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As a business person, marketer, author, or designer, you want to leave people in awe. Blow them away, with elegant, professional, and beautifully crafted perfect bound books.
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The #1 binding option for softcover books.

You don’t just want to exceed your audience’s expectations, you want to blow them away . . . but without blowing your budget. Perfect binding can help you do it by giving you a beautifully bound book at an even more attractive price point.

With a professional look and feel and unique customization options, perfect bound books elevate pitches, brochures, reports — and nearly any other kind of content your brand wants to share — with an elegant presentation style. When you want to make sure you have their absolute attention, give them something they’ll never see coming.

Short or long page counts, perfect binding can handle it. Perfect bound books can be as short as 30 pages or as long as 200 pages, giving you the flexibility to make a deep, long-lasting impression no matter how long your content is.

Create a book that fits your brand. With endless paper, finishing, and book sizes options, you can customize your book to make the exact impression you want. Whether you’re looking for something sophisticated and elegant, practical and usable, or somewhere in between, perfect bound books ensure your content connects with you audience.

Check, check, and check. Most printers simply press the Print button on your order. Not us. We take the time to check your files and create digital proofs to ensure our work meets your expectations. If we think another option is a better fit for your goals, we’ll consult with you about it, while still guaranteeing your delivery date.

Need help with design? You have other things to do than master Photoshop or learn the quirks of print design. At Printivity, we put our expertise to work for you, helping you with cover designs and page layouts, as well as optimizing your files for print.

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  • Perfect bound books, or soft-cover books, uses a clean and elegant glue bind to give your readers the ultimate reading experience.
  • An excellent option for self-published books, catalogs, magazines, or any premium product.
  • Choose from endless paper and finishing options that fit your brand.
  • A premium reading experience, bound to impress.
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  • Preferred File Format: PDF.
  • Accepted File Formats: DOC, JPEG, JPG, PNG, TIFF, AI, PSD, PUB, PPT.
  • Resolution: 300 DPI.
  • Color Space: We prefer CMYK (Cyan/Magenta/Yellow/blacK). If you use RGB, the colors on the print may turn out, in some cases, different than what you're expecting.
  • Fonts: Please flatten your documents before sending your file. If you use a special font which our system can not recognize, the document will replace your font with another font in our system.

  • Need help? Contact us or visit our help center.
    What is perfect binding?

    Perfect binding uses glue as an adhesive to stick the interior pages and the cover together.

    Perfect bound books are more commonly known as soft-cover books, which you may find in your own library.

    What type of glue do you use?

    There are two types of glue that we use, depending on what product you order. Our standard perfect bound books use EVA glue, whereas our PUR perfect bound books use PUR glue.

    PUR glue is used for books that require a stronger bind. This includes book applications that required durable, lay-flat binding or books with over 150 pages.

    Get more information about PUR Perfect Bound Books.

    Why is it called perfect binding?

    Before binding, the pages and the cover are cut to the exact same size. This enables them to line up perfectly during the binding process so that no pages stick out farther than any other.

    What is the best page count for perfect binding books?

    It depends on the thickness of the paper and the number of pages. Generally speaking, perfecting binding is not well suited for books with a minimal number of pages. The more pages in the book, the more perfect binding becomes the best option.

    Can I put printing on the spine of a perfect bound book?

    Yes. Perfect binding creates a flat spine that allows for printing the name of the book and the author.

    Which is better – perfect binding or hardcover binding?

    It depends on many factors, including the number of pages and how long you want the book to last. For the right book project, perfect binding offers several advantages over hardcover binding.

    • Lighter in weight
    • Faster turnaround time
    • Ability to lay the book flat without damaging it
    • Lower cost than hardback
    What are the most common uses for Perfect Bound Books?

    Because perfect binding is such a versatile product, we see this type of binding used for catalogs, magazines, manuals, self-published books, children’s books and much more.

    How soon can I get my perfect bound books?

    Your exact delivery dates may vary depending on quantity ordered and page count, but the fastest delivery options will get your perfect bound books in your hands within 2 business days.

    Need same day or next day service? Contact us.

    Why use Printivity’s perfect bound printing service?

    Every order comes backed with our customer satisfaction guarantee. If you are not happy with our quality, we do our best to make it right.

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