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Perfect binding is a method of bookbinding, sometimes referred to as case binding, edition binding and cloth binding. It benefits from requiring absolutely no stitching throughout the entire process.

The only thing that holds the book together is a strong, flexible adhesive along the spine.Due to the ease of production, it has now become one of the most popular methods of book-binding.

  • The process begins by holding all the pages tightly together with a device such as a screw press, with the spine exposed by an inch or so.
  • The next stage requires the application of glue all along the spine of the block of pages, where the pages will be fixed. Using a firm-bristled paintbrush, a stabbing technique rather than a stroking technique is the best way to ensure the glue enters into the spaces.
  • Further manipulation of the block of pages and additional applications of glue allows for an extremely strong book spine.
  • Once the block is complete, the cover is attached with glue along the spine and held firmly in place until it sets.

If you’d like more information on which binding technique is best for your publication, speak to the book binding specialists at HPM Group. Just call 0191 300 6941 or email info@hpm.uk.com.

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