Perfect bound paperback
Perfect bound books are sleek, flexible and lightweight. They are durable and can be printed in short runs. More affordable than hard back books they are the economical option for bigger order sizes.
The recommended cover for a paperback is a 250gsm board, ideal for lightweight covers. You will need to decide if you want just the outside in colour or the inside too.
This type of binding is more expensive but offers a particularly prestigious feel. It’s a good idea for single print orders rather than larger on demand book printing. Something like personal memoirs or a lengthy story book. The hardback finish can be printed to match the design on your paperback dust cover if you are having both. The covers come in two options:
• Hardback with printed paper case – With a printed paper case you get the option to have a dust cover jacket and you
can choose the lamination you prefer.
• Hardback with Wibalin cloth cover – More expensive but a classic book covering material with a natural surface appearance. You can also have a dust
cover jacket with a choice of lamination.
Wire-O bound has a lightweight board cover and your book will have flexible pages securely and professionally bound together with a neat, durable metal spiral. It gives more of a professional look than spiral binding should you want to use it in a formal presentation.
Spiral bound also has a lightweight board cover and can be laid completely flat. The pages are securely bound with a plastic spiral which is less vulnerable to crushing or distortion than wire making the book the slightly more expensive option.
Saddle-stitching involves binding multiple pages together along a fold (also known as the spine) with two staples. Ideal for comic books, adult colouring books and children’s books.