Printing Projects Chicago Screw – Print Projects with Naughty Names

By Winn Apple   |   Published March, 2014


Most everyone has atleast seen a printing product, like a booklet, that has saddle stitch, wire-o, or perfect binding. What you may not be as familiar with are Chicago screws.


Chicago screws are a non-permanent, albeit nearly impossible to remove, type of print binding. It’s a machine scew that is fastened in a single corner allowing your pages to “fan out”.

Because the pages of your booklet do not lay flat when opened, it is reserved for a very specific type of presentation.


An alternative to the Chicago screw are grommets. These are versatile metal rings also used for hanging Banners. As a binding for your brochure, it less cumbersome. It’s somewhat unconventional and on the right printed piece it can be really eye catching.

Because grommets are flatter than a Chicago screw, the pages can flip open rather than fan out. It’s useful for product like Calendars or other printed products that your end user is expected to hang.

The above examples were all beautifully printed here at PrintingGreen / Bacchus Press. We have over 33 years of experience delivering Award Winning Printing. If you have a print job in the works but need some guidance don’t hesitate to drop us a line or submit a quote request for your more complex printing.

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