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