How to Start with Perfect Bound Books

Perfect Bound Books

Perfect Bound Books

Perfect bound books provide a professional, elegant “lay-flat” appearance that saddle-stitching does not provide. When publishing a better than average book, perfect binding is often the recommendation.

Perfect Bound Books

Perfect Bound Books

Authors prefer perfect binding, beyond the sophisticated appearance, they take less space to store on a library shelf, sitting evenly with other publications.

Perfect Bound Books

Perfect Bound Books

Popular perfect bound books:

  • Children’s Books

  • Works of fiction

  • Periodicals

  • Directories

  • School Books

  • Cook Books

Perfect Bound Books

Perfect Bound Books

Starting your publication printing begins with selecting a printer, papers and binding. Being a full-color publications printer since 1977, we obviously believe in our abilities to provide high quality perfect bound books.

Perfect Bound Books

Perfect Bound Books

The perfect binding process comprises of varied paper choices, choose the proper paper weight for the body of your book and a heavier paper stock for the cover. Case bound books are also available, more on case binding in another post.

Perfect Bound Books

Perfect Bound Books

There are various paper coatings available from matt to gloss and others. Our customer service representative will help you choose the best option for paper weights and coatings.

Perfect Bound Books

Perfect Bound Books

After printing the body of the book, the paper spine will be milled to introduce an adhesive friendly surface. Glue is applied to the spine and the cover is pressed to the body forming the squared spine, lay-flat book. The book is trimmed to size and packaged for delivery.

Perfect binding has page count limitations, the body of the book can have from 48 to 180 pages, not including the cover and paper weight could vary the page counts.

We print color sheet-fed or color digital offset, quantities beginning at 50 books up to 3000 are within our bandwidth of capabilities. Pricing starts around $800 for a minimum order. Color printing is our specialty, our full-color printing far exceeds any black and white publication.

Heritage Printing is founded on high quality customer service. We hire and train enthusiastic staff that understands your project and have experience in all aspects of printing perfect bound books. We believe that transparency and communication will eliminate errors and provide the very best printing experience.

When you need perfect bound books,
Heritage Printing is the PERFECT choice!

Kevin Smith
Marketing Manager
Heritage Printing

Printing Stitched Books

Stitched Booklets

Booklet Printing

Gone are the days when booklet printing was stressful and expensive. Today, printing booklets that impress any audience, at affordable rates, is easy!

Stitched books are custom printed paper, typically with a coated stock cover, that is bound by 2 (and in some cases 3) staples. Stitched books can be printed and trimmed to any standard or custom size needed.

Printing a promotional booklet can be performed digitally with a toner based machine, with an offset press using ink or a web-fed printer (generally used in large quantities, with lower quality).

Stitched Books

Booklet Printing

Digital printing provides full-color printing, at fast print speeds and a variety of sizes. Digital printers produce a nearly finished product, trimming is required as the last process.

Advantages: fast, efficient and perfect for small orders (around 1000) booklets.

Disadvantages: cost is higher per book.

Stitched-Booklets

Booklet Printing

Offset printing provides full-color, with a wider range of paper stocks and larger sizes. Off-set is best for short-run (up to 10,000) orders.

Advantages: High quality at very affordable rates.

Disadvantages: Labor intense, not as fast turnaround time.

Stitched-Booklets

Booklet Printing

Web-fed is best suited for large-run orders (over 10,000) that prefer a mid-range quality, at very low costs per booklet. Sales catalogs, newspapers and direct mail booklets are best suited for web-fed printing.

Advantages: very cost affordable per booklet.

Disadvantages: low quality printing.

Printing stitched books has many options with hundreds of price points. When choosing a booklet maker, consider experience, technology and customer service.

At Heritage, we have provided digital and offset saddle stitch booklet printing since 1977. We have grown our 4 facilities to provide high quality printing at better than industry average rates. We are not a web-fed printer.

Customer service is our primary focus. We treat your project as if it is our own. We communicate throughout the process to avoid costly mistakes and provide an atmosphere of security and professionalism. We strive to be the best of all printing companies. Read our many 5 Star Google reviews.

Consider Heritage Printing for your next stitched booklet order, we welcome your call.

Kevin Smith
Marketing Manager
Heritage Printing