25 years, we have and continue to deliver the highest quality printing at the lowest cost, and with the best customer service in the industry."

Schools interested in ordering yearbooks can visit the company’s website at A paper swatchbook showing print quality can be ordered online at no charge, except shipping cost.

About Sunrise Digital

Sunrise Digital is an Inc. 5000 company established in 1988 and employs the most advanced equipment and technology, such as G7-certified HP Indigo and UV flatbed presses, laser engraving, and digital die-cutting, to create best-in-class color printing, short-run packaging, P.O.P. retail displays, and signage products. A privately-owned enterprise, the company is based in Chicago and sells products worldwide.

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