Perfect Bound Books - Separate Cover

Our most beloved product, perfect bound books are books that consist of a cover and interior pages that are bound together with the best quality grade PUR glue. Many of our clients use them for presentations, gifts, and products since they lay beautifully on a table with a clean finish. One of the challenges with perfect bound books is that they do not lay flat so they’re not optimal for long uses where writing is involved. The great news is that we use PUR glue, which has enough flexibility to allow pages to lay more flat than traditional books. Our books also last longer and are more resistant to temperature fluctuations so that your hard work can last through several uses.

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Soft Touch matte laminate cover
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Perfect bound book 16pt Cover
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Perfect bound book 16pt Cover

See our full Perfect Bound Book Guide here

Standard File Requirements for Print

  • PDF files
  • 300 DPI
  • .125" Bleed
  • .125" Margins (.25" for books)
  • Text should not be rasterized (text in Photoshop will not print crisply)
  • If putting in crop marks, offset the crop marks to .125"

Recommended Programs to Design In

Layout

InDesign is the best for projects that contain both text and images.

Images Only

Photoshop is the best for manipulating images. We do not advise putting text in photoshop as it will not print as clearly.

Illustrations

Illustrator is great for vector graphics. If you're using more advanced print techniques we recommend outlining your text so that we don't need any of your fonts to print the document.

