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Perfect Bound Brochures


Turn your ideas into reality with HelloPrint's perfect bound book printing. Our high quality books are guaranteed to be page turners! These premium bound books are glued at the spine to create a secure, soft-cover book. It is just what you need for your next big project! Perfect bound books are made to last and can be printed up to 200 pages. Order now and let your story unfold in style!

  • Sleek and professional look
  • No fraying and neat finishing on the adhesive layer
  • Only available from 28 pages including cover
Product specifications
Material 135 gsm Gloss | 115 gsm Uncoated | 90 gsm Silk
Pages From 24-396 pages
Print technique Digital
Print Full colour
Double sided
Cover finishing Glossy | Matte
Binding Perfect bound
Format Rectangle | Square
Design guidelines
We recommend using our templates and guides for preparing your print-ready PDF.

You can download our guides and templates in the template section. Remember to delete the template layers before exporting your design to PDF.

If you already have a design, no worries; we accept other file formats, including JPEG, PNG, or EPS.

For photographic content, high-resolution JPEGs are recommended, preferably without compression. For graphics or text-based content, we recommend print-ready, vector-based PDFs. For content that is a combination of graphics and photography, we suggest using print-ready PDFs to ensure the best quality.

Layout tips for perfect bound booklets
These are some layout tips for perfect bound booklets:

- The spine area on the reverse of the cover is not printable, since it is where the interior pages will be glued.

- Note that the 1st interior page in the template will be on the right side of the final product’s spread.

- Given a 64 paged Perfect Bound booklet order: 60 interior pages + 2 spreads (cover / back cover on the first spread & first and last interior pages on the second spread) = 62 pages pdf file.

The width of the spine depends on the amount of pages and paper type you choose for your booklet. Here you can find an overview of the different spines widths that are needed:

Spine-of perfect bound brochures

Use CMYK as the colour mode.

Prepare your files using CMYK as the colour mode, not RGB. Use colourmode FOGRA39 (ISO Coated v2). If you are unsure of the colour mode of your file, don't worry we can always convert this for you. Keep in mind this can cause the colours to differ from the original file.

Resolution of at least 300 dpi.

Make sure the resolution of the images and graphics in your artwork are at least 300 dpi.

Add 3 mm bleed and keep 4 mm safety margin

During production, there might be a slight cut deviation. To avoid any issues, we recommend the following:

  • Add a 3 mm bleed around all edges of your design.
  • Keep important elements 4 mm away from the edge or folding lines.
  • Avoid using borders or frames on smaller formats like labels or business cards.
Text and fonts specifications (Min. font size is 6 pt)

For this product, the minimum font size is 6 pt. To avoid any issues, we recommend the following:

  • Fonts must be embedded or outlined.
  • If your design contains small black text, make sure it is 100 % black (Cyan: 0 Magenta: 0 Yellow: 0 Black: 100).

Note that we don't check spelling or typographical errors.

Check line thickness.

Lines should be at least 0.25 pt. Negative lines should be at least 0.5 pt.

Check your artwork for overprint.

Make sure no elements in your artwork are set on overprint unless you want this effect in your design. You can read more about overprint in our Help Centre.

Make sure the ink coverage isn't higher than 300%.

Force Colour Images to CMYK with a 260% ink limit (in Photoshop > Convert Colour Profile > Photoshop 5 Default CMYK). Make sure the ink coverage isn't higher than 300%.

Guide PDF
Spine Width Calculator PDF
Thesis Portrait (170 x 240 mm) PDF Indesign
A4 Portrait (210 x 297 mm) PDF Indesign
A4 Landscape (297 x 210 mm) PDF Indesign
A5 Portrait (148 x 210 mm) PDF Indesign
A5 Landscape (210 x 148 mm) PDF Indesign
A6 Portrait (105 x 148 mm) PDF Indesign
Large square (210 x 210 mm) PDF Indesign
Medium Square (148 x 148 mm) PDF Indesign
A6 Landscape (105 x 148 mm) PDF Indesign
Frequently asked questions
What is this product? And what can I use it for?
  • The perfect bound booklet is a brochure/catalogue containing 28 pages or more, where the spine is held together with an adhesive. Our booklets are available in various sizes, materials and numbers of pages!

  • This product can be used:

  • • To introduce people to your business

  • • As an information guide

    • Serve as a presentation guide
    • Serve as a pricelist
    • Bundle reports
What is the fastest possible turnaround?
  • The fastest possible turnaround varies depending on the specifications you select, and will always be stated at the bottom of the page. To make sure that your order is delivered at the indicated time, it is important that we receive your file with your design for the product by the stated cut-off time. This way, the product can be moved into production promptly.
    Please note: The delivery date shifts a day every time the deadline for submission has passed. This is also the case if the file is rejected by us and corrected artwork isn't submitted before the next cut-off time.

