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Hardback & perfect bound book printing in Suffolk

Hardback books and perfect bound books offer durable, professional and luxurious print options for various projects. For high-quality book and document printing and binding in Bury St Edmunds and throughout Suffolk, get in touch with our print team on 01284 752266 or email [email protected].

Printed media needs to stand out from the crowd in a digital world. Despite the ease of bringing something up on a screen, you cannot replicate the feel and comfort of having a longer document in book form.

Hardback books and perfect bound books offer the solution. They offer a degree of credibility to your document that is difficult to achieve in other forms.

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Hardback books

Hardback books

Hardback books use case binding. The book’s covers wrap around a central core. Affixed to this are the central pages firmly bound together. Laminated or natural uncoated finish options complete the look.

Perfect bound books

Perfect bound books

Perfect bound books involve all pages being fixed to the spine using glue, and then a cover is attached. Pages are sized identically by cutting, making it ‘perfect’. The cover is soft but sturdy.

Wire bound

Wire bound

Showcase achievements with spiral bound book printing. From manuals and notebooks, to business reports and catalogues, you can custom build your Booklet with our choice of Wiro Binding options from A6 up to A3 on a massive range of stocks.

Both hardback books and perfect bound books bring several benefits. Notably, both are considerably more durable than most other types of printed paper because of the cover and binding and the quality of the paper.

Hardback book printing

Hardback books look formal and exquisite. They last and make a statement. A hardback book is best for a book that will stand the test of time. They can withstand constant use and look excellent on a shelf with a clearly defined spine.

Hardback books are ideal when you need high-quality colour printing to showcase images or artwork. They are also suitable if the printing needs protection from knocks and spills. Hardcovers work best with a minimum of 42 pages (including the cover), up to a maximum of approximately 350 pages. Hardback books are more expensive but represent the most luxurious binding option.

Perfect bound book printing

Perfect bound books look professional and contemporary. These books work very well for a coffee-table style but are equally in place in a corporate setting. These books look unique and are available in various standards and styles.

Perfect bound books lend an air of authority and professionalism to any lengthier print project. As a guide perfect bound books typically require a minimum of 42 pages (including the cover) and are suitable up to 350 pages in total length. Cover lamination increases durability if desired. The final books can have distinctly different feels, such as velvety or gloss.

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Perfect bound printing

Should I choose hardback or perfect bound?

Choosing between a hardback book and a perfect bound book will depend on the content, design, audience, budget, and desired finished look.

We recommend hardback books for:

  • Self-published fiction and non-fiction books
  • Yearbooks and annuals
  • Children’s books
  • Art and photo books
  • Formal coffee table books
  • Books that need to be used regularly and last the longest

Choose perfect bound books for:

  • Magazines and journals
  • Workbooks and manuals
  • Thick brochures
  • Informal coffee table books
  • Corporate documents and reports
  • Catalogues
  • Prospectuses
  • Papers and publications for post
Book printing Suffolk
Book printing Suffolk

Ordering hardback and perfect bound books

Please get in touch to learn more about ordering hardback books and perfect bound books in Bury St Edmunds and the Suffolk area.

We will provide you with all relevant technical specifications, options, and required templates detailing bleed, wrap-around, and safe zone requirements. If you use our design service we will do all of this for you.

We offer a complete service enabling you to achieve the hardback or perfect bound books that you want. We provide a full service from graphic design to copywriting, artwork creation and printing.

Make an impression with a printed book.

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