How To Make a
Perfect Bound Book
In this video, Trevor Gibson shows how we take the printed pages and cover of a self published book, perfect bind it and trim to size.
- Place the printed pages into the binder.
- Pages are held and moved over a rotating blade that "scuffs" the spine in preparation for the glue.
- Trevor places the book cover into position.
- The pages are moved over a hot glue pot, placing the appropriate amount of adherent to the spine.
- Pages are aligned and pressed into the center of the cover.
- The hot glue sets quickly and the book is ready to be trimmed.
- Trevor uses the printed "cut lines" to align the book for trimming.
- Three sides are trimmed to size.
Self published books are often perfect bound, it creates a polished, professional book that many authors appreciate.
We offer numerous processes to bind publications:
- Perfect-Bound – squared spine, found in books
- Saddle-Stitch – metal staple in the spine, found in magazines
- Spiral-Bound – coils or combs woven thru pre-punched holes, found in manuals
- Plockmatic – a unique binding incorporating saddle-stitch and square spine technology, found in some newsletters
- Paste-Bound – gluing two sheets (printed on both sides & folded to make 8 pages) at page two and three, found in some brochures
- Tape-Bound – squared spine with tape securing the pages and cover together, found in some books