Which production techniques do we use?
  • For the production of Perfect Bound Brochures, we use the following technique(s):

  • Digital (up to 250 pieces): Printed on professional HP Indigo printers, directly after your order is received. Digital printing is cheaper in lower order quantities.

Which carriers are used for the delivery?
  • For the delivery of Perfect Bound Brochures, we use our most reliable carriers which, in most cases, are UPS or DPD.

  • UPS

  • We also use DHL and our own courier service. However, these carriers are only used for certain products (depending on the size, the turnaround and the quantity).

  • The Perfect Bound Brochures chosen in most cases can be selected via our website.

  • Depending on the complexity, this can take a bit longer.

Is the amount of pages equal to the amount of paper sheets?
  • No. This is because the pages are folded and printed on both sides. A sheet of paper gets folded in the middle so it covers 4 pages (2 on the front and 2 on the back). For instance, when you choose an A4 size brochure with 8 pages, we print two A3 sheets (two times as big as A4) and fold them in half, which results in a total of 8 pages.

What materials can I choose from?
  • 90 gsm: This paper is our budget paper. It's light, thin and cost-effective - ideal for distribution!

  • 110-120 gsm: This paper is a little thicker and more robust than the 90gsm paper. A moderate option of good quality.

  • 135gsm: This material is lightweight and slightly thicker than printing paper. Thickness: 0.11 mm.

  • 170gsm: This material gives your product a professional look. It's ideal for use at events, fairs and for your business-stand. Thickness: 0.17mm.

What is the maximum number of pages per booklet?
  • The maximum amount of pages for your perfect bound booklets is 200. If you would like a booklet with more than 200 pages, please contact us through the quotation request option on our website.

Ordering process
Ordering with own design
Choose and configure: Choose the product, select your preferences and your desired delivery time.

Add to cart: Add to cart, review your preferences and edit/duplicate if needed. We recommend opting for Premium Artwork Check.

Checkout: Choose the delivery and invoice address.

Payment & design: Choose your preferred payment method in this step. You can also choose to upload your artwork first and pay at a later stage.

Design check: Upload your design. We'll send a digital proof for your approval before the order gets sent to production.

Sit back and relax!
Using editor design
Choose and configure: Find the best product for you, configure it and choose your delivery time.*

Design in the editor: Now you can upload and edit your artwork, if necessary, with the help of our editors. From here, you can add your product(s) to the cart.

Checkout: Choose the delivery and invoice address.

Payment: Choose your preferred payment method in this step.

Design check: We'll send a digital proof for your approval before the order gets sent to production.

Sit back and relax!

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Choose your material for Perfect Bound Book printing



Choose Glossy paper for that extra shine in your perfect bound books. It's the ideal pick if your design has vibrant photos, creating a stunning contrast against colourful designs. Not only is Glossy paper the most popular option, but it's also the most cost-effective one.

Silk | Matte

Silk | Matte

Choose Silk paper for a matte finish. It's perfect for perfect bound books that are not overloaded with colours or text. Silk paper is a cost-effective option and provides a professional presentation.

Offset | Writable

Offset | Writable

Offset paper is uncoated, which means that it's possible to write on your perfect bound books. Ideal for assignments or to collect information. This material has a simple look and is an economical option.

Pages (incl. covers): 32

A 64-paged booklet order requires 62 designs: 1 spread for the outside of the cover + 1 spread for the inside of the cover + 60 interior pages.

Material Appearance: Matte

Paper thickness inside pages: 135 gsm Silk MC

Cover: 300 gsm Sulfate cardboard + gloss lamination

A laminated finish avoids any unwanted marking or smudges.

Estimated delivery date

Upload and approve your files before: Tuesday, 21 May 2024 10:30

£275.30 £206.99 Excl. VAT

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Pages (incl. covers)

What paper can I use for my Perfect Bound Brochures?

    • Glossy

      Glossy: The glossy finish gives the paper a subtle sheen. It's perfect for photographs as the colours show up quite vivid.

    • Matte

      Matte: The matte finish is quite subtle and is perfect if your design is text-heavy.

    • Uncoated Offset

      Offset | Writable: This paper is uncoated, which means that it's possible to write on your paper.

      Uncoated Offset

What paper can I use for my Perfect Bound Brochures?

    • 115 gsm Silk MC

      At 115 gsm, these booklets are a common choice for lightweight materials that are easy to distribute and cost-effective.

      115 gsm Silk MC
    • 135 gsm Silk MC

      At 135 gsm, these booklets are a common choice for lightweight materials that are easy to distribute and cost-effective.

      135 gsm Silk MC
    • 170 gsm Silk MC

      At 170 gsm, these booklets offer a balance between thickness and quality, making them a popular choice for professional gatherings.

      170 gsm Silk MC


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