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Perfect Bound Books

Perfect Binding is a widely used soft cover bookbinding method. With this method, the pages and cover are glued together at the spine with a strong yet flexible thermal glue. The other three sides of the book are then trimmed as needed to give them clean “perfect” edges.

Perfect bound books have a square, printable spine and the cover is usually made from paper or cardstock that is heavier than the interior pages.  If desired, the cover can be clear-coated to provide durability and improve appearance. 

Authors commonly use perfect binding for fiction and non-fiction books because of its professional appearance and relatively low cost. For the very same reasons, businesses and organizations frequently use the perfect binding method on a variety of printing projects such as manuals, catalogs, corporate reports, and thicker product brochures.

Benefits of Perfect Binding

  1. It is less expensive than hardcover binding methods.
  2. This method will accommodate a high page count.
  3. It can be used for very short production runs…for example, 150 books.
  4. Books can be made with a heavier weight cover for durability and longevity.
  5. This method forms a flat spinal edge which can be printed upon.
  6. The finished shape allows books to stack well for storage and display.
  7. Perfect binding provides a crisp, professional appearance.

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