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Thermal binding is also known as fastback, tape or stripe binding. It is also called hot glue binding because of the binding process.

Thermal binding is one of the perfect style, strong, document binding options. A glued cool looking stripe on the spine keeps the sheets together. While the name is not widely known, finished product is widely seen. Thermal binding offers stylish, sleek and slim finish. This binding is ideal for stacking, mailing and storage and perfect choice for virtually any document binding.

Folding back on it self is not recommended.

Customisation Options

Spine tape comes in black, white, dark blue. More colour options are available if you order 50 or more copies.

You can print front and back page on white or coloured card, add clear acetate outer front and back covers. If your document is in black and white, printing front and back covers in colour can be a nice addition.

Binding Size

Thermal binding is available in A5, A4 sizes with short edge or long edge binding. It is available in A3 size with short edge binding. If you need in A3 size with long edge binding, PrintPond’s offer is wire binding.


Minimum page limit for thermal binding is 10 pages, if the document is printed single sided and 20 pages, if the document is printed double sided. Maximum page limit on 80gsm paper is 350 sheets of paper-350 pages single sided or 700 pages double sided. If you prefer heavier paper like 100gsm or more, number of pages you could bound would go down.

Use examples of thermal binding

  • Reports
  • Proposals
  • Manuals
  • Dissertations
  • Theses
  • Accounts
  • Consultation Documents
  • Conveyancing Surveys
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