Color: 4/4, Full Color | Size: 8.5 x 11 and 5.5 x 8.5 | Print: 8 to 96 pages
Paper: 100# Gloss or Matte Text | 80# Gloss or Matte Cover

What Is Perfect Binding?

Perfect binding is sheets of paper held together by glue attaching the inside sheets of a book to the cover. This is best described as the same binding you would see in a paperback booklet. This type of bind creates a square spine. This binding is good for Booklets, Magazines or any type of booklet that has many pages.

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Need More Than 96 Pages in Your Book?

Perfect binding is great for larger page quantity book or booklets, Perfect binding is an inexpensive way to provide an attractive, polished and professional appearance with durability.

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How To Make A Perfect Bound Book

The internal content for perfect bound books are made up of two 8.5” x 11” pages printed 2 up on 12” x 18” text paper on both sides and collated together, one on top of the other, in numbered page order. By doing this, we can create 2 copies of a book in a single press run. They are then cut in half to create a book block. The cover is printed on 1 or 2 sides on oversize 13” x 19” cover paper. The book blocks are clamped tightly together, binding edge down, to be roughed up and the edges ground off, when run thru the perfect binder milling station. It then goes over hot PUR glue and the cover is scored. The book block is then glued into the wrapped around cover and trimmed to 8.5” x 11” finished size. They do not lay flat when open. The number of pages are unlimited up to 2” thick

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Our prices and times are based on you providing error free print ready files. Correcting file errors may cost extra money and time. TAKE A FEW MINUTES to CHECK your file with our handy checklist.

Adobe PDF Setting

Is The Easiest Way To Submit Files And Offers Less Chance For File Errors.(In Design, Illustrator, Photoshop)

FILE CHECKLIST:

Bleed, Trim, and Safety:

There are three main elements to know when setting up a document with a bleed. They are the bleed line, trim line, and safety line.

Bleed Line: 1/8" (.125)

One important custom printing term to know is a bleed. Bleed refers to an extra 1/8" (.125) of image that extends beyond the trim area of your printing piece. The project is printed on an oversized sheet that is cut down to size with the appearance that the image bleeds off the edge of the paper.

Trim Line:

Trim line indicates where to trim the printed sheet or where the edge of the paper is to ensure that the edges of the printed document are printed correctly. Similar to register or crop marks. The trim line is the final document size.

Safety Line:

The safety line or inner margin is the area in which to keep all important elements (text, logo, and/or content) within to prevent them from trimming off. All important elements should be at least 1/8" (.125) inside the edge of the trim line. The cutting of your printed piece is done in large stacks and may vary from the top and the bottom of the stack.

Framed Border:

All borders need to be 3/16" within the Trim Line as well as 1/8" extending out over the bleed line (Blue Frame).

Fold Line:

Templates also include fold marks that indicate where the fold will be. It is best to line up your panels with the folding marks to ensure the fold being in the correct spot on the panel in final production.

 




Accepted Files: .pdf, .tiff, .jpeg .psd (photoshop), .ai (illustrator), .eps (illustrator or photoshop), .indd (InDesign)

The recommended file is a PDF file but we will accept high resolution (300dpi) .tiff, .jpeg or the original source file from the following programs Photoshop (.psd), Illustrator (.ai or .eps), and InDesign (.indd).

If working in a program not mentioned files must be exported as a PDF.

EXAMPLE: PDF conversion instructions
 

Recommended Image Resolution: 300 dpi

File and/or Image resolution should be set at 300 dpi to ensure that the final document is not pixelated (fuzzy) when printed.

Enlarging an image will lower the resolution while reducing an image will increase the resolution. Enlarging an image in a layout is NOT recommended. Images that are less than 300 dpi could reproduce poorly looking fuzzy or pixelated.

Images from the internet are not recommended, as most images are only 72 dpi.

An unfavorable image cannot be resaved as a different type of file. For example, you cannot place a gif file in Photoshop and resave it as an EPS file. This does not change the compatibility of the file. If you have to use low-resolution images we will print only after you consent to the quality.

 

Required Color Mode: CMYK

CMKY (cyan, magenta, yellow, and black) is a color system called Full Color Printing. Most commercial printers use this process. RBG (red, green, and blue) is the color process that your computer monitor uses to display color. It is important to convert your file to the CMYK color process before printing as it may cause a color shift durning the transition and give you unexpected results. All files submitted that are not CMYK, will be converted over before printing. If your project is color sensitive, it is recommended that you request a hard copy proof to ensure the end result is to your specifications.

EXAMPLE: RBG displays digitally and CMYK for print.
 

Font and Transparency:

We recommend that all transparencies be flattened before file submission. We also ask that you set your fonts to outlines prior to file submission. Not flattening or outlining fonts can cause some items to fall off during file preparation for printing. Any files submitted without these things being done may result in items dropping out from your artwork during the conversion process needed to prepare your artwork for printing.

 
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