Product of the Month: Lay Flat Binding

At Fisherprint TLC we offer a broad range of print and signage solutions to suit our client's requirements. In this blog we look at Lay Flat as a premium quality alternative to conventional binding methods.

Sometimes our clients are looking for something a little different from the conventional binding methods such as perfect binding or saddle stitching. This was certainly the case when Cambridge Weight Plan approached us to create an eye-catching 'coffee table' style book for their consultants as part of their brand refresh.

We felt the new look and refreshed offering should be reflected with a premium and high-quality finish which is why we suggested Lay Flat for this project. The results were a bold and stylish product which highlights Cambridge Weight Plan's ongoing commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of its customers.

So, what is Lay Flat?

  • Lay Flat is a high-end alternative to standard binding methods.
  • With Lay Flat you are able to design across a double-page spread without losing any of the content in the fold of the book.
  • They are bound in a unique way which allows the left and right-hand pages to flow smoothly together.
  • Wherever an image is placed across the centre of the book this can be printed without being cut off.

How Does it Work?

  • The reverse of each printed sheet is glued to the next to create a series of folded sheets until the book is covered.
  • This can then be finished either as a hardback or a paperback and however the book is opened this will lay completely flat.
  • Lay Flat is particularly popular for image heavy or photographic books as it can show off the images to their fullest without interruption.
  • The maximum page size for a Lay Flat book is 430x300mm.

While Lay Flat is a little more costly and time consuming than other methods of binding we hope you'll agree that it offers an impactful and luxurious finish that will wow your customers or prospects.

Fancy seeing if Lay Flat could be an option for your next printed book? Contact one of our team today on 01733 341444 or email

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