If you are think­ing of assem­bling your fold­ed pages using a domes­tic or office sta­pler, think again. Such machines use clum­sy rec­tan­gu­lar-sec­tion mild steel sta­ples which are prone to rust. Bindery wire stitch­ers use slim­mer wire, which for pub­li­ca­tions meant to last can be cop­per or stain­less steel — much less like­ly to cor­rode and rot the paper. We should there­fore learn and apply sim­ple skills no longer prac­tised by the mass-pro­duc­ers

This will be suf­fi­cient to deal with a con­tri­bu­tion to the Jubilee project [An OGP ini­tia­tive]. A mul­ti-sec­tion bind­ing is not real­ly more demand­ing — it just takes longer — and there are help­ful books, new or sec­ond-hand; recre­ation­al class­es at cer­tain local adult edu­ca­tion cen­tres will take you fur­ther.

Notes on Binding
Notes on Bind­ing

This arti­cle by John R Smith of the Old Forge Press