Perfect binding is the process of applying glue to the spine of the text and adhering the cover. This is the traditional binding of most paperback books and gives you a sturdy book that will last. In combination with our on demand and offset presses, we can print 3 copies to 300,000! Contact us today to get started!
Need to know the thickness of your spine?Email us and let us know a number of pages you have and we can give you a thickness.
For saddle stitched books, we take signatures (one sheet with at least 4 pages printed on it), nest them inside of each other and staple the spine to hold the pages together. For this reason, books must be divisible by 4 for the book to be created. This process is much less labor intensive, making it more cost effective in most situations. Saddle stitching is traditionally and is used for magazines or smaller books where the pages are limited to around 64 pages to hold its strength.
Coil books make use of a metal or plastic coil that is inserted into holes drilled into a book. The size of the coil varies depending on the size of the book. Wire-O loop books make use of a "c" shaped coil that is bent to make a circle around the spine. Coil and wire bound books have the most accessibility to the full page, being able to fold the pages back onto itself without damaging the spine.
When designing a Coil or Wire-O loop book make sure to give at least 3/8" margin on the inside to account for the drilled holes.
Quality smyth sewn bindings, with text coordinated endleaves and various cover materials to wrap your binder board in an assortment of colors. Choose from cialux, roxite, sedona, kennet, silk taffeta and our most popular arrestox B. Color coordinated 100% cotton headbands and for that extra added finishing touch sew in a silk bookmark.
Choose cover and spine copy in an array of foil colors or a front cover debossed area to applicate a fine print or picture. All case bound books can utilize archival quality papers.