Cookbook Options

Some casebound Wire-O binding, used to bind the cookbook above, can make your products more durable and versatile. Hard cases add extra protection for the binding elements, allowing for long-term use in even the toughest kitchens.

Few book products are as useful, and receive as much wear and tear, as cookbooks. The kitchen can be a dangerous place for a book. Heat, liquids and amateur chefs can all put a strain on your cookbook applications. Be sure your project's cover and binding can withstand the abuses of the hottest kitchens and sloppiest cooks.

The Advantage of Mechanical Binding

For most cookbook applications, mechanical binding styles such as Wire-O are the ideal choice. Their layflat capabilities allow books to stay open on a countertop or fold 360 degrees for holding in one hand. Common cookbook features such as multiple stock sizes and weights, index tabs and foldouts are easily handled with mechanical binding. Even moisture and stain-resistant synthetic stocks are no problem!

If the look of adhesive binding is a must for your cookbook application, super-strong PUR adhesive is the way to go. PUR adhesives are impervious to temperature extremes and elements such as grease and oil, and are flexible enough to handle the rigors of the kitchen. Unlike other binding adhesives, PUR can also handle a variety of stocks, as well as full-bleed inks and coatings.

Design tip:

Include an Easel - Consider incorporating an easel into cookbooks that will include a hard cover. An easel provides the ultimate in user friendliness and can be incorporated into books with either horizontal or vertical orientation. Easels are typically designed to be die cut, scored and folded, allowing them to stay flat until activated by the end user. Be sure to involve us early in the planning process to be sure your project is designed for the most efficient production possible.

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