What is Velo Binding:

Velo Binding or Strip Binding is a finishing option generally used for single use publications and or items that need to be stored for regulation purposes. Many times Velo binding is used in the legal industry as it is a court approved way to prevent tampering of a document. Some of the publications that often use this type of construction include: textbooks, research reports, training manuals, user guides, thesis papers, dissertations, and many other types of publications.

For those unfamiliar with velo binding or strip binding, it is used for documents that are for one time use or for regulatory purposes. This binding type has a lower shelf life and is subject to more wear and tear than spiral or coil binds. In addition, any document finished with Velo Binding will not lay flat. The process of velo binding begins by punching several small holes along the edge of your pages. Once this is completed, a strip of high quality plastic with rigid tines is inserted into the holes from the top of the book. Then another strip with corresponding holes is placed on the back with the tines protruding through. Once everything is lined up correctly, your publication is placed in a machine that holds the book tightly while the excess length of the tines is cut and the tips melted which seals the bind. Velo binding is also known as strip binding. Because of its intricacy, velo binding typically takes a longer quality assurance process than other binding types. We recommend seeking alternative document types when your print project exceeds a handful of copies from both a quality and turn time perspective.

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