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Perfect Bound Book Printing

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Perfect bound books are the most popular type of soft cover binding. Perfect binding offers a durable, high quality professional look at an affordable price that can’t be matched. It is the ideal binding choice for publications with higher page counts (28 pages up to 2 inches thick) such as catalogs, magazines, books, manuals, and more.
We accept your print-ready PDF files or offer our easy to use photo book maker. Delivered to your doorstep as fast as 3-4 days from proof approval. Satisfaction Guarantee!

Perfect Bound BookTypes

Perfect Bound

Perfect Bound Book printing
Perfect binding booklet printing is single sheets (text weight) paper printed on both sides and collated in page number order, one on top of the other, and gathered into a book block. The spine edge is ground off. The softcover (a thicker cardstock) is placed over and around the book block (interior pages) and attached by the application of a strong yet flexible PUR glue along the binding edge, creating a professional looking square spine that can be printed on.
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File Specifications

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Coating Options

Gloss paper has a shiny and lustrous smooth coated gloss finish. Excellent for making full color printing appear more vibrant.

Matte paper is a dull coated sheet that exhibits low gloss finish. Paper has minimal glare, making it easier to read text.

Uncoated paper is easy to write on and should be used in projects such as a workbook or coloring book.

Softcover

Perfect Bound book printing may be used for a variety of purposes, such as self-publishing your own Art Book, Manual Book, Coffee Table Book, Guide Book, and so much more. Soft Cover Books are particularly useful for printing thick, higher page count books that cannot be saddle-stitched. PrintingCenterUSA produces high-quality perfect bound books with an expert, paperback appearance.

Childrens Book Printing

Product Catalogs

Display your products with images, descriptions, and prices. Add a way to track your conversions (like a QR code or special promo code) so you can easily determine the ROI. Companies with printed catalogs can boost sales 49%.

Photobook Printing

Memory Books

Preserve special events and milestones for your family and friends with a memory photo book. They are an easy way to give a touching gift for holidays and birthdays.

Yearbook Printing

Magazine

Self-publish and start a monthly or quarterly magazine. Whether it’s a hobby, lifestyle, passion project, or business magazine, perfect binding is definitely your best binding option.  

Comic Book Printing

Art Books

Create gallery-quality art books with quality reproduction for artists, photographers, illustrators and more. Use our free downloadable templates or the online design tool to make the process easy.

Wedding Book Printing

Hand Books

Compile instructions, facts, procedures and policies to communicate information, expectations and a corporation’s or organization’s culture.

Coloring Book Printing

Photo Books

A Photo book or Photobook is a book in which photographs make a significant contribution to the overall content. A photo book is related to and also often used as a coffee table book.

Manual Book Printing

Look Books

Lookbooks are a great tool for top fashion bloggers and vloggers to share their collections and inspirations. Bring the runway to life with vibrant color printing.

Art Book Printing

Year Books

Create affordable softcover yearboks online. Great for Preschool, Elementary, Middle School, Junior High, High Schools, Colleges and Universities, Organizations, Fraternity & Sororities, Military & Classmates.

Let PrintingCenterUSA take your perfect bound book project from concept to finished product! We have worked with and helped a number of businesses, non-profits, religious organizations, schools, and educational institutions design and print. Below are ideas, case studies, and examples from real customers to help you get the most out of your next bound book printing project!


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Benefits

Perfect bound books are used to make a high-end impression on your business partners, potential customers, potential and existing client base, etc. Since perfect binding allows for a higher page count (28 pages up to 2 inches thick), you can provide a substantial amount of information in a professional-looking manner. The sharp, square spine is sure to boost customer confidence and brand recognition.
You can use these books for professional presentations, to express yourself, tell a story, train employees, self-publish a magazine, and many more options!

Page Count

We require that any multi-page PDF files be sent as single page images, not spreads. In the files, page 1 should be the front cover and the last page should be the back cover (see left). Learn More

We require that any multi-page PDF files be sent as single page images, not spreads. In the files, page 1 should be the front cover and the last page should be the back cover (see left). Learn More

Page Count

Color

Save your PDF in CMYK. Learn More

Color for Printed Books

Resolution

PrintingCenterUSA recommends that the resolution of your images and document be 300 dpi or more. Learn More

Image Resolution

Bleeds

Bleed is an extra 1/8” of image that extends beyond the trim area of your printed piece. The project is printed on an oversized sheet that is cut down to size with the appearance that the image is “bleeding” off the edge of the paper. Learn More

Bleed for Printing

What is the Minimum Page Count for Perfect Binding?

The minimum number of pages is 28 pages to 2" thick maximum. 2 page increments are required when ordering. Click here to learn more about page count for perfect binding.

What is perfect binding?

Perfect binding is when printed sheets are collated in page order, trimmed down to final size, and then finished by wrapping a cardstock cover around the pages, creating a square spine.

What is the difference between perfect bound and saddle stitch?

