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Perfect-bound (paperback) books & booklets

Neat, ‘published’ appearance: high-impact, readable spine.

This option gives a document a more ‘published’ look. Perfect bound, “paperback book” manuals have a printed spine, making the book easily identifiable on a bookshelf.

Perfect bound books are suitable for situations where there is a lot of course material which needs to be handed out all at once, i.e. not in small modules.

Perfect-bound manuals are less suitable for courses where you may wish to hand out modules stage by stage. Ring-bound manuals are more suitable for this. Also, they may not suit training situations where the material needs to be referred to during the event as they will not remain flat and open as do wire-bound books.

Please let us know if you would like to receive a bound hard-copy proof of your manual before the final print run.

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  • ‘Published’ appearance
  • Printed spine, identifiable on bookshelf
  • 100% recyclable materials
  • Large capacity (800 pages; 400 sheets)


  • There is a minimum thickness of 60 pages (30 sheets)
  • Book cannot be folded back on the spine
  • Book will not lie flat and open on a surface. If this is preferred consider wire-bound books.

Product options

  • Paper colours: white as standard, other colours available on request.
  • Paper weights: 80gsm (for black print only), 90gsm and 120gsm for colour print. Other weights available on request.
  • Printed sides: double- or single-sided.
  • Print colour: mono (black) or full colour. To reduce cost, mono and colour pages can be mixed. Please contact us for details.
  • Sizes: usually A4 or A5 but other sizes are possible.
  • Covers: card.
  • Cover lamination: card covers don’t need laminating but for enhanced appearance and durability, matt and gloss lamination are available.
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