Perfect Bound Books - A4
A4 perfect bound books, a cost-effective, durable and rather attractive they are a great way to give your documents an expensive look and feel.
Ideal for Annual Reports, Company Brochures, Catalogues, Magazines or Manuals etc.
Available in Portrait or Landscape and printed on our latest Lithographic Press. As well as litho we offer a digital option which are printed using our state of the art digital press. Please note that A4 digital brochures are only available in portrait.
All our book covers are printed in full colour on 300gsm silk, with inside pages of 130gsm silk. Just upload your artwork and choose from our range of finishing options.
Free delivery for all UK orders. Designs can be uploaded at the checkout stage. Files should be uploaded in PDF format as single pages; our team can give you guidance as required.
For our full range of sizes, finishes and folding options please see the specifications tab.
A4: 210mm x 297mm
Portrait or Landscape
(A4 digital printing only available in portrait)
The Cover is 4 pages, pages are printed on both sides
Additional pages can be added to the specified counts above*
Printed in 4 colour CMYK throughout
- 5 Colour
- Pantone colours
- Black throughout
Books are printed on 130gsm silk for the text pages with the cover on 300gsm silk
Upgrade cover to a heavier weight paper of up to 350gsm*
Inner paper weight can be reduced down to 90gsm or increased to up to 250gsm*
We also print on Uncoated, Matt coated and Gloss (at no extra cost)
Recycled, Bright white and Designer papers*
Folded, perfect bound and trimmed
Spine As an approximate guide for spine width for 130gsm text pages please use the following;
40 pages 3mm, 60 pages 4mm, 80 pages 4.5mm, 100 pages 5.5mm 140 pages 8mm
If unsure please call and our studio team will be happy to walk you through the process
C4 sized envelopes can be supplied if required, plain or printed*
Items below and those marked with * above will result in a change in price if you choose them.
- Oversize A4
- Gloss, Matt, Silk or Soft Touch Lamination
- Spot Gloss UV varnish
- Silver, Gold or Coloured Foiling
- Embossing or De-bossing
- Die Cutting
- 1st and 2nd Class Mailing
Perfect binding is a method of bookbinding, where the pages are simply placed in a vertical stack and glued to the spine of your booklet using flexible glue. The outer edges of your booklet are then simultaneously trimmed to create a ‘perfect’ clean edge.
The perfect binding method offers greater flexibility and creative freedom at a relatively affordable price. Your book can have an even or odd number of pages, and each page can use a different paper stock or colour.
Presentation-wise, perfect bound books also offer identical page size and presentation, with no need to adjust your design for trim creep.
Perfect bound books also offer a spine which can be printed on - so in a stack or shelf of books, yours can still stand out!
You can view our page count options in the table below. Each paper sheet (or ‘leaf’) of your book will have two printed pages (pp); one on each side of the paper.
If you’re still unsure about page counts, or you need a different number of pages to the options here, call us on 023 8087 8037 to discuss your requirements.
Perfect bound books are available in the following standard sizes. Please note that these measurements refer to the size of the brochure when closed:
- A4 (210mm by 297mm)
- A5 (148mm by 210mm)
- A6 (105mm by 148mm)
- DL (99mm by 210mm)
- Square (205mm by 205mm)
Looking for a different size? Simply get in touch to discuss our custom size options!
Please see the Specification tab for more information on this product’s standard material specification. Alternative stocks and grades can be supplied for most products to help you customise your order - simply get in touch to discuss your print requirements.
The right print method will depend on a number of factors; including the product type, quantity and turnaround time you require.
Better Printing can produce your order on either litho or digital, with both available in-house. Our sales team can recommend the most cost-effective solution for your needs and will confirm your preferred method before going to print.
All brochures and booklets are produced in portrait orientation (with the spine located on the longer edge of the booklet) by default. Alternatively, you can specify landscape orientation for your brochures if needed at the checkout stage.
We recommend supplying artwork as single pages in the same order as you want them to appear in the finished brochure. Please avoid supplying your artwork in printer’s pairs or double page spreads, as this may extend production times of your print order.
Download our most popular product templates below; for more templates or to request your own custom design, call us on 023 8087 8037 today!
Can’t find the option you want? Use our QUICK QUOTE form and a member of our team will help you with all your printing needs.