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Choose perfect bound booklet printing for your client’s premium brochures and catalogues. Using a PUR adhesive, these brochures are built to last and can handle heavy paper stocks and a high page volume. Mix and match from a wide range of cover and inner stocks and select custom sizes up to A4.

  • To avoid any scuffing marks on the spines with full ink coverage we would recommend adding a laminate.

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Perfect Bound Books | Brochure & Catalogue Printing

Perfect Bound printed booklets have gained significant popularity in both the creative and professional industries. Their allure lies in their lavish cover materials and impeccable precision finish, making them a highly sought-after option for brochures with a substantial number of pages.

Our perfect bound books are meticulously crafted through a two-step process. First, the inner pages are grouped together, while the outer cover is printed separately. These elements are then seamlessly combined by glueing the inner pages to the inside of the cover at the spine. The result is a sturdy and long-lasting structure capable of withstanding extensive use.

Understanding the value of customisation to our customers, we provide a wide selection of paper stocks, cover materials, and sizes. This allows you to create your very own perfect bound book by choosing the ideal combination that best suits your needs.

  • Custom sizes up to A4
  • 12 internal paper stocks
  • 7 cover paper stocks
  • 3 cover laminations
  • From 40 to 240 pages
  • Order from as little as 1 book. 
  • When there is heavy ink coverage on an unlaminated spine you may notice scuff marks because of the way it is bound. To avoid any scuffing marks we would recommend adding a laminate.

Perfect binding gives a premium finish to any document and is the ideal solution for shopping catalogues, education textbooks, company brochures, authors and more.

Whatever your requirements, our range of Perfect Bound books is sure to deliver. Use our handy spine width calculator above to calculate the width of your Perfect Bound spine based on the options you have selected.

We aim to produce order quantities of 500 and below using our state-of-the-art digital facilities, while larger quantities are produced using our modern litho presses.

  • UK shipping is free, exceptions apply.
  • If you need some help putting your perfect bound booklet artwork together, please see our Help Centre article here

Technical Specifications for Perfect Bound Printing

How To Set Up Design Files For Perfect Bound Books & Catalogue Printing

  • For Perfect Bound Booklets, please submit artwork as two files.

    • One file is the cover pages, submitted as a spread including the spine.  Please use our spine width calculator to ensure you have the correct spine size.

    • The second file should be the inner pages, submitted with individual pages in running order.
    • For example, for a 40 page brochure, please supply an inner PDF of 36 pages and a cover PDF of two pages – page 1 being the outside cover spread and page 2 being the inside cover spread.
  • Booklets must contain a page total divisible by 4.
  • It is recommended you do not place words, page numbers or images too close to the edges of each page.  We would recommend a safe zone on all sides of at least 10mm for Perfect Bound.
  • To ensure the best possible finish, please leave the inside spine and 5mm either side of the spine blank as the glue works better on areas with no print.
  • Include 3mm bleed on all sides
  • Supply as a CMYK PDF
  • Outline or embed fonts
  • 300dpi resolution

NOTE: We recommend adding lamination to the cover pages for protection. During production, the spine is glued to the inner pages using a clamp which may cause scuffing or printer marks around the spine area and any other heavy ink coverage area on the cover. - More information.
If lamination is not desired, we advise reducing any graphics or background colours crossing into the outer and inner spine area.

If you need some advice on how to set up images that cross overspreads, see our article here - Tips on setting up a Perfect Bound Book with crossover images and text.

For more guidance on how to successfully set up and submit your artwork, see our booklets and brochures help pages. 

For help with booklet printing visit the Resource Hub where we have a handy booklet help section

High Quality Printing with Sustainability in mind.

We are working hard to mitigate our environmental impact and are following an emissions reduction program to lower our direct and indirect emissions which will lead us to Net Zero by 2040.

We are working hard to introduce more environmentally credible products in our range and we encourage you to consider using more of those products.

Tradeprint supports Two Sides, the print and paper advocacy group that aims to dispel myths around greenwashing and promote paper as a truly sustainable product.

We are committed to reducing waste and in particular aiming to eliminate problematic plastics from our printing and fulfilment operation.

Read full Environmental policy here.