How to Bind a Book With Staples

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How to Bind a Book With Staples
Bind books effectively using staples. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

Give your book project a professional look by binding it with staples. A book's binding is what holds its pages together and by using the right stapling technique you can keep it in good condition for a long time. Using staples is cost effective and the materials are easy to find. Bind your book with staples as an easy way to protect the pages of your book project so you don't have to worry about it falling apart.

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Things you need

  • Staples
  • Staple gun
  • Pliers
  • Board with slit

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  1. 1

    Stack the pages of the book on the board so they are facing up. The board should be broad enough for the pages to rest on it without hanging over the edges. The slit should be ¼ inch away from the left edge of the pages and should be narrow enough so the pages do not sink into it.

  2. 2

    Mark at least three spots where you want to staple the pages. Each mark needs to be ¼ inch in from the left edge of the paper. The top and bottom marks need to be ½ inch from the top and bottom edges. The marks between the top and bottom marks need to be evenly spaced.

  3. 3

    Staple through each mark using the staple gun. The staples need to be long enough to go through all of the pages and should be pointing unobstructed into the slit in the board by about ¼ inch.

  4. 4

    Turn the pages over and fold the sharp part of the staples against the pages using pliers. The pages are now bound and ready for a cover.

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