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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Order PUR Perfect Binding and Printing Books

It’s not just a project, it’s your legacy. Whether you want to share the story of how you got started or make a collection of your best work, you want to put it in a book that’s certain to last. PUR perfect bound books are specially constructed so your story can be revisited long into the future.

PUR bound books use a special type of glue that stands up to heat and cold, guaranteeing your book will look and read great for years to come. Your business, after all, is a chronicle of your determination, hard work, and willingness to take a risk. When you choose PUR perfect binding for your special print projects, your record of your success will always be at hand.

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.

There’s no fine print. At Printivity, we guarantee your project will arrive both to your exact specifications, and on the date promised. If for any reason you are unsatisfied, we will reprint your project for free or refund your money, guaranteed.

  • PUR perfect bound books use a specially developed glue that reacts with the air to create a 40% stronger bind.
  • Ideal for projects that you want to last for years, like commemorations, brand guidelines, company histories and more.
  • Customize your project however you like with Printivity’s broad selection of paper stock, design and finishing options.
  • A stronger, more durable perfect bind able to withstand heat and cold.
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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 centre.
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    Can you help me with my design?
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    Absolutely. If you have questions about how to design your book, file settings, color modes, or anything else, feel free to contact us.

    What’s the difference between PUR vs perfect binding vs EVA?
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    Perfect binding is a process of using glue as an adhesive to stick the interior pages and the cover together.

    The glue used for the perfect bind is either EVA or PUR. EVA is a great economical bind and still provides excellent rigidity to the book. PUR is a reactive glue that hardens over 24 hours. It’s about 40% stronger than EVA, so it is typically ordered for more durable end-uses like self-published books, cook books, yearbooks, etc.

    Why is PUR glue stronger than EVA?
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    PUR stands for “Polyurethane Reactive.” It undergoes a chemical reaction during the curing process, allowing it form strong bonds to many different materials. PUR properties also draw moisture out of the air during the curing process, thereby creating a stronger bond than EVA.

    PUR glue can’t be damaged by oils used in the digital print process. It also doesn’t allow ink to migrate into the spine, which can weaken the spine over time. As a result, PUR has better “page pull” resistance compared to EVA.

    PUR also provides a stronger bond on high page count books.
    Why does PUR glue last longer than EVA?
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    Once cured, EVA glue can be reactivated with heat, causing it to melt. It can also become brittle and crack in extremely cold temperatures.

    Once the bond is set, PUR glue can’t be reactivated. It doesn’t melt with heat, and it can withstand very cold temperatures without damage.
    What makes PUR glue more flexible?
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    PUR binding applies a thinner coating of adhesive than EVA. This causes less distortion of the spine while giving it more flexibility and a cleaner appearance.

    What are the most common uses for perfect bound books?
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    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?
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    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 5 business days.

    PUR binding takes an additional few days to produce and cure over a 24-hour timeframe, which is why we require more time. If you need your print project rushed, contact us.

    Why use Printivity’s perfect bound printing service?
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    Every order comes back 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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