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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!

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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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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.


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


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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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

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Color for Printed Books


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

Image Resolution


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

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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 $697.84 ($6.98 each) or 500 copies for only $2,084.26 ($4.17 each) plus shipping and handling at Get an instant price on our cost calculator.

Size/Qty 100 500 5000 10000 20000
8.5 x 11 $6.98 each
$697.84 total
$4.17 each
$2,084.26 total
$2.11 each
$10,552.56 total
$1.82 each
$18,194.76 total
$1.72 each
$34,348.93 total
5.5 x 8.5 $4.86 each
$485.57 total
$2.22 each
$1,108.20 total
$1.34 each
$6,676.30 total
$1.23 each
$12,277.25 total
$1.11 each
$22,222.35 total
6 x 9 $6.18 each
$618.33 total
$2.65 each
$1,322.55 total
$1.77 each
$8,827.68 total
$1.50 each
$15,016.91 total
$1.44 each
$28,849.28 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

Gather all of your Perfect Bound Book project’s content and images.
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.
Enter your Binding, Size, Quantity, # of Pages, Ink, Paper, In-Hand Delivery Date and get an Instant Quote.
Order & Upload your print-ready PDF.
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.
When approved, we will schedule and print your perfect bound book with a softcover that is thicker and more durable than the inside pages.
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

Rated5out of 5
Based on 72 reviews
Ingrid Webster
3 Weeks ago
Amazing and good looking print job! Thank you for a flawless product and a smooth process.
2 Months ago
Amazing service and quality!
James Charlton:
2 Months ago
I love it.
3 Months ago
Print Center is the way to go for top quality. I am very pleased not only the product but also the manner in which my order was processed.
7 Months ago
These books are a huge hit with our community. I had never done a perfect-bound book, and never a project this big; the folks at PCUSA were very patient and helpful. I will definitely use them again!
Eric Bowser
7 Months ago
Aside from some edges being slightly scuffed (probably in shipping) the books always come out perfect.
Spectrum Fantastic Art
7 Months ago
Wonderful quality and attentive customer support makes PrintingCenterUSA my printer of choice for all our future projects.
Stephen Clark, Allegra Cottonwood
9 Months ago
We have had very good experiences with PrintingCenterUSA in the past which is why I chose them for a difficult perfect bound booklet. Unfortunately, I had terrible problems uploading files for this order. Initially my files were very large (although within their upload maximum) and apparently crashed their server. But even after I reduced file size substantially and was well below the maximum size requirement it still crashed on upload. I tried this several times. I ended up having to use Dropbox. Even then there were more pre-press issues which we would have caught much sooner if a didn't have so much trouble uploading. I have to say that the person I was working with didn't make any serious attempt to resolve an issue that was clearly on their side. In the end, my customer was happy with the result. The quality was excellent and once we got over the initial hurdles it was done quickly. I would normally give them five stars based on past experience, but I hope this low rating results in some improvements in their service.
Carol Hart
1 Year ago
excellent product! great service!
1 Year ago
Excellent product for the price. The staff was very helpful with both advice and service. Highly recommend.
1 Year ago
Thank you so much for all of your help!
1 Year ago
Professional & thorough.
1 Year ago
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.
James Charlton:
1 Year ago
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!
1 Year ago
Great service!
Renee Evans
1 Year ago
The completed project looks great, the paper weights (80 and 100lb) are perfect for the book
1 Year ago
The finished book - perfect bound - was more than I hoped for. The printing of the photos brought them back to life!!!
2 Years ago
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.
2 Years ago
I had an annual report printed and perfect bound. The final product was top notch and the proof process was very impressive.
2 Years ago
good communication, great customer experience in dealing with your staff. Will return again.
2 Years ago
Team was really helpful and supportive to make sure I got exactly what I needed.
2 Years ago
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!