Printed sheets are gathered into a book, one on top of the other and the edges are ground off and the book is glued into a wrap around cover and then trimmed to size. This type of perfect bind creates a square spine. They provide an attractive looking durable book. They do not lay flat. Perfect bound book printing is great for directories, magazines, manuals, year books or any type of booklet that has many pages.

What is the Difference Between Perfect Bound and Saddle Stitch?

Perfect bound can have anywhere from 28 pages up to 2” thick. If it’s thick enough, you can design on the spine. A square spine gives it a very professional, high-quality look and feel. Saddle stitch can have as few as 8 pages and a maximum of 92. Saddle stitch is the most affordable and cost-effective option and it will lay flat and stay open when flipping through the pages. It does not have a printable spine.

Can I print on the spine?

Yes! You can print on the spine of perfect bound books as long as your page count is high enough. The spine width depends on the number of pages and the type of paper selected when ordering.

A Message From PrintingCenterUSA

We have been experiencing higher than normal volumes based on Covid-19 related shutdowns in certain parts of the country. We are currently fully operational but there may be delays in response times for live customer service. Please allow 8 business hours for a response from one of our customer service representatives.

Please visit our website at www.printingcenterusa.com/help-center to access resources like our Help Center and our Frequently Asked Questions to help guide you on any questions you may have.

