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.
This article by John R Smith of the Old Forge Press