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Softcover


Example prices of softcover books

Cover: 170 g / m² coated paper, 4/4 colors + 1/1 waterbased warnishing
Content: 115 g / m² coated paper, 4/4 colors
Processing: Perfect binding, 4x grooved back

Block format: 148 x 210 mm - portrait 

Pages Quantity
300 800 1500 3000
64 588 779 944 1229
96 686 948 1177 1570
192 1070 1550 1969 2688

Block format:  170 x 240 mm - Portrait

Pages Quantity
300 800 1500 3000
64 615 833 1025 1351
96  723 1027 1292 1747
192 1137 1697 2188 3027

Block format: 210x297 mm - portrait 

Pages Quantity
300 800 1500 3000
64 788 1116 1404 1895
96 1035 1497 1902 2594
192 1776 2638 3392 4683

 

Softcover books with full color inlay

• Free professional file check and PDF softproof
• Production time - 5 to 10 full working days from print approval
• Delivery 2 to 4 working days 
• Regular customer pay invoice after delivery  
• Packaging: in boxes on pallets 
• Neutral shipping is possible

Additional options for hardcover books:
• Foil-blocking
• Die-cutting and embossing
• UV spot varnish
• Shrink wrapped
 

Brochures, books and magazines thicker than 2 mm are bound using a thermal glue. This improves the look of the brochures.

To glue a block, EVA thermal glues are most frequently used.

A few years ago, PUR glues used in furniture production were introduced to book-binding. Its high level of strength is considered a large advantage, but very few tools that can apply it in a thin enough layer to retain this advantage.

The top glue producers in the world acknowledged this problem and developed a new generation of EVA glue, which has very similar characteristics to PUR glue but does not require complex and temperamental equipment.

In our printing house, we use these new-generation glues, which provide a high level of strength.

 

Brochures and books can also be sewn with thread before to gluing. This gives additional strength to the block and is appropriate if thick paper is used for the inner pages. If thin paper is used, brochures are not usually sewn.