We are a premiere provider of perfect binding, a bookbinding technique that involves an adhesive application that attaches the cover to the spine of a book. Our equipment mills the spine edge of the pages, then applies glue to the spine, and adheres a cover to the adhesive.
At Allied Bindery, we include the inline cutting of the head, foot and face of the book to the finished dimension. This binding technique is commonly used for manuals, paperback books, magazines, directories and catalogs.
The term “perfect binding” is refers to the fact that the binding creates a flat and seamless spine. This method gives the books a clean and professional look. This technique is popular due to its relatively low cost, ease of use, and ability to produce books quickly.
Additionally, this method is commonly known as the binding used in paperback books. We provide it to customers with books that typically have higher page counts. Perfect bound books have a more flexible spine and a flatter appearance than other binding methods such as saddle-stitching.
Finally, there are several techniques that can be used and each has an impact on durability, functionality and cost:
- Layflat binding
- PUR binding
- EVA binding
Read more about all bookbinding techniques and the history of the craft by clicking here.