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Perfect Bound Book Printing

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Perfect Bound Book

Perfect bound book printing is the most popular type of soft cover book binding. Perfect bound books are inexpensive to make and provide a durable, high quality professional look that can’t be matched. They offer an attractive printable square spine. Saddle stitch, wire-o and spiral binding cannot offer this. A perfect binding book is the ideal choice for publications with higher page counts (28 pages up to 2 inches thick), such as photo books, yearbooks, catalogs, magazines, directories, and more. They are less costly to produce than hardcover books.

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Perfect bound example
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Types of perfect bound printing
Perfect bound printing sizes
Perfect bound example
Perfect bound paper thickness
Perfect bound coating
Perfect FreeFileReview

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

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).

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).

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

Perfect Bound Ideas & Examples

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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Excellent Star 11 Reviews
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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 $509.68 ($5.10 each) or 500 copies for only $1,440.26 ($2.88 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 $5.10 each
$509.68 total
$2.88 each
$1,440.26 total
$1.37 each
$6,836.33 total
$1.17 each
$11,720.33 total
$1.12 each
$22,341.54 total
5.5 x 8.5 $3.61 each
$361.45 total
$1.90 each
$948.77 total
$0.90 each
$4,520.10 total
$0.83 each
$8,311.18 total
$0.75 each
$14,982.24 total
6 x 9 $4.56 each
$456.28 total
$2.39 each
$1,193.94 total
$1.23 each
$6,174.52 total
$1.04 each
$10,433.23 total
$1.01 each
$20,159.19 total


• These are examples of our everyday competitive prices.

*Prices are subject to change/shipping NOT included. Learn More

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

Perfect Bound

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Rated 4.7 out of 5 Based on 11 Reviews
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Wonderful customer service, highly recommend! They even noticed a typo we didn't catch!
10 months ago
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Product was just what we expected. So delighted!
10 months 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.
one year 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!
one year 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!
2 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.
2 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.
2 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!
2 years ago
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We were really happy with the customer service and the finished product! Excellent Job!

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