- Perfect bound book printing is a great option for documents from 28 up to 700* printed pages. No wonder it’s so popular!
- If your cover is a solid colour or high coverage of ink, please opt to laminate your cover during the instant quote process - we recommend 300gsm silk with matt lamination one side.
- 250 28pp A5 books using recommended specifications from only £1.52 per book.
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If your document is too thick to be saddle-stitched or stapled, then perfect bound book printing is your perfect option.
Perfect bound printing is commonly used for magazines, brochures and thicker booklets and reports, this method binds your document together with adhesive along the spine to provide a smooth and stylish finish. When designing your perfect bound book you need to allow 12mm safe area at the spine edge of the first and last inside text page and inside front and back cover page. We crease the cover 9mm from the spine to create a hinge that protects the glued edge. It’s professional in appearance, cost effective - even for low quantities - and a great option for documents from 40 up to 700* printed pages. No wonder it’s so popular!
We only use PUR glue to perfect bind our books as it is much stronger than old-fashioned hot melt glue. PUR binding is more tolerant to higher and lower temperatures as is very flexible and non-brittle, meaning books open flatter without cracking the spine or pages falling out.
Whether you’re publishing a bestseller, producing a glossy manual or distributing your annual report, we can help.
We have a great range of paper and finishes to choose from, with the option of matt or gloss lamination. Choose from silk, gloss or uncoated for your cover (250gsm to 350gsm), with gloss, matt or no lamination. We recommend you always matt laminate your cover for a quality finish. Our perfect bound books are available in A4 portrait, 1/3 A4 portrait, A5 portrait or landscape or 210 x 210mm square. Your inner (text) pages can be uncoated, silk or gloss, in weights ranging from 100gsm to 150gsm.
* This does not apply to A4 Landscape books where the maximum spine thickness is 26mm (approx 450 printed pages on 130gsm silk).
Silk coated paper has a smooth feel with a discreet surface sheen. It offers excellent ink to paper contrast, and printed colours appear distinct and clear. A recycled option is available. (Cover 250gsm – 350gsm; inner text 130gsm – 150gsm)
Gloss coated paper has a shiny surface and very smooth finish. Colour is sharp and stands out well. Ink dries quickly and the need for lamination is reduced. (Cover 250gsm - 350gsm; inner text 130gsm – 150gsm)
Our premium uncoated paper is absorbent. Printed inks appear flatter due to this absorbency, and the paper has a soft finish. A recycled option is available. (Cover 250gsm – 300gsm; inner text 100gsm – 120gsm)
Matt lamination gives a soft, contemporary effect. Gloss lamination gives a higher quality shine finish than gloss card. Lamination is most useful with solid colours or images to enhance their vibrancy or where you want to protect your printed documents. The most popular option is to matt laminate your cover.
Have a look at our range of options for PUR binding and remember, we also offer a full selection of delivery options from free delivery to next day express so order your PUR perfect bound book online today.
Q. Where would you use perfect bound books?
Q. What are the benefits of perfect binding?
Q. What is the difference between perfect bound and saddle-stitched?
Q. What is the process for binding perfect bound books?
Q. Can a perfect-bound book have printing on its spine?
Q. What glue do you use for your perfect bound books?
Q. What paper options do you offer with perfect bound books?
Q. Can any book be perfect bound?
Q. What sizes are available for my perfect bound books?
Q. What finishes do you offer for perfect bound books?
Q. Do you have any templates that I could download?
Q. How do I supply my artwork?
Q. Do I need bleed and crop marks on my artwork?
Q. Do I need to supply fonts?
Q. Do I need to adhere to certain margins when designing my perfect bound book?
We provide templates in Adobe Illustrator, InDesigns and PDF formats.
- Adobe Illustrator
- Adobe InDesign
120 x 120mm Perfect Bound Book
A6 Landscape Perfect Bound Book
A6 Portrait Perfect Bound Book
140 x 140mm Perfect Bound Book
148 x 148 Perfect Bound Book
3rd A4 Landscape Perfect Bound Book
3rd A4 Portrait Perfect Bound Book
A5 Landscape Perfect Bound Book
A5 Portrait Perfect Bound Book
210 x 210mm Perfect Bound Book
US Comic Size Perfect Bound Book
US Letter Size Perfect Bound Book
A4 Landscape Perfect Bound Book
A4 Portrait Perfect Bound Book
I used Digital Printing for the printing of 20 copies of a 40-page perfect bound book I had designed. I couldn’t have been happier with the quality of the print and the finishing. The turnaround time was also excellent.
Excellent. Print quality was top notch and it arrived on time. I got the number of pages wrong and they let it slide this time!