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Perfect Binding.

Perfect Binding is one of the most appealing and popular finishing services offered. Loose sheets are gathered in order, milled and hot glued on the spine, and an automatically hinge scored cover is then added by nipping. The book is then trimmed on 3 sides to the finished size which completes the job. Examples of perfect bound books include paperback novels and many popular magazines. “For Best results we recommend PUR glue for a more durable Adhesion to the popular Paper stocks being used in today’s Modern Printing methods.”

Some advantages are as follows:

• Economical

• Square spines

• Printable surface on spine for title

• Great for crossover images

• Very professional looking


• Maximum book size of 12″ x 12″

• Minimum book size of 4″ x 6″

• Binding thickness as small as .06″ to as high as 2.5″

• Cover stocks from 65# to 130# weight (Paper Grain Parallel with spine best)

• Text stocks from 50# to 100# Cover stock

• Call regarding Oblong style books


• Cover must be larger than book block and must wrap over spine (Example: a book block containing 100 sheets of 8.5 x 11 text needs a cover printed on a 12″ x 18″ stock with the image centered)

• Cover must be taller than book block from head to foot to allow for glue trap

• Please allow a minimum of 1/8″ all around image area for finishing trim. Failure to do so will result in a slightly undersized finished product

• Please refrain from varnish or printing on inside cover spine area (.25″ from spine)

• Consult NABS before trimming book blocks

• Provide covers as un-cut press sheets

We can bind your already collated text blocks or collate the text of the book for you. We also offer the following services for your cover stock:

• UV Coating in Gloss or Satin, we can UV Konica Minolta Copy

• Gloss or Matt Laminating (1.5 Mil lay flat film 1 side.) We stock Super stick digital films and also Indigo spec films

• Hinge Scores

All of these added features will greatly enhance the value and look of your finished product.