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Stapled


Fixing brochure pages with a metal staple is a low-cost method. This is commonly used for small numbers of pages (up to 96 pages, depending on paper thickness).

Three types of staples are available:

Loop staples allow you to insert the brochure into a ring binder.

Child-friendly staples are bent in the brochure opening to avoid little fingers being hurt. This type of staples is frequently used in colouring books and textbooks.

Advantages:

  • Low-cost.
  • The brochure can be opened to 180 degrees, or even 360 degrees if necessary.
  • Techniques to transfer images from one page to another can be applied.
  • To ensure durability it can be stapled with four or five staples (for example, for schoolbooks).

Disadvantages:

  • The spine of a thick brochure is not as nice to look at; it becomes curved and the brochure does not close fully.

It is highly recommended to glue or sew brochures thicker than 4mm.