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Perfect Bound Book Printing

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Perfect bound books are books bound with white latex, yellow or PUR glue. The advantages of perfect binding are fast printing and low cost. The binding method is often with glue binding, sewing perfect binding. At BookPrintingChina, we provides various high quality perfect bound book printing services at competitive price.


  • Competitive price
  • A wide range of customized options
  • Professional quality printing
  • Truly customer-centric customer service
  • Fast delivery
  • Worldwide shipping


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Paper Options

When it comes to perfect bound book printing, one of the most important considerations is the choice of paper stock. At BookPrintingChina, we offer a wide range of options to suit your needs. One of the popular choices is coated paper, which provides a smooth and glossy finish. This type of paper is often used for high-quality publications such as magazines and art books. It enhances the colors and images, giving your perfect bound book a professional and polished appearance.

Another option is uncoated paper, which has a more natural and textured feel. This type of paper is commonly used for books that require a more rustic or vintage look, such as novels or poetry collections. It provides a tactile experience for the reader and adds a unique charm to your perfect bound book.

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Glossy art paper Matte art paper Uncoated paper


Cover paper Interior paper
  • 200gsm/74 lb coated cover paper
  • 80gsm/54 lb uncoated text paper
  • 250gsm/92 lb coated cover paper
  • 100gsm/68 lb uncoated text paper
  • 300gsm/111 lb coated cover paper
  • 120gsm/81 lb uncoated text paper
  • 350gsm/129 lb coated cover paper
  • 80gsm/54 lb coated text paper
  • 105gsm/71 lb coated text paper
  • 128gsm/86 lb coated text paper
  • 157gsm/106 lb coated text paper


Book Size

When it comes to the size of your perfect bound book, there are several popular options to choose from. The most common size for perfect bound books is 6" x 9". This size is widely used for novels, self-help books, and other general reading materials. It strikes a balance between portability and readability, making it a popular choice among authors and publishers.

Another popular size is 8.5" x 11". This larger format is often used for textbooks, manuals, and reference books. It provides more space for text and images, making it ideal for educational or instructional materials. The larger size also allows for more detailed illustrations or diagrams, enhancing the overall reading experience.

Other standard size for reference:

  • 5.5" x 8.5"
  • 5" x 7"
  • 8.5" x 8.5"
  • 8" x 8"
  • 9" x 12"
  • 9" x 6"
  • 11" x 8.5"
  • 12" x 9"


At BookPrintingChina, we can accommodate custom sizes as well. If you have a specific size in mind for your perfect bound book, simply let us know, and we will work with you to bring your vision to life.


Binding Methods

When it comes to binding your perfect bound book, there are a few different options to consider.

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The most common method is perfect binding, which involves gluing the pages together along the spine. This creates a clean and sleek appearance, with the pages firmly secured in place. Perfect binding is suitable for most types of books, from novels to catalogs and brochures.


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For a more durable and long-lasting binding option, you may consider sewn perfect binding. This method involves sewing the pages together before attaching them to the cover. Sewn perfect binding is often used for books that will be subjected to heavy use, such as textbooks or coffee table books. It provides extra strength and durability, ensuring that your perfect bound book will withstand the test of time.


Finishing Options

To give your book a polished and professional look, we provide various surface finishing options. Here are some popular choices:

finish options

Lamination: Lamination involves applying a thin layer of plastic film to the cover of the book. It provides protection against stains, fingerprints, and general wear and tear. Lamination is available in glossy or matte finishes.

Embossing/debossing: Embossing/debossing creates a raised texture on the cover of the book, adding a tactile element. It is often used for titles, logos, or special designs. Embossing can be combined with other finishing options to create a unique and eye-catching effect.

Spot UV: Spot UV is a technique that involves applying a glossy coating to specific areas of the book cover. It creates a contrast between the matte and glossy areas, adding depth and visual interest. Spot UV is commonly used for logos, illustrations, or other design elements.

Foil Stamping: Foil stamping involves applying a thin layer of metallic or colored foil to the cover of the book using heat and pressure. It adds a luxurious and elegant touch to the design. Foil stamping is often used for titles, borders, or decorative elements.

If you want to see more finishing options, please click "surface options".


Artwork Tips

Before sending your perfect bound book for printing, it is important to properly set up the pre-press file. This ensures that your book will be printed exactly as you envision it. Here are some key steps to follow:

Prepare the layout: Determine the size and layout of your book, including the number of pages and the placement of text and images. Use professional design software to create a high-resolution file.

Set the bleed: Add a bleed area around the edges of your pages to ensure that there are no white borders after trimming. The bleed area should extend at least 0.125 inches beyond the trim size.

Embed fonts and images: Make sure to embed all fonts and include high-resolution images in your file. This ensures that the text and images will be printed accurately.

Convert to CMYK: Convert your file to CMYK color mode, as this is the standard for printing. This ensures that the colors will be reproduced accurately on the printed page.

Check for errors: Before sending your file for printing, carefully proofread and check for any errors or inconsistencies. Make sure all text is properly aligned and images are placed correctly.

By following these pre-press guidelines, you can ensure that your perfect bound book will be printed to the highest quality standards.

When it comes to perfect bound book printing, BookPrintingChina offers a range of options to suit your needs. From the choice of paper stock to the size and binding method, you have the flexibility to create a custom perfect bound book that meets your specifications. By properly setting up the pre-press file, you can ensure that your book will be printed with precision and accuracy. So, whether you're a self-published author or a publishing house, BookPrintingChina is your go-to partner for all your perfect bound book printing needs. Contact us to get instant quote!

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