Perfect bound books are high quality and affordable.
Order perfect bound book printing for an attractive, professional product.
Perfect bound book printing gives you a professional softcover book at an affordable price. Choosing perfect binding for your book printing project is a great way to make a lasting impression with a high-quality product, at a reasonable cost.
Perfect binding uses a strong binding glue to secure pages into the spine of the cardstock cover. Perfect bound books are the only booklet binding with printable spines, which enables your books to be displayed effectively on shelves and retail racks.
What makes perfect binding an economical book printing solution?
Sometimes called softcover or paperback books, perfect bound booklets strike an ideal balance between price and professionalism:
Perfect bound books are bound by a machine using only paper and glue. Some book bindings, such as Wire-o, require additional materials and often have synthetic covers.
The perfect binding machine is relatively automated. A book-binding technician simply loads the paper and covers, and the machine does the rest. Spiral and wire-o binding must be done by hand.
The setup process for perfect bound books is negligible compared to hardcover binding, sewn stitching and other professional book publishing options. This equates to competitive pricing on small quantities as well as large, preventing you from ordering more books than you need just to get a lower unit price.
Affordable for Buyers and Readers
For many book printing clients, having a product that is affordable for their target audience is a big concern. With perfect bound books, self publishers never have to worry.
Perfect binding is preferred for most fiction, art and photography books.
Perfect bound booklets offer a cost-effective solution for self published authors who want their books to appear professionally published, without going over budget. With low prices and virtually no setup, perfect binding is ideal for small and mid-size book printing quantities when you want a quality paperback book that can be sold in stores or online.
Perfect bind formal presentations for a polished, luxurious product.
Not just for creative writers, perfect binding is also a great choice for business presentations, annual reports and other professional content that needs to make an impact. You'll commonly see perfect-bound catalogs, magazines and nonfiction books, too.
Our customers choose perfect binding for photo books, novels, children's books, catalogs, family histories and much more.
We don't recommend perfect binding for technical training books, cookbooks, or other uses that require the book to stay open while laying flat. For books of this nature, we suggest Spiral Binding or Wire-o Binding.
How does perfect binding work?
- Book pages and covers are printed on a digital press.
- Cardstock cover sheets are scored to create the spine hinges, and sheets are loaded into the perfect binding machine.
- Inside pages are bonded firmly into the scored spine with a heavy-duty, fast-hardening binding glue.
- Book edges are trimmed square to remove excess glue and cover edges, creating perfect 90° corners.
Perfect Binding Videos:
"The perfect bound books look great and I appreciate how easy it is to do business with Docucopies. I like being able to make an order in the middle of the night and not have to talk to anyone, or wait for the business to open in the morning. The shipping feature on the website is also clear about when I can expect to receive the books. You are my favorite printing company!"Sarai J. - CA
"I have been using DocuCopies for almost a year now. Love it...this last project was a book for my church. They could not believe the sharpness of the colors and the pictures. All the members loved it. It was for the 75th Church Anniversary and it was certainly a HIT! Kudos to you all. This has made publishing so much easier for JCB Printing and Design. Glad I found you."Daisy W. - NC
"Recently, I submitted a huge order for "perfect binding" books to you all after having a bad experience with my normal printer. I was extremely nervous having never used Docucopies before but I took a HUGE gamble and went for it. I'm so glad I did. From start to finish, I was beyond pleased with the service. My customer service rep, Annie, went above and beyond to make sure my book was perfect. She even noticed some subtle mistakes, made sure I was aware of them and directed me in correcting them. The digital booklet is what really won me over. Being able to see the book exactly as it would be printed put my mind at ease. You all have a new, faithful customer. Thanks for making my experience and my order pleasant and perfect."Kimberly W. - LA
"Being in charge of the yearbook each year is very stressful because I want them to be perfect for everyone. Your staff is always patient with my hysteria and I am always pleased with the end result. I appreciate talking to live support staff with any questions or concerns that I have. Thank you again!"Kim F. - ME
"My friend Carolyn (owns MATINE) referred me to you. I trust her completely, so I didn't really shop around! My catalog came out better than I thought and I look forward to using you every year when I need a new catalog."Meredith A. - DC
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