Pur Perfect Bound Books

Pur Perfect Bound Books
PUR bound books give you a clean, crisp, professional profile with added strength and durability, ensuring your project will be ready to be shared for years to come.
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  • PUR perfect-bound books use a special glue that creates a 40 percent stronger bind
  • A more durable bind makes PUR perfect-bound books ideal for projects that need to last for years—like commemorative books, brand guidelines, and more
  • PUR perfect binding offers a broad selection of paper types, coating, and sizing options to fit your needs

Why Printivity

PUR perfect-bound booklets: Built to last

Some books are books—but others are your legacy. For projects that need to hold up, stand the test of time, and endure for years to come, PUR perfect printing can help you build a book that will last far into the future.

Design? Done.

You don’t have to be a Photoshop master to create a million-dollar book design. At Printivity, we put our expertise to work for you—providing guidance on visuals to elevate your business.

Check, check, and check again

At Printivity, we never blindly press the “print” button. Instead, we take the time to review your files and create a digital proof that works for you. And if we think there’s another option that’s better for your order, we’ll let you know—without delaying final delivery.

Our service promise

Our policy is simple: we guarantee that your project will meet your expectations. If not, we’ll reprint it for free or give you a full refund. For more details, check out our terms and conditions.

Template & Specs

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Download a template, drop some artwork on it, and add some text. Our templates have all the information you need to create a print-ready file.
Quick specs
  • 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 PUR perfect binding?

    Perfect binding uses glue to hold the pages of your book together. Perfect-bound books are more commonly known as softcover books.

    There are two types of glue used in perfect binding: EVA (ethylene-vinyl acetate) and PUR (polyurethane reactive). While the more economical EVA is still highly effective, PUR glue is roughly 40 percent stronger. That’s why it’s typically preferred for projects that may have a higher page count or longer “shelf life”—like cookbooks and yearbooks (as opposed to products like presentations or catalogues, which may be smaller and more temporary in nature).

    Why is PUR glue stronger than EVA glue?

    PUR glue’s strength is due to its chemical composition. During the curing process, two things happen. First, the PUR glue undergoes a reaction—allowing it form strong bonds to many different materials. It also draws moisture out of the air, which EVA does not. Together, these properties help PUR glue achieve a more powerful bind.

    Furthermore, PUR glue has better “page pull” resistance compared to EVA. This is because PUR glue prevents ink from migrating into the spine, which can weaken it over time.

    Why does PUR glue last longer than EVA glue?

    EVA glue is more susceptible to the effects of extreme temperatures. Even after it’s cured, EVA can still melt in intense heat or crack in severe cold.

    On the other hand, PUR glue cannot be reactivated once its bond is set. That means it can withstand very high or very cold temperatures without damage—making it better equipped to weather serious conditions that often occur over time.

    Why is PUR glue more flexible than EVA glue?

    PUR perfect binding applies a thinner coating of adhesive than the EVA binding process does. This causes less distortion of the spine, while giving it more flexibility and a cleaner appearance.

    What are the most common uses for perfect binding and PUR perfect binding?

    Perfect binding is incredibly versatile and can be used across a wide range of products—from catalogues and magazines to self-published books, children’s books, and beyond.

    Because PUR glue is roughly 40 percent stronger than the EVA glue used in standard perfect binding, it’s often preferred for projects that may have a higher page count or longer “shelf life”—like cookbooks and yearbooks (as opposed to products like presentations or catalogues, which may be smaller and more temporary in nature).

    How many pages are best for PUR perfect binding?

    Though it ultimately depends on the thickness of the paper, PUR perfect binding is ideal for projects up to 400 pages.

    When will I receive my PUR perfect-bound books?

    Delivery dates vary depending on the quantity and page count of your order, but our standard turnaround time is typically 5 business days. PUR glue takes longer to set than EVA glue, which is why turnaround times are a bit longer than for our standard perfect binding process.

    For faster turnarounds, select a delivery date in your cart.


    More Resources

    A PUR perfect bound book says more.

    There are times when your biggest goal is to exceed your audience’s expectations. One of the surest ways to this is by delivering your message in a way that they never saw coming.

    This is exactly what PUR perfect bound books are made for. With a professional look and feel and unique customization options, PUR perfect bound books elevate pitches, brochures, reports — and nearly any other kind of content your brand wants to share — with an elegant presentation style they can’t look away from.

    What are PUR perfect bound books used for?

    Clean and crisp, perfect binding affords you a real self-published book or can elevate a product catalog or magazine.

    Need a presentation that takes it to the next level?

    Few printing options make the kind of deep, long-lasting impression that a PUR perfect bound book does. PUR perfect binding from Printivity accommodates a wide variety of paper types and finishings, allowing you to create a book that leaves the exact impression you want. Whether you’re looking for something elegant, or something more daring, we have options for both. Premium coated paper or lamination options can add a final touch to your booklet that will be sure to set you a part.

    Why choose PUR perfect binding?

    Print on the spine. With PUR perfect binding, you can create a spine design, giving you more real estate to print the booklet title, publication date, or anything else directly on the spine.

    High page counts. Print anywhere from 30 to 200 pages with PUR perfect bound printing.

    Getting started with PUR perfect binding.

    There are a couple things to keep in mind when designing your PUR perfect bound book: gutter margins, spine widths, full bleed. This can affect content and readability, so be sure to download our product template or you can request a free complimentary file check here. We’ll look over your file, check over anything and send you a digital proof—for free.

    For more details on how to design your perfect bound book, here’s an article on perfect bound book printing design.

    Ordering PUR perfect binding from Printivity

    We’ve made the ordering process a breeze. Select your product. Add to cart. Upload your PUR perfect bound files. Checkout. Done.

    When you’re happy with your product selection, add the product to your cart. Enter the shipping ZIP code, select a delivery date, and upload your files directly on the Cart page. Complete your checkout on our secure payment platform, and you’ll receive an order confirmation. Our file experts will hand check your files and send a digital book proof to your inbox. Once you’ve reviewed and approved your digital proof, we’ll place your perfect bound order into production and ship your books directly to your door.

    PUR perfect bound book printing and binding process

    Printivity is G7 color certified, which means we offer some of the best color quality in the world. Coupled with our cutting-edge technology, we’ve created some of the best production protocols in the country. Each file is hand checked by one of our file experts to ensure your files are optimized for print production.

    Once your order is placed into production, we use a system of automation and artificial intelligence to optimize your color quality. Our facilities operate 24x7 throughout the United States.

    PUR perfect binding and mailing services

    Mailing your PUR perfect bound books directly to readers? Send your mailing list and we’ll validate the mailing list, certify address, presort your perfect bound books, and deliver everything to the post-office. Your readers will receive your perfect bound book within days or weeks. No hassle. No headaches. Just great service.

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