Difference of paperback & perfect bound printing

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Difference of paperback & perfect bound printing

Do you know the difference between paperback and perfect bound book printing? I think there are many people outside the printing industry who don’t understand i

Do you know the difference between paperback and perfect bound book printing? I think there are many people outside the printing industry who don’t understand it. Let me introduce you to the specific difference between perfect bound book printing and paperback book printing?

What’s paperback book printing?

Paperbacks are simple in process, low in cost, and easy for mechanized production. The paperback book can be divided into the following types due to some differences in craftsmanship: its characteristic is that the binding line passes through the crease of the signature, and then all the signatures of a book are locked together with the thread,.After the back of the book is glued, wrapped, ironed, dried, and cut on three sides, all the binding work of a book is finished.

What’s perfect bound book printing?

Bound book is a type of book binding with a protective hard back cover (commonly made of cardboard and covered with leather such as fabric, thick paper, or calfskin). Printing books in China are generally paperbacks, but paperbacks are not suitable for preservation. Hardcovers are beautiful and easy-to-keep books with high collection value, so book collectors and libraries like hardcovers.

The difference between perfect bound and paperback book printing

Perfect bound books have higher technological requirements than paperback books. Generally, hard paper, fabric, leather, plastic, etc. are used for the cover, and some books are also covered with cloth on the back, that is to say, hardcover book printing china,it’s process flow is very complex and demanding; the paperback method is relatively simple and the cost is relatively low, which is suitable for books with a small number of pages and a large number of books. The main processes of paperback include folding, collating, binding, wrapping the cover and cutting the edges of the book neatly. The cover of this kind of book is generally made of paper.

Regardless of bound book printing or paperback printing, the production of a book will consist of this two parts: printing and binding. For bound book and paperback book, the printing process is the same, and there is not much difference. It’s just that the quality of bound books is higher, so the paper used is generally high-grade, better paper, and paperback books can use ordinary paper. During the printing process, the staff will also pay special attention to and carefully control the quality of printing when printing perfect bound books, such as the control of color difference, overprinting, dirty spots, and ink pulling. For paperback printing, the general printing staff is a little looser and can print according to the general quality standards.

Perfect bound book printing and paperback book printing in terms of binding are as follows: paperback books are the books we usually use, generally using glue binding, using a special glue binding machine for glue binding, and using hot melt adhesive for special binding , glue the inside pages of the book together, and then glue them together with the cover. Generally, the cover is made of coated paper. The cover paper is thicker than the inner pages. The whole book can be bent and can be held in the hand. The inner pages of perfect bound books are generally bound with a thread lock method, that is, the inner pages are locked together with a thread, and then glued, which is relatively strong and not easy to fall off. The covers of perfect bound books are generally hard shells, and the printed thin paper is pasted on the hard shell to form a book cover, and then the inner pages are glued to the book shell. Hardcover books cannot be bent, and they look tall and noble. Generally, they are thick and beautiful because of the hard case.