How To Make a Perfect Bound Book

In this video, Trevor Gibson shows how we take the printed pages and cover of a self published book, perfect bind it and trim to size.

  • Place the printed pages into the binder.
  • Pages are held and moved over a rotating blade that "scuffs" the spine in preparation for the glue.
  • Trevor places the book cover into position.
  • The pages are moved over a hot glue pot, placing the appropriate amount of adherent to the spine.
  • Pages are aligned and pressed into the center of the cover.
  • The hot glue sets quickly and the book is ready to be trimmed.
  • Trevor uses the printed "cut lines" to align the book for trimming.
  • Three sides are trimmed to size.

Self published books are often perfect bound, it creates a polished, professional book that many authors appreciate.

We offer numerous processes to bind publications:
  • Perfect-Bound – squared spine, found in books
  • Saddle-Stitch – metal staple in the spine, found in magazines
  • Spiral-Bound– coils or combs woven thru pre-punched holes, found in manuals
  • Plockmatic – a unique binding incorporating saddle-stitch and square spine technology, found in some newsletters
  • Paste-Bound – gluing two sheets (printed on both sides & folded to make 8 pages) at page two and three, found in some brochures
  • Tape-Bound – squared spine with tape securing the pages and cover together, found in some books

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