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Excellent service and excellent finished product. I can't recommend these guys enough. The whole process was easy, affordable, and I love the finished product (a magazine). Cheers!
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The magazine fulfillment and delivery took exactly as long as it said it would. I got updates through out every step of the order (received-being processed-shipped-out for delivery) which I really appreciated since I was so excited to get them in. The magazine itself is such good quality. The glossy cover is a really nice touch and the pages are nice an thick. Even pages with a lot of colored ink look high quality. We will be ordering these again. Thank you!
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Incredible service! It was our first time using PrintincenterUSA and it exceeded our expectations. The magazine we ordered looks so high quality and just like we wanted it. We'll definitely be ordering again!
28 days ago
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Had an issue with how the colors were printed on the final books, but that was resolved by customer service. Happy with how the second round turned out.
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Our front cover printed a little more red than the original image. All of the other pages look great. I understand printing colors may be off from the digital image. I am trying to figure out how to assure our colors are accurate from digital to print.
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Love the end product, thank you so much. Super great job!
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Everything went well as expected. Thanks for the great service!
2 months ago
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Great job!
2 months ago
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Allison and the rest if the team at Print Center USA were amazing. so patient and helpful. the end product, a 30 page color catalog of art, came out STUNNING! even w Covid the project moved and shipped quickly. Totally reasonable pricing for a beautiful print job!
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i AM VERY SATISFIED AND HAPPY WITH MY BOOK. THANK YOU.
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Everything came out great! Customer service was professional, reliable and overall easy to work with each member of staff I came in contact with.
2 months ago
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Quality is amazing!! This is my third Magazine issue you printed for me.
3 months ago
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I’ve been ordering since June and my magazine is nothing short of being well put together.
3 months ago
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Great quality and helpful staff! We had yearbooks printed and they turned out wonderfully.
4 months ago
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I was just as pleased with my second printing order as I was with my first.
4 months ago
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Trust them for perfect binding, color, cutting, & bundling of all my books!.
4 months ago
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Amazing work on my first book ..I will be reordering this week as I have added more chapters lol...I love the work though .Very professional!!
4 months ago
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I've used a distributor printer for the past 12 years. I decided to use a traditional one to see the difference in price and quality of product. I must say, I was not expecting such a high quality product that really looked better than the printer I've been using for years. Not only were the books of premium quality, the customer service was top notch! I plan on using Perfect Bound Printing for a long time to to come.
4 months ago
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Great product and service. Thanks!
4 months ago
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Bright color and nice packaging. It came in on time also.
5 months ago
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I’m going on my third order and the quality is absolutely amazing! I’ve received nothing but great comments about my magazine. Thank you so much for being my printing company.
5 months ago
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This was the first time I had created a catalogue for my business and I am very happy with the result. The service was great and they even arrived a day early! They look amazing and I love the soft touch finish on the cover. I will definitely be ordering more!
5 months ago
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They did a fantastic job! I created a magazine for my boyfriend for his birthday and wanted to print 10 copies. They were extremely quick to respond when I had to make a last minute edit to my proof and the delivery was right on time. The finished product was perfect!
5 months ago
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Everything went smoothly. Response was quick. Quality of printing was very good.Happy with the result.
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All aspects of my experience with PrintingCenterUSA.com were ideal. Their website is comprehensive and articulate, and it provided all the information I needed in preparing my book manuscript for printing. The paper swatches, hard-copy proof, and final product (bundled copies of my book) were received more quickly than I expected. The quality of the final product, a 117 page booklet, was exceptionally good. I cannot imagine how it could have been better. Replies to my emails were prompt, and the customer service agents answered all my questions. My input to them was a PDF file containing all of the book's pages. The original manuscript was created with Microsoft WORD and saved as a PDF document. I then opened this document with Adobe Acrobat Pro, and saved it again as a PDF file. Although I did not comprehend the many settings in Adobe Acrobat Pro, apparently the PDF file satisfied all of PrintingCenterUSA.com's requirements. Even though WORD was the originating application, every page in the WORD document was filled with an image. The resolution of each image was 192 dpi, less than that of a high-quality photograph. But the 192 dpi resolution was sufficient for my purposes, and the resolution was preserved by PrintingCenterUSA.com's printing. The "Perfect Bound" binding was perfect, and the images on the pages were positioned precisely as expected.
5 months ago
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After six years of doing an online magazine, we took the plunge "back to the future" into the print world. Our experience with Printing Center USA has been quite good! We ordered the magazines through the online form, which was easy to understand. We then communicated with the print representatives, Melissa & Christina, regarding the proof, changes needed due to resolution, etc. The process was relatively easy. We received our finished product a week later and are extremely pleased with the quality of the product. The color photos look beautiful and I love the nice weight of the pages and cover. We will definitely be using their services moving forward.Very please!
5 months ago
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Great quality and well packaged when received.
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Very good quality, great services.
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Came out perfect.
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As a first time customer of PrintingCenterUSA, I received good advice on preparation of the press ready copy, many additional insights from company website presentations, good price quote, speedy printing and shipping, and I am very satisfied with the final printed booklet.
6 months ago
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Great quality and amazing customer service!
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The product was very professional and great quality.
6 months ago
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Excellent experience with printingcenterusa. Personalized phone consultation regarding design, efficient ship on a rush order, beautiful product. We'll definitely use again!
6 months ago
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I was so nervous to print as this was my first professional product in my small business. Mary did an excellent job helping me and answering all my questions to make sure I was 100%. The customer service was amazing! The product itself... wow!!! It's beautiful and exactly how I imagined it. I was so excited about what I saw when I opened up my package! Thank you so much Printingcenterusa for making my first experience a breeze! Your products are beautiful and kind customer service really tops it all off!
6 months ago
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This company is absolutely incredible. Great product and great people! I ordered magazines and the covers had a couple scratches on them. I contacted the company and they immediately sent me new ones, taught me how to order better covers in the future and even gave me $25 towards my next purchase. I can't say enough good things about this company and I will be a client for life. THANK YOU!
6 months ago
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Cannot be happier with the service and product quality! I will be using Printing Center USA exclusively for all my business print needs moving forward! THANK YOU!
7 months ago
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I was so impressed with the print quality, price, and service! A must use printer!
7 months ago
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Came exactly how I ordered it, and within decent timing considering we were in the middle of a pandemic.
7 months ago
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The catalogs I had printed looked really sharp. We very happy with the service, it only took a week from order to delivery. We looking forward of doing business again soon.
7 months ago
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This was my first time ordering,I wasn’t sure what to really expect, but I was very pleased with the results. They communicated with me through the entire process and the end results were amazing.
10 months ago
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Wonderful customer service, highly recommend! They even noticed a typo we didn't catch!
one year ago
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Product was just what we expected. So delighted!
one year ago
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The best part of this was how easy it was to format my books for printing. Their online tool for formatting the books took the horror out of checking sizes and bleeds, and just let me paste my .png files individually on each page exactly where I wanted. That free service is worth a fortune, but this was already the cheapest option I could find online. And the books are perfect. Couldn't be more satisfied.
one year ago
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I wrote my Life Story and wanted it printed to give to my family. A beautiful job, I am so pleased and feel like I am actually a published author! My book will be a treasure to save for generations. Thank you.
2 years ago
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I ordered a number of prints for a book I made for the first time ever and I am honestly amazed at the perfection of the prints! I am so happy with the result on how these books turned out. Thank you so much!
2 years ago
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AWESOME!!!! We had a wonderful experience from beginning to end! The team was so involved and helpful every step of the way, and the final product looks amazing.
2 years ago
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Great customer service and the quality was excellent. Will use regularly!
3 years ago
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There was initial orderly arrangement that did not follow my orderly numbering, thereby and consequently correction time and rearrangement took a lot of time out. At the end I lost my target time and had to extra cost for overnight delivery or else I would have lost the purpose of making the catalog. The final product print is very good that is why i am giving them 4.
3 years ago
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Product was very nice and as expected. Communication during proofing was amazing and our contact, Mary, was excellent. The only complaint would be that production and shipping time turned out to be a little longer than they estimated. Overall great experience though, and we will be ordering again.
3 years ago
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Great customer service and great quality product. The only reason I gave them 4 stars over 5 is that the system for uploading and ordering is a bit difficult to work with. However, they are so friendly and helpful along the way that it's not that big of a deal. I don't regret using this company and will many more times in the future!
3 years ago
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We were really happy with the customer service and the finished product! Excellent Job!
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