PERFECT BOUND BROCHURES: A STRONGER, CLASSIER BOOK
This style of binding is probably the most popular around, and for good reason. Perfect binding gives that wonderful 'soft-back' book effect to your brochure or catalogue and as a bonus will work wonders for the long-lasting durability of your publication.
We realise that it's often a struggle for you to give your literature an edge without paying over the odds. That's why we couldn't recommend perfect bound printing more; it'll give your clients an awesome impression and really will last long enough to prove its worth.
Just one point we will make: PLEASE, if you are having your brochure printed in a perfect bound booklet style, make sure the cover is laminated. We've found that perfect bound books get a lot of handling, and without this protection the cover is likely to become dog-eared and scruffy.
Usually a minimum of 36pp text is recommended for perfect bound brochure printing, but this will depend on the thickness of the paper used. We'd always recommend a perfect bound spine for anything with more pages than that anyway as it would be too bulky for a standard saddle-stitch. (You may have heard of PUR bound brochures. Don't worry; it's exactly the same thing. PUR is just the type of glue that we use in perfect bound booklet spines)
It probably goes without saying that perfect bound books such as catalogues and brochures, which may have 100pp or more, should have a decent cover (350gsm - 400gsm) and a thinner text paper (130gsm is a good choice). This will give you the perfect blend between durability, cost-efficiency and quality.
If you need your brochure to really last long, then we'd recommend a section-sewn (or thread sewn) bound book. This is literally as it sounds - the book is bound together at the spine with actual thread before the cover is attached. If you're expecting your book to get a lot of use as well as last for years, then this is the one for you.
If you would like to find out more about perfect bound brochure printing then please do get in touch. Or pop a question in the chat window below. We're always on hand to help.