Weight 80lb text (3.8pt)
Color White
Brightness 91 (blue white shade)
Finish Gloss
Brand Pacesetter
Environmental Characteristics 10% recycled content, FSC Certified, acid free
Recommended for brochures, flyers, stapled booklets, promotional materials, magazines. This is our lightest weight glossy paper that's great for having color pop.
Limitations Thinner paper easier to see printed content on backside
Weight 100lb text
Color White
Brightness 91 (blue white shade)
Finish Gloss
Brand Pacesetter
Environmental Characteristics 10% recycled content, FSC Certified, acid free
Recommended for brochures, flyers, stapled booklets, promotional materials, magazines. This is our standard choice for the interior pages of a glossy book since it has more weight for minimal show through.
Limitations Higher chance of print cracking when folding especially when printing with a black background.
Weight 80lb text
Color White
Brightness 91 (blue white shade)
Finish Smooth silk (matte coated)
Brand Pacesetter
Environmental Characteristics 10% recycled content, FSC Certified, acid free
Recommended for brochures, flyers, stapled booklets, promotional materials, magazines. This is our lightest weight silk paper that's great for having color pop. Areas with no ink will have a nice matte coated finish.
Limitations Thinner paper easier to see printed content on backside
Weight 100lb text
Color White
Brightness 91 (blue white shade)
Finish Smooth silk (matte coated)
Brand Pacesetter
Environmental Characteristics 10% recycled content, FSC Certified, acid free
Recommended for brochures, flyers, stapled booklets, promotional materials, magazines. This is our standard choice for the interior pages of a glossy book since it has more weight for minimal show through.
Limitations Higher chance of print cracking when folding especially when printing with a black background.
Weight 80lb text (5pt)
Color Bright White
Brightness 97
Finish Uncoated Smooth
Brand Mohawk Everyday
Environmental Characteristics FSC certified, made with windpower, acid free
Recommended for matte printing, flyers, book interiors
Limitations Thinner paper easier to see printed content on backside
Weight 100lb text (6.6pt)
Color Bright White
Brightness 97
Finish Uncoated Smooth
Brand Mohawk Everyday
Environmental Characteristics FSC certified, made with windpower, acid free
Recommended for matte printing, flyers, book interiors
Limitations Higher chance of print cracking when folding especially when printing with a black background.
Weight 80lb text
Color Bright White
Brightness 94
Finish Heavy felt textured
Brand Mohawk Via
Environmental Characteristics 30% recycled content, windpowered, green seal certified, FSC certified, acid free
Recommended for matte printing, booklet interiors
Limitations Best paired with matte ink printing. Glossy ink printing tends to mottle with large areas of print due to the uneven surface of the paper.
Weight 80lb text (6.4pt)
Color Slightly off white
Brightness 89
Finish Eggshell textured
Brand Mohawk Superfine
Environmental Characteristics made with windpower, FSC certified, acid free
Recommended for Premium printing with archival quality
Limitations Best paired with matte ink printing. Glossy ink printing tends to mottle with large areas of print due to the uneven surface of the paper.
Weight 100lb text (7.8pt)
Color Slightly off white
Brightness 89
Finish Eggshell textured
Brand Mohawk Superfine
Environmental Characteristics made with windpower, FSC certified, acid free
Recommended for Premium printing with archival quality
Limitations Best paired with matte ink printing. Glossy ink printing tends to mottle with large areas of print due to the uneven surface of the paper.
Weight 80lb text (6.4pt)
Color Off White
Brightness 85
Finish Vellum textured (slightly more than eggshell)
Brand Mohawk Via
Environmental Characteristics 30% recycled content, windpowered, green seal certified, FSC certified, acid free
Recommended for premium printing with archival quality, thick interior pages, premium brochures, premium programs
Limitations Best paired with matte ink printing. Glossy ink printing tends to mottle with large areas of print due to the uneven surface of the paper.
Weight 80lb text (6.4pt)
Color Off White
Brightness 94
Finish Vellum textured (slightly more than eggshell)
Brand Mohawk Via
Environmental Characteristics 30% recycled content, windpowered, green seal certified, FSC certified, acid free
Recommended for premium printing with archival quality, thick interior pages, premium brochures, premium programs
Limitations Best paired with matte ink printing. Glossy ink printing tends to mottle with large areas of print due to the uneven surface of the paper.
Weight 28lb Bond (4.4pt)
Color Translucent
Brightness 85
Finish smooth uncoated translucent paper
Brand Neenah
Environmental Characteristics
Recommended for invitations, overlays, day of event stationary, inserts in multipage documents (custom quoted)
Limitations this stock cannot be folded.
Weight 14pt, 16pt, 18pt, 20pt, 22pt
Color White
Brightness 92
Finish soft touch ultra matte
Brand
Environmental Characteristics laminated
Recommended for business cards, book covers, premium postcards, premium brochures, art prints, digital foil stamped projects
Limitations 16pt and up are not recommended for folding.
Weight 14pt, 16pt, 18pt, 20pt, 22pt
Color White
Brightness 92
Finish smooth matte
Brand
Environmental Characteristics laminated
Recommended for business cards, book covers, premium postcards, premium brochures, art prints, digital foil stamped projects
Limitations 16pt and up are not recommended for folding.
Weight 14pt, 16pt, 18pt, 20pt, 22pt
Color White
Brightness 92
Finish smooth glossy
Brand
Environmental Characteristics laminated
Recommended for business cards, book covers, premium postcards, premium brochures, art prints, digital foil stamped projects
Limitations 16pt and up are not recommended for folding.
Weight 120lb cover (16.6pt)
Color Bright White
Brightness 98
Finish vellum textured (like lightly textured watercolor paper)
Brand Mohawk Everyday
Environmental Characteristics FSC certified, acid free
Recommended for
Limitations glossy ink printing may struggle with large areas of print due to texture.
