When is perfect bound best for you?
At DigitalPrintingIreland.ie we’ve printed booklets, brochures, documents and books for customers throughout Ireland for over 20 years. As well as offering a huge range of sizes, papers and finishes, we offer three different types of binding. There’s saddle stitched, wiro bound and perfect bound. The type of binding you choose will depend on the purpose, type and size of your document.
Perfect bound printing is cost effective and always popular so if you’re considering printing a book, brochure, magazine or any type of document, have a look below to see if perfect bound is the perfect choice for you.
What are perfect bound books?
Perfect bound books are printed on single sheets that are stacked and squared off into a block. The pages are then bonded together along the spine using strong and flexible PUR glue. The other three edges are then trimmed to make the block perfectly neat. The cover is the wrapped around and glued to the spine. The PUR adhesive used in perfect binding is resistant to both high and low temperatures. It’s strong and non-brittle so your perfect bound book will open flat without the spine cracking or pages falling out.
When should I use perfect bound printing?
Perfect bound printing is commonly used for any document of between 40 and 700 pages. It’s very cost effective even for small quantities and is often used for magazines, novels, brochures, company reports or catalogues. The finish is stylish and professional. We also print on the spine so you can see the title when the books are stacked or displayed on shelves.
What sizes are available in perfect bound printing?
We supply five sizes of perfect bound books. A6, A5, 1/3 A4, A4 and 210mm x 210mm. You can choose either portrait or landscape options for our ‘A’ sizes.
What paper should I use for perfect bound books?
You can choose anything from our extensive range of papers and finishes. Weights range from 100gsm to 350gsm and most customers choose a lighter paper for the internal pages with a heavier cover.
Our three main finishes are gloss, silk, and premium uncoated. We also offer matt or gloss lamination and we recommend lamination for your cover to add extra durability.
We also offer recycled options and of course, there’s our stunning luxury paper range for when you need something extra special. Before you decide, check out our full range online or ask for a sample pack.
For more information about perfect bound printing visit our website or contact our experienced expert print team. You can get an instant quote, upload your artwork, order your job and arrange delivery online. You can even download templates for your artwork. Simply visit www.DigitalPrintingIreland.ie to get started with your perfect bound printed book today!