Tape Binding

Tape Binding, also known as thermal binding, is a low volume alternative to perfect binding. Front and back covers are adhered to the book using a cloth tape that is applied to the spine of the book using heat and pressure.   

A paper tape bind is adhered to the spine of a stack of paper with heat and pressure producing a binding application similar to perfect binding.

There are two main tape binding types: cold tape and thermal tape.  Cold tape includes a pressure-sensitive adhesive that instantly bonds on contact.  Thermal tape, on the other hand, must be heated by the tape binding machine. 

Tapes for tape binding come in a variety of colors and up to 300 sheets can be bound  (based on 20 lb. bond stock).