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Our softcover book binding, also called perfect binding, is a popular choice with students. With softcover book binding, adhesive is applied to the spine side of the pages, and the cover (comprised of 350gsm cover stock with film lamination) is then wrapped around the pages. After the adhesive is cured, the book is trimmed on three sides, leaving you with an attractive, functional soft cover book.

Minimum and maximum page limits
The minimum number of pages that can be soft cover bound is 20, and the maximum number of pages is 600.

Preparing your files
We work exclusively with PDF files. You can convert your documents to PDFs using your own PDF converter either online or as a print driver on your own computer. When converting to PDF, please maintain the highest resolution and make sure your fonts are embedded.

Page Setup
Because of the binding process, we suggest allowing at least a 15mm margin on the binding edge of each page of your book and at least a 5mm margin at the top, bottom, and outside edges of each page. This will place the page content in a more "centered" position. When setting up your PDF files, it is important to know that the first page of your PDF will be the first right-hand printed page of the book.

Cover Options

The cover is produced with your own design using 350gsm card stock which is subsequently laminated with either a matt or gloss finish. This can also be personalized with our hot foiling options to add a more personal touch to your covers. To learn more about this visit the Foil Printing page or check the Foil Printing on Book cover section when filling out the form below.

Available in any sizes
Softcover binding is available in A3, A4, A5, A6 any of these book sizes or in-between sizes in either portrait or landscape orientation.

Production Time

  • Express 4 Hour Service

  • Premium 8 Hour Service

  • Standard 24 Hour Service

Paper Stock

  • 120 gsm

  • 160 gsm

  • 200 gsm

  • 300 gsm

  • 140 gsm Silk

  • 170 gsm Gloss

  • 250 gsm Gloss

  • 140 gsm Cartridge

  • 160 gsm Cartridge

  • 220 gsm Cartridge

Speciality Paper Stock​​

  • Acetate

  • Tracing Paper

  • Translucent Paper

Additional Personalisation

  • Foil Printing & Embossing

  • Laser Etching

SC-Softcover Binding
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