A method of soft cover bookbinding using a hot melt EVA glue (Ethylene Vinyl Acetate) which sets quickly.
Advantages: Sets quickly and books can be trimmed immediately. Relatively inexpensive form of binding.
Disadvantages: Spine can break if forced flat and pages will come away.
Binds a document firmly in place by a double-loop metal wire inserted through holes punched in the binding edge.
Advantages: All of the document's pages lie flat when opened and can turn easily through 360 degrees, ideal for manuals.
Disadvantages: Expensive for larger runs, the wire can look unsightly.