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What Makes Perfect Binding So … Perfect?

What Makes Perfect Binding so Perfect?

‘Perfect binding’ is one of the most popular and impressive ways of binding any kind of printed publication. It has a great look and lends some sophistication to any book, booklet, brochure, annual report, catalogue or magazine. ‘Wiro’ and ‘saddle-stitched’ binding, although both professional and presentable, look a little more basic by comparison. Perfect binding gives a publication more gravitas; a feeling of added value and something that subtly says ‘I am an important document’ without even trying. As such, perfect bound books are far more likely to be kept or handed from person to person. That’s great for your business and marketing goals.

Printing & perfect binding for Flint WinesSimilar to a ‘soft-back’ or ‘paperback’ book, perfect binding gives a professional finish with a ‘square’ spine, which can be printed on because it’s all part of the one-piece cover. So, you can have full colour graphics and imagery printed continuously from front cover, across the spine and around to the back cover, all without any interruption if you like. Of course, this applies to the addition of special finishes too, like gloss UV varnish, metallic foil and lamination to name just a few.

Tech Spec

At Southside Print in London SE1, we print and perfect bind totally in-house. That means total control over colour and quality, speedy turnarounds and the most competitive pricing. There are just a couple of limitations:

  • We can perfect bind up to A3 in length or width (so spines as long as 420mm are not a problem — that’s big!).
  • The spine can be as thick as a staggering 90mm — that allows a huge number of pages in the book and is thicker than many old-style phone directories!

We also use a super-strong new glue. This keeps your pages and covers securely bound — for the long term.

Perfect bound reports for 'Power to Change', London SE1Overnight Success

Our perfect binding service is also available on an overnight basis. So, if you’re in a terrible rush to get important documents and publications printed and perfect bound for the next business day, we can usually help, particularly if you give us a little bit of warning. This is great for annual reports that need to be ready for board meetings and AGM’s, or things like proposals, tenders, pitch documents and other important presentations that could win your company or organisation its next major contract.

Perfect Examples

The photographs show just how impressive perfect bound brochures and books can look … Read more

Digital Printing for Pulse Business Energy

Printing for Pulse Business Energy

Printing produced by Southside Print London Bridge:

Southside Print London Bridge produces printing for Pulse Business Energy (more about them below) and you can see some printed examples in the image above. Work shown includes digital printing for three 8-page, full colour (‘CMYK’) A4 brochures/reports, each focusing on Pulse’s energy purchasing strategy. The finished result is professional, functional and attractive including matt lamination to the outside for a nice silky feel plus the additional protection that the lamination process lends to the documents. Covers were digitally printed onto 350gsm silk coated stock with internal ‘text’ pages being printed on matching 170gsm paper, all from artwork supplied by the customer.

Other work which we regularly produce for Pulse Business Energy includes:

  • Tender reports which are produced digitally in very small quantities (perfect for digital print) which we print using 350gsm silk coated covers, a matt laminated finish to the outside, 250gsm dividers and 170gsm silk coated text pages. These are then usually perfect bound like a soft-back book.
  • A4 leaflets which we print on 170gsm paper from the customer’s artwork;
  • Letterheads which we print onto 120gsm paper stock, again from artwork supplied.
  • Artwork is usually supplied by the client for all items, however with our in-house design and artwork capabilities we are able to amend spine wording and positioning as well as adding customer logos to their tender documents.

Our sincere thanks go to Pulse for all the work to date.

About Pulse Business Energy

Pulse Business Energy, a close neighbour of Southside Print in SE1, is a successful and fast-growing energy broker which helps businesses to save money on their energy procurement and to manage energy budgets in a very streamlined, efficient manner.  They offer a very personal service to fulfil customers’ gas and electricity needs in the most cost-effective way, aiming to help customers to save money long-term not just in the immediate future. They use the very latest information on the energy market and an innovative and forward-thinking buying strategy — indeed they employ the former Head of Energy Trading at Scottish Power to develop their energy buying strategy so that it outperforms the market consistently. Their service even includes legal guidance via their in-house legal professionals, e.g. regarding customers’ business energy contracts, as well as providing access to their on-line portal where customers can find all their energy data in one place, including bills, contracts and usage information.

As you can see from some of the covers in the image above, Pulse Business Energy is an award-winning company. The list of awards, plaudits and accomplishments is very impressive and includes: Read more