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Copresco is the "perfect choice" for adhesive bound books...

Lower Cost, High Quality Thick or Thin Books

   If you haven't talked to Copresco about perfect bound books in a while, you're in for a big treat.
   We have upgraded our perfect binding line and can now offer you lower costs—and other benefits—on the adhesive–bound volumes.

A Perfect Solution

   Copresco's perfect binding system features hinge–scoring and side gluing. We can accommodate very thin books—1/8” or even less—so you'll never want to use tape or saddle binding again! And, you won't have to worry about shingling or creep.

Better All Around

   With our hinge–scoring process, book covers are pre-scored for the spine folds and the hinges.
   The hinge score, used in conjunction with side gluing, allows the cover to open freely and results in a stronger binding and a more attractive book.

Standard Procedure at Copresco

   Here's another big benefit: most printers and binders charge extra for this superior hinge–binding method. At Copresco, it's a standard operating procedure—and a big savings for you.


   Perfect binding is a versatile and attractive binding method for short digital press runs of paperback books, manuals and other publications.
   Other major advantages include the wraparound covers that offer longevity benefits, eye–catching full–color graphics and printable spines.

The Thick and Thin of It

   Perfect binding is normally restricted to books of at least 1/8” minimum thickness (60 pages on a 50# offset or 50 pages on 60# stock.)
   Copresco is one of only a few book printers that can bind even thinner volumes. Our production department will give you more details.

Thickness Limits

   A 2” maximum thickness (1,000 pages on a 50# offset or about 850 pages on a 60# sheet) is still the general rule of thumb.
   Once a publication exceeds 1,000 pages, Copresco recommends that you use multiple volumes. While suitable for telephone directories, bulky technical and reference books become unmanageable and difficult to use.

A Standout

   Printing on the spine—if there's sufficient thickness—makes your book standout on a bookshelf. A minimum 1/8” thickness is normally required.
   Anything less would seriously limit the type size that could be used and consequently reduces readability.

Greater Control

   Copresco's ability to work in a two–page format gives you greater control over the conventional four–page, eight–page and even 16–page signatures required with saddle binding.

For Example

   Say you have a 66–page manual to print. With saddle binding, you would have to settle for 64 pages on the low side or from 68, 72 or 80 pages on the high side, depending on the way signatures are set up.

More Flexibility

   With Copresco's digital on–demand printing, you gain optimum flexibility.
   You can use any number of pages you need, in any combination you want, anywhere you like in the perfect bound book.
   This includes full–color pages, fold–in pages with photos and graphics as well as furnished pages.
   Index tab dividers—with clear or colored mylar reinforcing—may be inserted to break up sections of the book and create a user–friendly, professional–looking volume.

A Choice of Cover Styles

   Your cover options range from an index stock printed in one color to a four–color, full–bleed process job.
   Perfect bound covers may also be coated or laminated to add further class and durability to your finished product.

More Savings

   Some clients who have furnished covers to Copresco are finding that our short–run digital color work saves them time and money by eliminating storage and shipping costs.
   With printing on–demand, changes are also made quickly and easily to keep books up–to–date.

Tech Talk

   For more information about perfect binding, check out Copresco's TechTopics No. 2. The technical bulletin includes details on the construction method and production of perfect bound volumes.

No Question About It

   So when you need books and manuals, or other publications, think about the many benefits you'll derive from perfect binding.
   Then, call the company that offers you the digital printing quality, economy and service you deserve.
   Call Copresco.

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