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.
Perfect Bound Booklet Printing
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.
This product has free economy shipping to the contiguous 48 US states with multiple providers depending on your location and order size.
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 1-6 days of transit.