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Types of binding: plastic ring binding


The last part of the binding series deals with what is probably the most famous binding. The plastic ring binding can be used in many areas and offers a decisive advantage over the other binding presented: it can be opened in order to exchange sheets at a later point in time.

Flexible binding for all kinds of work

The so-called soft binding with a plastic ring can be customized with the help of many options such as A4 or A5 format, paper thickness and color. Even a filing strip is possible. This allows the product to be adapted depending on the purpose: more elegant with thicker paper for larger, more important work, thinner paper and transparent film as a cover sheet for exposés and drafts. If you are not considering a hardcover binding for your dissertation or master's thesis, you might have found a good alternative with the plastic ring.

Plastic ring binding offers many options

With a cover sheet made of cardboard, which, like the leather structure cardboard on the back, can be selected in the colors burgundy, blue, black, yellow, gray, dark green, light green, red, beige and white, this binding also looks very high-quality and stylish. In addition, paper thicknesses not only come in 80 g / m2 or 100 g / m2, but also in 120 g / m2. You can also print on one or both sides. So if you want to have a draft printed and bound at the printing counter, for example, in order to proofread and revise it again before printing the final version, you can benefit from this.

Types of binding: clamp book binding


If you are looking for the classic hardcover binding, you will find the clamp binding, because like the hardcover premium binding in cashmere linen look, it is very formal, stable and especially recommended for large theses.

Great variety - small price

Bachelor, master and diploma theses usually contain so many pages that a soft cover binding is either too unwieldy or seems unsuitable due to the volume. In addition to the cashmere linen, the normal clamp book binding with a linen-structured surface is available as a cheaper alternative, but offers almost exactly the same selection options. The very stable hardcover with the pleasant feel and elegant look can be put together, printed and bound in many different variants in the online print counter.

Conveniently bind your thesis and have it delivered

In A4 format you can choose between the paper thicknesses 80g / m2 and 100 g / m2 and the colors blue, green, black and burgundy can be selected. Then the leaves are pressed together with a clamping rail and the work is done! If you want to give it a particularly high-quality appearance, you have the option of using end paper on the front and back (before and after the content paper) as well as an embossing.

In any case, it is important to leave enough margin! Approx. 1 cm must also be taken into account, which ends up under the clamping rail when tying.


Anyone who would like to have their seminar or specialist work bound via the print counter has a large selection in the online portal, because as a soft cover there is another option in addition to wire ring and hot glue binding: comb binding.

Flexible binding for seminar papers

Comb binding differs from the other types of softcover mainly in its flexible binding (i.e. all sheets are welded with a plastic comb) and their open spine. This makes it, in contrast to the wire ring binding, suitable for both smaller seminars and very extensive specialist work. A wire ring should always have a certain size to make it easier to turn the pages. This can be easily avoided using the comb binding.

Great freedom of design when tying

As with all bindings, the selection is large and there is plenty of room for design. For example, you can choose between A4 and A5 in terms of format, and three different paper thicknesses are available (80/100/120 g / m²). Not only one-sided, but also two-sided printing is possible; and the back, which is lined with structured leather cardboard. Either the same material or a transparent film can then be used as the cover sheet.

Last but not least, a color can of course also be selected for the comb. In addition to black and white, dark blue and burgundy are also available. This results in a rounded, classic design that is suitable for every type of seminar work and is timeless at the same time.

Types of binding: hot glue binding


This subtle, inconspicuous and neutral type of binding is versatile and leaves room for individual design: the hot glue binding. Whether it's school newspapers, wedding newspapers, brochures, technical or diploma theses, a binding with hot glue cuts a good figure everywhere.

Binding your thesis as a soft cover

If the thesis is not to be too formal, a soft cover is just the thing instead of a wire ring or cashmere linen binding. In A4 format (if desired also in A5), the paper is first roughened, then the hot glue is applied and then glued to the cover. It is important to remember when writing: plan enough margin! About one centimeter should be calculated for the glued-in edge.

