Books: Business Books Printed with Hardback or Softback

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Books Printed and Bound to your Business Specification

A well-designed, high quality book can make an impression instantly. We print all kinds of book types from a handful of copies for a personal project, to large runs of books printed for corporate clients. We also supply booklets and Lookbooks
Understanding Your Book Binding Choices
Saddle Stitched BooksPerfect Bound BooksPUR Bound BooksWirobound BooksScrew Bound BooksCase Bound or Hardback Books

Saddle Stitched Books

Pages are bound together by wire staples.

Highlighting Saddle Stitch Binding for BrochuresSaddle Stitching is probably the most popular book binding method in which the folded pages are stapled through the fold line with wire staples.

Perfect Bound Books

Often referred to as soft back

Highlighting Perfect binding and the square bind result

Perfect Binding is where the covers are glued to the inside pages with a flexible hot melt adhesive. This requires a spine of usually 3mm or more.

If your document is thinner or requires a stronger bind then please see PUR bound books.

PUR Bound Books

A glued spine with high strength adhesive

Highlighting PUR binding and the square bind result

Essentially the same looking result to Perfect Binding but using a high strength glue. Suitable for when the binding of your document needs to be longer lasting.

Also suitable for books thinner than 3mm. We will always advise you if your book needs to be PUR Bound over Perfect Bound.

Wiro Bound Books

C shape wire binding offers flexibility

Highlighting an example of WirobindingBooks that are bound with wire binding will open completely flat and allow for 360 degree rotation of bound pages.

Screw Bound Books

Attractive metal screw binding

Book Binding Example of Screw Binding showing the metal screw binding a hardback bookScrew Binding works with both hardback and softback books. It is a particularly cost effective solution with larger (A3) books.

Case Bound or Hardback Books

Typically uses a 2mm hard board

Highlighting an example of Case binding otherwise known as hardback books

Case bound books are commonly known as hardback books. They are made typically with your cover wrapped over a 2mm hard board.

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What Type of Book?
Typical Paper Weights
Soft covers 250gsm 300gsm 350gsm
Inserts 130gsm 150gsm 170gsm

Bespoke paper weights are also available – please ask.

Our typical hardback cover uses a 2mm board.

Typical Cover Finish
Standard Matt Laminated
Gloss Laminated Velvet Laminated
Typical Paper Sizes
A4 Portrait A5 Portrait A6 Portrait
A4 Landscape A5 Landscape Square
Bespoke paper sizes are also available – please ask.

Optional Extras
Foiled Embossed Full UV
Soft Touch (Velvet) Debossed Spot UV
How Quickly do you Need them?
Standard Turnaround
Standard turnaround from receipt of approved artwork is 4 days + overnight delivery
Express Turnaround
Accelerated turnaround from receipt of approved artwork is 48 hours + overnight delivery
SOS Turnaround (literally)
we will literally Stop the Presses for you. Same day turnaround from receipt of approved artwork + same day delivery
* Selecting optional extras can increase the turnaround time - you will be advised if this is the case at the time of quoting.
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Client Comment
  • They make it really simple by understanding what’s needed and I trust them to always deliver on time, even when timescales are tight. They have produced roll banners, brochures and forms for us which have all been printed to very high standards.
    - Jo Ringrose – Marketing Manager for Appleyards Ltd.



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