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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.

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

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). 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

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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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 $421.49 ($4.21 each) or 500 copies for only $1,494.15 ($2.99 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 $4.21 each
$421.49 total
$2.99 each
$1,494.15 total
$1.39 each
$6,945.23 total
$1.19 each
$11,878.57 total
$1.13 each
$22,607.06 total
5.5 x 8.5 $2.69 each
$269.34 total
$2.00 each
$997.60 total
$0.92 each
$4,605.61 total
$0.84 each
$8,434.98 total
$0.76 each
$15,173.42 total
6 x 9 $4.21 each
$421.20 total
$2.49 each
$1,245.29 total
$1.26 each
$6,276.74 total
$1.06 each
$10,578.46 total
$1.02 each
$20,402.67 total


• These are examples of our everyday competitive prices.

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Perfect Bound Book Frequently Ask Questions

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What is perfect binding?
Perfect bound books are more commonly known as soft-cover books, which you may find in your own library. The binding is glued with an adhesive to bond the inner pages with the cover.
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What is the best page count for perfect binding books?
A perfect binding book is an 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.
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Can I put printing on the spine of a perfect bound book?
Yes. Perfect binding creates a flat spine that allows for printing the name of the book and the author.
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What are the most common uses for Perfect Bound Books?
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.
Independent Customer Reviews

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Rated 4.9 out of 5 Based on 31 Reviews
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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.
8 days 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!
8 days 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!
14 days ago
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Everything went smoothly. Response was quick. Quality of printing was very good.Happy with the result.
15 days ago
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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.
17 days 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!
17 days ago
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Great quality and well packaged when received.
17 days ago
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Very good quality, great services.
26 days ago
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Came out perfect.
28 days ago
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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.
one month ago
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Great quality and amazing customer service!
one month ago
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The product was very professional and great quality.
one month 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!
one month 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!
2 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!
2 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!
2 months ago
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I was so impressed with the print quality, price, and service! A must use printer!
2 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.
2 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.
2 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.
5 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.
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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