Large selection in the design of the title page

The fact that the title page is connected to the content pages with hot glue means that there is a lot of freedom in designing it. For example, a special, individual lettering can be printed on the cover sheet or the type of title sheet can be varied.

Textured leather cardboard as an envelope looks very noble and goes very well with softcover bindings and is available in a large selection of colors in the print counter. This includes not only black, yellow, blue and red, but also burgundy, gray, dark green, light green, beige and white and leaves nothing to be desired. You can even choose between 80g / m2 and 100g / m2 paper thicknesses.

All in all, the hot glue binding impresses with its versatility in layout as well as with its timeless appearance - also worth considering for the next specialist work!

Types of binding: wire ring binding


Are you looking for the all-rounder among the binding types? The wire ring binding is exactly that - versatile, classic, but not too formal and practical to use. This makes it one of the most widely used types of binding in everyday working life. Particularly interesting for students: the wire ring binding for term papers and large receipts.

Works bind with a noble look

Sooner or later every student will find himself in the situation at least once of having to prepare and submit a seminar paper or a large receipt. Since one has usually been busy with the content of the work long enough, nobody would like to think about the "packaging" forever. So what to do Many students opt for a cheap, often unsightly plastic folder and thus do not leave a particularly positive impression on the lecturer.

The right choice for seminar papers

While a hardcover connection seems unusual and much too formal, a flexible softcover connection can give the document work a noble touch and give the reader the feeling that one has given honest thought (not only about the content, but also the external appearance). After all, the wire ring binding is easy to open and easy to turn over, making it perfect for written work during your studies.

All shapes, all colors - versatile wire ring binding

Whether in the formats DIN A6, A5 or A4, with or without filing strips, large or small ring size, thick or thin paper - in the print counter you can choose from the different categories with numerous options for binding, which always results in new variations of the wire ring binding .
The large selection of colors with burgundy, blue, black, yellow, gray, dark green, light green, red, beige and white has something suitable for everyone. You can also choose between matt and clear film as well as linen structure cardboard or leather structure cardboard at the front and back; all variants are possible. Especially for seminar papers, there is a practical extra that the cover sheet can be printed on. So everyone can find an individual bond that suits their work.
Last but not least: thanks to its versatility, this type of binding is of course not only suitable for homework, seminar and documentary work, but also for exposés, company presentations, scripts and even wedding newspapers!

Types of binding: Hardcover Premium in cashmere linen look


Anyone who has to prepare important theses such as a diploma thesis, dissertation or master's thesis can ultimately not avoid one thing: printing and binding. But which type of binding is best suited for which type of test paper or thesis and what distinguishes it?

Dissertation or diploma thesis bind with a noble look

In the first part of the "Types of binding" series, one of the most important is to be presented in more detail: Hardcover Premium in a cashmere linen look. Due to its timeless, classic appearance, it is mainly suitable for diploma theses, master theses, dissertations and sometimes even for bachelor theses. In addition, cashmere linen looks much more modern than conventional leather-look bindings and can be optionally embossed in silver or gold.


What to watch out for when printing and binding

As a rule, A4 format is used for printing and binding. So that the optical margin is the same width on both sides when the dissertation is opened (e.g. 2 cm), the left margin must be one centimeter more when formatting the file to be printed (i.e. a total of 3 cm), as this is later in the gutter when binding "disappears". There is also the choice of paper thickness: you can choose between 80 g / m2 and 100 g / m2. A bit thicker paper is often seen in theses and an endpaper is inserted before and after the content paper, which enables a visual separation and at the same time makes the work look classy and professional at the same time.

Hardcover binding: high quality, durable, versatile

With a cashmere linen cover on sturdy cardboard, the hardcover binding guarantees robustness, durability and high quality, and impresses with its very high stability and pleasant surface finish. It is also available in our online print counter in the colors blue, beige, brown and dark gray and, with the option of gold or silver-colored embossing, opens up numerous new combinations that make each cover look unique.
Our recommendation: a cover in dark gray with embossing in silver as well as a paper thickness of 100 g / m2 and an endpaper look particularly high-quality, noble and timeless!