Absolutely. If you have questions about how to design your book, file settings, color modes, or anything else, feel free to contact us.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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