Perfect Binding – Soft Bound Book Binding

Perfect Binding – Soft Bound Book Binding – Video Transcript

This is a perfect bound book sometimes known as a soft bound book, but how do we make one of these?
Well as always it starts with a flat printed sheet which is folded and then collated to create a book block. We then need the cover, which is printed and laminated and is oversized. The book block then goes into the perfect binding machine, into the clamp and has the back edge ground off. The cover is creased on entry and the book block is glued into the spine. It goes through the nippers to create the spine properly, we then have and over-sized perfect bound book. The oversized book then goes through the three knife trimmer which takes off the three edges. We then have a finished perfect bound book.
How do we enhance the appearance of one of these books?
Well there are several ways. You can add round corners, you can die cut the front for added interest. For extra strength you can section sew the inners and draw on a cloth cover, this allows you the option to foil block. You can even add an elastic strap. Several ways of enhancing a perfect bound book.

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Perfect Binding – Soft Bound Book Binding. See our video explaining how we make a Perfect bound book. Jon takes you through the process and shows some of the equipment that we use. (Video Transcript)

Cheadle Heath Works, Stockport Road, Stockport, Cheshire, SK3 0PR

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