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Your Menu Cover Stitching Guide

There are many different styles of restaurant menus that you can choose. Each one offers different benefits. Te right menu choice for you depends largely upon your needs, the meals you want to offer and the theme or type of restaurant you have. If you have chosen a menu style that requires a cover, it is important for you to understand some of the bindery options that you have so that you purchase the one that will give you the longest life and best quality for your money.

Single-Stitched Vinyl Menu Covers

When vinyl covers are single-stitched, that means the machine runs only one stitch along the binding area to hold it in place. Despite what many people may think, this can yield exceptional results.

The two things that make the most difference here are the quality of the vinyl that you choose and the quality of the thread that your supplier uses. If either of these items are of poor quality, no type of stitching will give you adequate performance. Choose the best vinyl possible and talk to your menu cover vendor to discuss their choice of threads to make sure you get the best one.

Double- Stitched Vinyl Menu Covers

As you may deduce, double stitching means that the machine runs two sets of stitches up and down the binding of your menu cover. This at first sounds like it will provide better durability but it can actually hamper durability in the long run. This is because it creates more holes in your vinyl which compromises the vinyl’s integrity and makes it more susceptible to breaking down quicker with wear.

Double stitching also adds more weight to your cover which creates a heavier load and additional wear and tear on the cover. This too can negatively affect longevity and performance of your menu cover.

Get the Facts

Take the time to research all aspects of your menu cover design and manufacturing. When you do, you will be able to make the best choice that gives you a long-lasting and durable cover. When you have questions, feel free to ask us at KNG—we are always happy to help you choose the right menu.