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Perfect binding is commonly used for catalogs, directories and paperback books that have a higher page count. Pages are glued together at the spine with a strong, flexible glue. The cover is wrapped around the glued pages, and the brochure or catalog is then trimmed to its finished size.
Advantages of Perfect Binding– Overall valuable look and appeal– Printable spine– Longevity– Ability to creatively interleaf pages.
Use a variety of aper weights, colors and finishes nearly anywhere you like.
Limitations of Perfect Binding– Does not lay flat. You lose design space in the gutter area.Not suggested for applications in which hands-free reading isimportant (e.g., cookbooks or instruction manuals)
– Recommended thickness:Minimum: .125 inch (if spine is printed) or .0625 inch if spine isn’t printed.Maximum: 2.25 inches