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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

Our Most Popular Paper Options are

paper thickness

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.

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.

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How Much Does it Cost to Get a Perfect Bound Book Printed?

You can get 100 copies of an 8.5” x 11” 36 page Softcover Perfect Bound Book on 80# Gloss Cover and 100# Gloss Text, Full Color, (4/4) printed and delivered to your doorstep in 4-11 business days with our Wait & Save Production Time option for only $693.52 ($6.94 each) or 500 copies for only $2,062.17 ($4.12 each) plus shipping and handling at PrintingCenterUSA.com. Get an instant price on our cost calculator.

Size/Qty 100 500 5000 10000 20000
8.5 x 11 $6.94 each
$693.52 total
$4.12 each
$2,062.17 total
$2.06 each
$10,322.38 total
$1.77 each
$17,734.41 total
$1.67 each
$33,428.23 total
5.5 x 8.5 $4.83 each
$483.29 total
$2.19 each
$1,096.60 total
$1.31 each
$6,547.54 total
$1.20 each
$12,019.73 total
$1.09 each
$21,707.31 total
6 x 9 $6.16 each
$616.05 total
$2.62 each
$1,310.95 total
$1.74 each
$8,698.92 total
$1.48 each
$14,759.39 total
$1.42 each
$28,334.24 total


• These are examples of our everyday competitive prices.

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How to Print a Perfect Bound Book in 7 Easy and Affordable Steps

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Gather all of your Perfect Bound Book project’s content and images.
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Place and format your content and images in an Adobe Suite Program (InDesign or Illustrator) OR: Use our online design tool or downloadable templates to create your perfect bound book. Click Here for Perfect Binding Design Tips.
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Enter your Binding, Size, Quantity, # of Pages, Ink, Paper, In-Hand Delivery Date and get an Instant Quote.
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Order & Upload your print-ready PDF.
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We will then run your files through our 43-point checklist and send you a PDF or Hard Copy Proof for you to approve or reject.
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When approved, we will schedule and print your perfect bound book with a softcover that is thicker and more durable than the inside pages.
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Your perfect bound book will be delivered to your doorstep as promised for you to enjoy and distribute your perfect bound books.
Independent Customer Reviews

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excellent product! great service!
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Excellent product for the price. The staff was very helpful with both advice and service. Highly recommend.
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Thank you so much for all of your help!
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Professional & thorough.
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I was especially impressed with the staff who made sure everything was correct which helped immensely because the final product was exactly what I wanted.
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It was so easy. Everyone was nice and helpful. I am not that comfortable with using an automated platform and one of the staff stayed with me step by each step so that I managed it and got it right. Then I made a mistake and again, a super helpful member of the staff sprang into action to help fix my mistake. I brag about Printing Center to everyone that will listen although the product they created for me does the bragging also!
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The completed project looks great, the paper weights (80 and 100lb) are perfect for the book
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The finished book - perfect bound - was more than I hoped for. The printing of the photos brought them back to life!!!
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The final booklet we had printed came out great. The color printing was high quality, it looked very professional and had the best price point I could find for the work we wanted done. I will be using them again for this project and others. Also, there was a lot of contact from the company before printing to be sure the final proof was going to come out how we wanted and look great.
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I had an annual report printed and perfect bound. The final product was top notch and the proof process was very impressive.
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good communication, great customer experience in dealing with your staff. Will return again.
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Team was really helpful and supportive to make sure I got exactly what I needed.
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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!
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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!
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Great job!
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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.
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Quality is amazing!! This is my third Magazine issue you printed for me.
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I’ve been ordering since June and my magazine is nothing short of being well put together.
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Great quality and helpful staff! We had yearbooks printed and they turned out wonderfully.
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I was just as pleased with my second printing order as I was with my first.
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Trust them for perfect binding, color, cutting, & bundling of all my books!.
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