Weight 80lb cover (9.4pt), 100# cover (12.1pt), 120# cover (14.3pt)
Color Bright White
Brightness 97
Finish Smooth Uncoated
Brand Mohawk Everyday
Environmental Characteristics FSC certified, acid free
Limitations glossy ink printing may struggle with large areas of print due to texture.
Weight 110lb cover (16.6pt)
Color Bright White
Brightness 94
Finish Felt heavy textured
Brand Mohawk Via
Environmental Characteristics 30% recycled content, windpowered, green seal certified, FSC certified, acid free
Recommended for business cards, book covers, greeting cards, day of event stationary, invitations, event programs, art prints, promotional materials, bookmarks
Limitations glossy ink printing may struggle with large areas of print due to texture.
Weight 100lb cover (14.4pt), 120lb cover (17.5pt)
Color Slightly Off White
Brightness 89
Finish Eggshell Textured
Brand Mohawk Superfine
Environmental Characteristics made with windpower, FSC certified, acid free
Recommended for business cards, book covers, greeting cards, day of event stationary, invitations, event programs, art prints, promotional materials, bookmarks
Limitations 120# cover is bulky for folding, will not stack nicely when laying on a table
Weight 100lb cover (14.4pt), 120lb cover (17.5pt)
Color Bright White
Brightness 98
Finish Eggshell Textured
Brand Mohawk Superfine
Environmental Characteristics made with windpower, FSC certified, acid free
Recommended for business cards, book covers, greeting cards, day of event stationary, invitations, event programs, art prints, promotional materials, bookmarks
Limitations 120# cover is bulky for folding, will not stack nicely when laying on a table. Glossy ink printing may struggle with large areas of print due to texture.
Weight 120lb cover (17pt)
Color Off White
Brightness 85
Finish Vellum Textured (slightly more than eggshell)
Brand Mohawk Via
Environmental Characteristics 30% recycled content, windpowered, green seal certified, FSC certified, acid free
Recommended for business cards, book covers, greeting cards, day of event stationary, invitations, event programs, art prints, promotional materials, bookmarks
Limitations 120# cover is bulky for folding, will not stack nicely when laying on a table. Glossy ink printing may struggle with large areas of print due to texture.
Weight 120lb cover (17pt)
Color Bright White
Brightness 94
Finish Vellum Textured (slightly more than eggshell)
Brand Mohawk Via
Environmental Characteristics 30% recycled content, windpowered, green seal certified, FSC certified, acid free
Recommended for
Limitations 120# cover is bulky for folding, will not stack nicely when laying on a table. Glossy ink printing may struggle with large areas of print due to texture.
Weight 15pt, 18pt
Color White (blue white shade)
Brightness 94
Finish Matte Coated
Brand GPA
Environmental Characteristics 30% recycled content, windpowered, green seal certified, FSC certified, acid free
Recommended for badges, covers for coil and wire-o, menus, water resistant products
Limitations This stock cannot be folded.
Weight 130lb (16.5pt)
Color White
Brightness 95
Finish Uncoated Smooth
Brand GPA
Environmental Characteristics FSC certified, acid free
Recommended for business cards, book covers, greeting cards, day of event stationary, invitations, event programs, art prints, promotional materials, bookmarks
Limitations 130# cover is bulky for folding, will not stack nicely when laying on a table. Glossy ink printing may struggle with large areas of print due to texture.
Weight 80#(7.4pt), 100#(9.3pt), 110#(11.4pt), 130#(13.3pt)
Color White (cool white shade)
Brightness 91
Finish glossy
Brand Pacesetter
Environmental Characteristics 10% recycled content, FSC certified, acid free
Recommended for business cards, invitations, event programs, art prints, postcards, promotional materials, bookmarks
Limitations
Weight 80#(9pt), 100#(11pt), 110#(12.5pt), 130#(14.9pt)
Color White (cool white shade)
Brightness 91
Finish Matte Coated
Brand Pacesetter
Environmental Characteristics 10% recycled content, FSC certified, acid free
Recommended for business cards, greeting cards, book covers (not heavy coverage), invitations, event programs, art prints, postcards, promotional materials, bookmarks.
Limitations
Weight 12pt, 14pt, 16pt, 18pt
Color White
Brightness 92
Finish semi-gloss
Brand Tango
Environmental Characteristics FSC certified, food grade
Recommended for signage, direct mail, menus, greeting cards, trading cards and game cards, annual report covers, brochures and inserts
Limitations 16pt and up are bulky for folding. Will not stack nicely.
Weight 12pt, 14pt, 16pt, 18pt
Color White
Brightness 92
Finish semi-gloss front, uncoated back
Brand Tango
Environmental Characteristics FSC certified, food grade
Recommended for signage, direct mail, menus, greeting cards, trading cards and game cards, annual report covers, brochures and inserts
Limitations 16pt and up are bulky for folding. Will not stack nicely.
Weight 100lb cover (13pt)
Color Cool Shade Kraft
Brightness
Finish Smooth Uncoated
Brand Neenah Environment
Environmental Characteristics 30% recycled content, FSC certified, acid free
Recommended for business cards, greeting cards, invitations, event programs, art prints, promotional materials, bookmarks
Limitations kraft color so colors will be muted.
Weight 90lb cover (17.5pt)
Color Bright White
Brightness 98
Finish Ultrasoft Cotton Uncoated
Brand Neenah Cranes Lettra
Environmental Characteristics 100% cotton
Recommended for business cards, book covers, greeting cards, day of event stationary, invitations, event programs, art prints, promotional materials, bookmarks
Limitations glossy ink printing may struggle with large areas of print due to texture.
Weight 90lb cover (17.5pt)
Color Pearl White (slightly off white)
Brightness 87
Finish Ultrasoft Cotton Uncoated
Brand Neenah Cranes Lettra
Environmental Characteristics 100% cotton
Recommended for business cards, book covers, greeting cards, day of event stationary, invitations, event programs, art prints, promotional materials, bookmarks
Limitations glossy ink printing may struggle with large areas of print due to texture.
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