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What is the minimum page count for binding?

Updated: Mar 29

Perfect binding is a popular type of book binding you see on soft cover books such as paperback books and magazines. The internal pages are printed on both sides of text weight paper, then gathered together (collated) into a book, one on top of the other, in numbered page order. The cardstock cover of the perfect bound book is placed over and around the inside pages, attached along the binding edge by the application of a strong yet flexible PUR glue.

At UK Book Binders we have 3 PUR perfect binding machines each with their own qualities.

In short, for jobs supplied as collated book blocks we can bind from 1.9mm up to 45mm. We advise you get the stock together and bulk it up to measure the spine accurately.

1.9mm equates to approx. 16pp on 190gsm uncoated, which is the thinnest book we can bind at UK Book Binders.

Is Perfect Binding Right for Your Project?

Perfect Bound Booklets aren’t limited to authors who are printing books of 500+ pages. Plenty of businesses and organizations use this method on a variety of printing projects because of its highly professional appearance and relatively low cost, in both short runs and larger order quantities. Perfect bound binding is commonly used for a variety of publications, such as manuals, reports, catalogues, magazines, photo books and more.

We know that perfect bound books are a no-brainer when it comes to high page counts. With any booklet that contains more than 92 pages; perfect binding (or even better – PUR or Thread Sewing) is necessary.


How to set up a perfect bound book

For jobs that are to be PUR bound from collated book blocks, please send the book blocks in untrimmed – and we’ll take care of the rest!

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