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Perfect Bound Booklet Printing Features:

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Glossary and FAQ

Ordering online: 
  1. Select Options– Use the form located on this page to select the option you’d like us to use when printing.
  2. Choose Quantity– Once you’ve selected all the available options you can adjust quantity as needed to fulfill your budget.
  3. Add to Order– When you’re ready click the “Add to Order” button and proceed to checkout.
  4. Checkout– Once on the checkout page you can select your  shipping options and submit payment and your order.
  5. Await Review– Once submitted all orders are reviewed quickly. If your order included a proof, it will be sent to you within a day or so after being reviewed by a prepress technician. Rush orders will be processed faster.
Ordering Custom Products

If you don’t see an option of what you’re looking for, feel free to request a quote using the quote form. We have often access to many, many products and options that are not available for ordering online due to logistical constraints.  

Artwork on-screen is not, under any circumstances, exactly how it will look once printed. Printing is a complicated process and we expect our clients to have a reasonable degree of tolerance for certain aspects of printing especially color. To add color control please request a quote so that you can be charged accordingly or request a hardcopy proof and allow extra time for your job to be completed.

  • If you content has been professionally prepared and you know that the version of art you’re providing is print ready with bleeds and appropriate margin then you are good to go.
  • If you aren’t sure if your art is technically sound or if it needs edits made to it’s content, please select the appropriate artwork option and fee.
  • If you need artwork made for you please write your design instructions when placing the order to the best of you ability and understand that additional charges may be quoted to you depending on the complexity of your artwork.

Due to ongoing paper shortages, some paper types will be unavailable, or may have to be substituted in accordance with our revised terms and conditions.

  • 20lb Bond is a regular copy paper.
  • 60lb Opaque Text is  slightly heavier than copy paper equivalent to 24lb Bond.
  • 70lb Opaque Text is equal to 28lb Bond. It is commonly used for letterheads and uncoated booklets.
  • 80lb Gloss Text is commonly used in booklets, brochures, and flyers.
  • 100lb Gloss Text is commonly used in brochures, flyers and booklets. It is the heaviest common paper used that is not a cardstock.
  • 80lb Cardstock is a relatively light-weight cardstock that works good as booklet covers, brochures, and flyers. 
  • 100lb Cardstock is the most popular commercial cardstock used. It works great for mailers and postcards, brochures, flyers, and booklet covers.
  • Opaque Cardstock is uncoated and good for writing. It pairs with 70lb Opaque as a great booklet cover.
  • 14pt C1S is a “Coated-One-Side” cardstock that works well for greeting cards and booklet covers.
  • 16pt Coated Cardstock is a thick sheet that is mainly reserved for business cards and postcards.
  • 12mil Polysheet is a synthetic sheeting that is waterproof and does not tear. Is works great for menus and flyers that need to last. It does not fold well.

 

Brochure: Folded single sheet that has multiple panels. Usually printed both sides.

Booklet: Multiple sheets bound together in a spine. Normally refers to saddle-stitch (stapled) booklets, but could also refer to perfect (glue) bound binding or spiral binding.

Flyer: Flat, unfolded sheet of any particular size. 

Postcard: Flat, unfolded cardstock that may or may not be mailed.

Mailer: Anything that ends up in the mail. It could be folded or not. Cardstock or not.

Door Hanger: A card specifically for leaving on a door knob and has a die-cut shape for it.

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Booklet Settings

Notice: Sizes with the binding edge less than 6" may be bound using a single staple. You can specifically request 2 staples in the order notes at checkout.

Inside Settings

Cover Settings

Order Settings

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*Free shipping to the 48 Mainland United States. AK, HI, PR, US Virgin Islands, UK, AU, and CANADA will incur added fees.

Shipping Details

This product has Free Economy Shipping to the mainland 48 US States through various service providers. Other regions are available for a fee.

Shipping time is in addition to production time. Shipping options are selected after adding your product to order. The following shipping options are available:

  • Ground shipping is free to the mainland United States and takes 1-5 days of transit. Non contiguous states are available for a fee.
  • 2 Day shipping provided by FedEx or UPS is a paid upgrade available per product in the cart.
  • Overnight shipping provided by FedEx or UPS is a paid upgrade available per product in the checkout.

Perfect Bound Booklet Printing Order form

Perfect Bound Booklet Printing differs from other types of binding by using durable glue to secure all the pages within the spine. Magazine and Catalog printing is perfect for bound booklets (usually). Here are some notable benefits that other binding methods don’t achieve.

  • Perfect Bound Booklet Printing and Binding are capable of securing hundreds of pages and a cover. Compare that to the most popular binding method of stapling or saddle stitching which becomes impractical around 50 pages.
  • Since this binding style omits the folding of saddle stitch booklets all the pages will be the exact same length instead of having the thickness of the spine count against the innermost pages.
  • Perfect binding lasts many years under the proper circumstances.
  • Are you interested in looking professional? Perfect bound books look “higher-budget” than most other binding styles. However, the pricing is very affordable for small quantity projects.

Is Perfect Binding right for your Booklet Project?

While there are distinct benefits to using a perfect bound printing method for your booklet there are other aspects to consider. Perfect binding is a form of Thermally Activated Binding, so it can be sensitive to high temperatures. Remelting the glue takes an excessive amount of heat (several hundred degrees Fahrenheit). But if it gets hot enough it can still make the binding fragile. To offset this try to favor uncoated stock rather than coated (glossy or matte). Uncoated material holds together much better with glue, but coated material still does well.

Another thing to consider is the difference between EVA and PUR glues. EVA is the most common is proper for most applications. But for heavily-used, long-term booklets like textbooks or study books then consider PUR glue. PUR glue is more expensive in every way and is not the type featured here or in most perfect bound printing online. Why don’t we use PUR glue all the time? Primarily because it’s not usually necessary. In general, the slight benefit is not worth the added cost.

Why do we offer Perfect Bound Printing?

Our focus is on maintaining high quality regardless of quantity. So we specialize in small quantity booklet and brochure printing services. It just makes sense that we focus on perfect bound printing online. There are so few capable print shops willing to do this. It goes great with our other products, like mini booklets, notepads, and coupon books.

Artwork Instructions

You may upload your artwork or email us files or links to your art files. The important thing is simply to get your artwork files to us. We do not require you to do it in any particular manner.

  • All artwork is reviewed for accuracy and quality by trained personnel prior to printing.
  • Artwork will be proofed with you if necessary, if we need your input, or if you request a proof.
Download Perfect Bound Booklet Printing Layout Templates

Production Time

Production times are the time it takes to produce your job. This is in addition to shipping. You can choose this speed in the product options on this page.

  • Production time is in addition to shipping and transit time.
  • Business Days exclude weekends and major holidays. 
  • Orders received after 12pm (Arizona Time) will be considered as starting the next business day.

Please note: If you are unsure if we can meet your time frame, use the quote form on this page to inquire about available turnaround time.

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