Channel Binding: Main features and applications

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Anne Murray

There is a type of binding to satisfy every kind of need. In this case, we will talk about what is known as Channel binding .

This is a type of binding that forms part of modern binding , which stands out for its low cost and the many advantages it offers. However, due to the production process involved, it is not a very cost-effective binding.It is common that it can be done well in a home environment. The most common would be to order Channel binding from a professional online print shop.

The following are the main features and most convenient applications of Channel binding .

Features of Channel binding

What this type of binding doesThe main features of this type of binding are solidity and strength . In other words, it is widely used for binding documents of a certain thickness which are also used for consultation.

At this point, however, it is necessary to clarify and distinguish the uses of channel binding from others such as wire-o, which is used for the same purposes in documents.such as photobooks , calendars or thick volumes of notes.

The channel binding , however, is appropriate for documents of a certain volume , which require a recurrent or paused consultation, and which are intended to be preserved in the long term. It is very frequently used as a binding for doctoral theses, for example.

If in that case, another binding would be used, such as the

Channel binding , it is suitable for documents of a certain volume , which require a recurrent or paused consultation, and which are intended to be preserved in the long term. It is very frequently used as a binding for doctoral theses, for example.

If in that case, another binding would be used, such as thewire-o, one would face the following problems. The pages, not having a thick cover, would be exposed to frequent damage. At the same time, as we shall see below, they could not be presented as part of a formal document.

It must be clear that the channel binding invests , first of all, the bound object with a definitive, elegant, and final character .care .

What is Channel binding?

The process of Channel binding is as follows:

First the sheets are selected and then a cover and a back cover with a suitable spine are acquired. So, one of the characteristics of this binding is that the cover and the back cover are made with a spine and a back cover with a spine.They must also be made of a thick and resistant material.

The tome of sheets is placed on the spine, which will include a sort of metallic last.

Afterwards, a binding machine is needed, with which the metallic last is pressed to the pages, so that everything is perfectly compacted.

The process, as you can see, is not a simple one.But it is true that there are different variants, such as the soft cover Channel binding , which, as its name indicates, will consist of using soft covers instead of thick ones.

In this case, the bound document would gain in flexibility and ease of handling , and would lose strength and protection. Obviously, it would not be adequateBut it would be ideal, for example, for passports, yearbooks, diaries or small pocket documents. In such a case, the very portable nature of the documents would serve as added protection.

The binding of theses

As previously mentioned, the binding of theses

would be ideal, for example, for passports, yearbooks, diaries or small pocket documents.

The binding of theses

Was previously mentioned, the binding of theses

would be ideal, for example, for passports, yearbooks, diaries or small pocket documents.doctoral thesis is carried out by means of the channel method. Since this is one of its most frequent uses, it is worth specifying a few nuances.

A doctoral thesis is usually the work of between three and seven years of academic research. At the end of this period, the thesis will be read and evaluated by a jury of academics. In many cases, if the thesis is of high quality,will become part of the library of the university where it has been registered.

For all these reasons, the most advisable thing to do is not to skimp on any kind of investment when binding it , opting for Channel binding . In addition to completely discarding the use of thin or flexible covers, the following points should be taken into consideration.

Since theses areIn the first place, a page marker could be included. This would usually consist of a red cloth tongue or the colour of one's choice. It would be attached directly to the spine, between the block of pages and the metal fork.

Secondly, a thesis is something that can be transported, i.e. it can be consulted and rented, if necessary.For this reason, the addition of guards on the front cover, back cover or even at the spine ends would be very important. This would give the document added protection.

The covers of the binding

The most striking and characteristic element of the channel binding are the covers . Their design and colour should beThe use of, for example, a white cover channel binding might be inappropriate.

After all, this binding is intended to preserve the document intact in the long term , including its exterior. It is most common, therefore, for the covers to be dark, navy blue, black or red.

I am Anne Murray and I have been learning the craft of bookbinding since 2006. I have taken classes from several well-known paper and book artists and craftsmen and have also worked on my own to develop my skills. I like to think of my skill development in terms of the language of medieval crafts guilds: I have definitely moved beyond apprentice, but am still in the 'journeyman' stage. I expect one day soon to earn the title of master craftsman.