DL Perfect Bound Books

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DL Perfect Bound Books

For an individual and distinctive brochure try our custom DL perfect bound books – compact, concise and cost effective.

DL perfect bound books printing options

Perfect binding is a method where pages are placed in a vertical stack and glued to the spine of your booklet using strong yet flexible glue. The outer edges of your booklet are then simultaneously trimmed to create a ‘perfect’ clean edge.

DL perfect bound brochures and books are printed on 130gsm silk paper as standard (for the pages) and with a heavier cover of 300gsm silk, for a more luxurious look and feel. Our standard DL brochures measure 99mm by 210mm (and are available in landscape or portrait orientation), but we also offer A4, A6, A5 and Square brochures.

If you want to create a more eye-catching design, take a look at our lamination, embossing, spot UV or foiling finishing options.
Create your own DL perfect bound booklet printing design using our free, downloadable booklet templates or take advantage of our in house design services.

Top tip! Not sure what kind of notebook will best suit your needs? When it comes to perfect bound vs saddle stitch, you might find it helpful to take a look at our binding types guide.

Alternative DL perfect bound book uses

The same size as a compliment slip, a DL brochure is often used to give a brief introduction to a company or product. These small notebooks are also the perfect size as timetable booklets. Or, why not use your custom printed DL books as price lists – the slim size gives them a stylish, portable and professional look.

We also offer a variety of other size options, including A6, A5 and A4 perfect bound book printing and square perfect bound book printing – so whatever your needs, we can provide!

Our custom printed DL perfect bound books come with fast, free delivery and quick order turnaround.

Should you have any questions regarding a DL perfect bound book printing UK order, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team today.



  • DL 99mm x 210mm
  • Portrait or Landscape


  • 4 (full) colour CMYK
  • 5 colour (4 colour CMYK + 1 pantone colour)
  • 6 colour (4 colour CMYK + 2 pantone colours)
  • Pantone colours (upto 5)
  • Black throughout

Internal pages:

  • Silk paper (90-250gsm)
  • Gloss paper (90-250gsm)
  • Uncoated paper (100-250gsm)
  • Premium Uncoated paper (90-250gsm)
  • Conqueror (120gsm Various styles / textures)

Cover pages:

  • Silk paper (250-350gsm)
  • Gloss paper (250-350gsm)
  • Uncoated paper (250-350gsm)
  • Recycled paper (250-350gsm)
  • Premium Uncoated paper (250-350gsm)
  • Conquerer (300-320gsm Various styles / textures)
  • Kraft paper (280-325gsm)

Lamination: (Cover only)

  • Matt Lamination
  • Gloss Lamination
  • Silk Lamination
  • Soft Touch Lamination


  • Pages trimmed to final size
  • Pages folded into signatures
  • Cover scored with spine


  • *Perfect Bound
  • *PUR Bound

*PUR uses a Polyurethane reactive glue that is much stronger than standard EVA glue used in perfect bound

Additional options:

  • Spot UV (Matt or Gloss)
  • Embossing (Raised Effect)
  • Debossing (Indent Effect)
  • Foiling (choose from 10 colours)
  • Drill Holes 1, 2 or 4
  • Euro Slot Hole Standard or Large
  • Perforation for tear out pages/strips
  • Fold Out for additional cover space
  • Die Cut for custom cover shape


What is perfect binding?

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.

What are the advantages of perfect binding?

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!

How many pages can my perfect bound books have?

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.

What sizes are available?

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!

What materials are these products printed on?

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.

Will my perfect bound books be printed via litho printing or digital printing methods?

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.

How do I select portrait or landscape?

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.

What imposition or page order format should I use for my artwork?

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.

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