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Soft binding services

Soft binding (also knowns as perfect binding) paperback book binding is great for keeping the cost of your book low - even for low quantities - but retaining a professional high-quality look and feel.

Soft Binding Service

With this binding method, the pages and cover are glued together at the spine with a very strong yet flexible hot glue. As the cover is often longer than the pages or the inner pages are not 100% flush, the three sides of the book are then trimmed as needed to give them clean "perfect" edges.

Like any type of binding, soft binding does not just hold together your printed pages, but gives shape to the publication, ensures it lasts over time and makes it easy to use for the reader.

Product specifications:

  • Files accepted: All main formats, incl. PDF, Word, Publisher, PowerPoint, Excel, Rich Text Format, jpg, png (view complete list of files)
  • Paper Size: A4 (portrait) as our standard product, other shapes and sizes available on request
  • Spine: Soft binding
  • Cover: Red, green or blue cardboard as standard, other options (photo cover) are available on request.
  • Cover Material: Heavy Card
  • Maximum Page Count: 270 single sided, 540 double-sided
  • Left-hand margin (binding edge) requirement: When designing a soft bound book, please ensure that all important content and text is kept a minimum of 12mm from the bound edge of each page. This would be the left-hand side for right-hand pages and the right-hand side for left-hand pages.
  • Turnaround: Maximum 3 full working days in production*
  • Nationwide Delivery: Orders placed will be dispatched via reputable companies such as DHL and the Royal Mail.
  • Cost: From £5.50

* May be longer during busy periods

It could not be simpler to order: just use our online printing shop 24/7 from anywhere with internet access, so you are not bound by opening hours when you are ready to order. Upload your documents in a variety of formats, accept the default settings (or choose single or double-sided, colour, black and white or mixed printing), confirm the cost and pay by credit card, and you are done!

We then print, bind and deliver your document in as little as 3 working days depending on order volume and location.