The perfect binding process offers a professional, clean finish for printed books, catalogs, and magazines. It’s also less expensive to produce than hardcover book binding methods and can be used on smaller print runs.
This binding method is ideal for many projects, including annual reports, brochures, catalogs, and photo books. However, it’s essential to consider how thick your pages must be to ensure proper gluing and avoid page creep (pages sticking out from the cover).
The perfect binding method is popular for softcover books and thick magazines. It involves gluing pages and covers together at the spine with a strong but flexible thermal glue and trimming as needed to give them clean, “perfect” edges. This binding method is a favorite for many businesses and organizations due to its professional appearance and relatively low cost. It is commonly used for annual and corporate reports, manuals, catalogs, and thicker product brochures and magazines. Unlike saddle stitching, which uses metal staples, the perfect binding process uses thermal glue for strength and flexibility. Whether you choose to go with traditional or PUR, you can be sure that your book will stand up to regular use and last for years to come.
PUR is more durable than traditional EVA glue for books expected to endure frequent use or have a high page count. It also offers more flexibility and a 50% stronger hold.
In addition, PUR can withstand wide openings without the risk of cracking at the spine gutter. This is important for ensuring that your pages stay in place while your customer opens and reads your book.
Besides durability, perfect bound book binding offer a clean and professional appearance that can make your product stand out on the shelf. With a square spinal edge that is ideal for printing, this bookbinding method also provides a great way to display the title or other information on the spine of your book.
One of the best aspects of self-publishing is that you can decide how your book is printed. You can choose a cover design, paper stock, binding type, and other print options. Perfect binding is also a popular choice for softcover books, especially paperbacks. This binding method secures the pages at the spine and then trims them to create a sleek, professional look.
This binding option is available on all our paper stocks and can be used to create various book designs. We recommend choosing uncoated stock for your perfect bound book, as it will allow the glue to adhere better and give you the smooth finish for which perfect binding is known. Besides being an affordable and versatile option, perfect binding is also a great choice for business books because it looks professional and can be printed along the spine, which makes it easier to distribute your book. Additionally, it is an excellent choice for short-run printing and on-demand projects because it is easy to stack and store.
Perfect Bound Books is an excellent choice for your business as they offer a variety of benefits. They are strong yet flexible and work well for various projects, including magazines, annual reports, portfolios, photo books, graphic novels, catalogs, paperbacks, and more! Unlike saddle-stitched booklets and spiral-bound books, perfect-bound books are solid and durable but offer flexibility. They can be made up of XYZ pages and are very lightweight, which means they can be shipped easily. To assemble a perfect bound book, your printer first stacks the interior pages together to form a crisp block. The spine of this block is roughed up with blades or abrasives to expose more paper fibers and increase the bonding area for the glue. The book’s cover is then wrapped around this block and adheres to the glue along the spine. After the glue has cured, the three open edges of the book are trimmed to give them nice clean edges. Perfect binding is affordable compared to other binding methods, making it an excellent choice for your budget. It is also a very versatile binding method, allowing you to choose between different types of adhesives, such as EVA and PUR. This makes it ideal for a wide range of projects, and the result will be highly professional and appealing to your customers.
Perfect-bound books are the best choice for your business because they offer affordable pricing options. They are lightweight, flexible, and can be produced quickly for a lower cost than other binding methods.
Whether you want to print a book, manual, or catalog, we have a range of perfect bound options to suit your needs. Some companies have a dynamic ordering system that automatically selects your project’s most suitable binding method. When printing a perfect bound book, most companies create the front and back cover sheets 7mm from the spine to create a hinge that protects the glued edge. This helps prevent a ragged crease when you bend the book.