What is Soft Cover Books Printing?

A comparison of binding types for printed matter

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Soft cover, vs hard cover, refers to the cover paper stock. Softcover books use a pliable stock which may have a cello or lamination, but is not made of a rigid board style stock. 

How much for soft cover book printing?

The cost will depend on:

  • Total page numbers;
  • Types of the cover;
  • Types of the binding;
  • Types of the paper;
  • Additional embellishments;
  • And of course the quantity you like to print.

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What is perfect bound vs saddle stitching?

  • Perfect binding is a process, commonly used by printers and bookmakers, where groups of pages are bound together using adhesive to create a clean, crisp and professional printed product. It involves printing one or more sheets containing sets of pages which are then laid out so that once the sheet is folded, they create a group of pages known as signatures. These signatures are stacked together and the edges, which will form the spine, are roughened to improve adhesion. An adhesive is then applied to the spine before a cover is wrapped around them. Once the glue has dried, three of the sides are trimmed to create the finished publication.
  • Saddle Stitch binding is a binding method that takes all the sheets (covers and internals) where they get stapled in the middle (along what will become the spine) and then are folded in half. It is often used for the products like magazines, different types of advertising material, brochures, catalogues and school workbooks.