Current Publishing Sale Thursday, Feb 19 2015 

DeeBachelorSBp discounts over our soft cover publishing packages – until mid-April only. Visit the website for further details.

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New Publishing Sale Thursday, Feb 26 2009 

Upgrade your color soft binding to color hard binding for just pennies more. This drastic savings is only available through March 30, 2009. Visit www.gregathcompany.com/salep.html for all the information.

May 2006, V5#5: Define Thursday, Jan 29 2009 

Fastback Binding: Soft type binding. Similar to perfect binding method – cover consists of separate front and back covers with a reinforced cloth spine.

Finish: Term that describes the surface characteristic of a particular paper.  i.e. antique, cockle, eggshell, embossed, English, felt, leatherette, linen, machine, pebble, vellum, wove, etc.

March 2006, V5#3: Production Thursday, Jan 29 2009 

There are those who like the ascetic look of a finished side stitch (tape and staple) book.  For those, we now also offer, upon request, the fastback cloth tape method to eliminate the acidity/rust factor of the wire stitch through the years.

February 2006, V5#2: Production Thursday, Jan 29 2009 

Among the various types of soft bindings, material placed in a three ring binder is considered softbound. Some might consider it hard binding however, due to it’s low durability, it is generally considered soft binding.

January 2005, V4#1: Production Wednesday, Jan 28 2009 

Binding: A new standard soft binding possibility, especially with small quantities is the Fastback cloth tape method which is a bridge between tape and staple and perfect binding:  The block of the book is glued like it would be for a perfect binding with front and back covers attached.  Then to cover the glued edges and for further reinforcement a strip of cloth binding tape is used for the spine. 

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This section is drawn from information online at http://www.gregathcompany.com/sb/index.html

January 2005, V4#1: Design Wednesday, Jan 28 2009 

Fastback suggestions: With the fastback method, a spine imprint may be added, but not very economical on small publishings.  It may also be possible to use a wider variety of specialty covers economically.  With the fastback method there are a limited number of fabric colors available for the spine – one can design their cover to either contrast or match the spine.

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This section is drawn from information online at http://www.gregathcompany.com/sb/index.html

March 2003, V2#3: Define Friday, Jan 9 2009 

Coil Bound: Soft type binding. Like comb binding method except a coil or spiral secures the book instead of a comb.

February 2003, V2#2: Define Friday, Jan 9 2009 

Comb Bound: Soft type binding. Your pages and cover are punched and a plastic comb secures the book at the spine. This is a favored cover for cook books and the like because they lay virtually flat on their own.

January 2003, V2#1: Define Friday, Jan 9 2009 

Chicago Screw (brand name)/Post Bound: Soft type binding. Pages and cover stock are three hole punched and plastic or metal screws (posts)  are inserted to fasten the book.