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Let’s learn more about perfect binding and what it has to do with page counts.

When you’re looking for the best binding method, you might not know how the different bindings are affected by page counts. Although you’ve got plenty of choices, the perfect binding method is a safe bet. If you have questions, we have answers. Let’s learn more about perfect binding and what it has to do with page counts.


Perfect Binding

Perfect binding is a method frequently used for assembling soft-cover books. The pages and the cover are brought together at the spine with a strong adhesive. Once the spine of the book is formed, the top, bottom, and open side of the book are trimmed to even them out and create the so-called “perfect” look. You might see softcover books at libraries or bookstores and not recognize the binding right away. The spines of these books are square, while the cover is made from a stronger material than the pages inside. The covers might also be laminated to add durability and lend the covers an aesthetic boost.

While perfect binding is an excellent option for authors to choose, novels are not the only application for this method. Businesses can also opt to have their products perfect bound. When used for commercial purposes, perfect binding looks great and is affordable given the outstanding results. Some examples of business products that could use perfect binding are:

  • Reports
  • Catalogs
  • Manuals
  • Brochures

Page Counts

In simplest terms, the page counts refer to how many pages are contained in a book. However, when designing and printing a book, the total page count can lead to a fair amount of confusion between printers and their customers. What a printer calls a page, the customer might not. If you open up a book, you might think that each sheet of paper within the book is a page. But to the printer, each side of the sheet constitutes a page. A blank page on one or both sides of the sheet also counts as individual pages as well. So however many sheets of paper are in a book, if you double that number, you will find the total page count. Short books with a small page count can’t be perfect bound. Page counts also matter when it comes to creating the spine. In the end, the thickness of a spine is determined by all the page counts and the thickness of the paper.   


Advantage Book Binding Can Help You Create The Printed Book You’ve Always Wanted!

Are you interested in having a bound novel?  Are you entering the workforce, interested in a bound portfolio to showcase your work?  Advantage Book Binding offers plenty of services and binding types that are perfect for suiting your needs. We also offer specialty binding options for those of you looking for something extra special.

Advantage Book Binding can advise you as to what kind of binding style will work best for your specific project, taking into consideration budget requirements to provide you with the most cost-effective and project-specific solution for you. Please contact us today for more information, and keep up with us on Facebook, Google +, Twitter, and LinkedIn.