Perfect Bound Books (Books & Booklets)
Perfect bound book printing involves a cover snugly folded around and glued onto the edge of the inside pages. The cover is usually a slightly heavier stock than the inside pages. The cover and inside pages are precisely cut after assembly for a crisp, finished edge. Perfect binding is required for longer page publications like product manuals, service manuals, annual reports, catalogs and magazines. Perfect binding is flexible yet durable for well used products like children's books, planners, guides, and yearbooks.
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Locate your inside page stock on the table below and multiply your page count by the fraction listed.
Multiply Page Count By
|50# Text – Uncoated|
|60# Text – Uncoated|
|80# Text – Uncoated|
|50# Text – Matte Coated|
|60# Text – Matte Coated|
|80# Text – Matte Coated|
Add a space of this width between the front and back covers in your cover file.
Pages vs. Sheets
A single sheet of paper has 2 sides, a front and a back side. A sheet folded in half gives you 4 numbered pages.
To determine the number of pages, count every sheet side (each sheet has 2 sides) and all blank pages.
Your page count must be divisible by 2 for coil books and by 4 for saddle stitch and perfect bound products. If you file is not divisible by the appropriate number, blank pages will be added. We encourage you to add the blank(s) to your file to ensure placement is to your liking.