Perfect Bound Booklet Printing

Perfect Binding makes publications light, affordable and durable. Our Booklet binding experts will join every page with strong adhesive, ensuring stability and speed to give you neat, professional prints. Plus, you can download free PDF templates to get your files printer-ready. Whether you create Magazines or Catalogues, our custom Booklet printing service provides a versatile range of customisation options to suit a variety of projects.

Non-account holders can place orders, but we recommend creating a free Mixam account and signing in. Select an item from the categories at the top of the website, and choose your print specifications, free quote and estimated shipping date via the Instant Quote Calculator. Click Add to Cart, then Continue, and upload your files to your Artwork tab. Visit our How To Print With Mixam Support Page for more information.

You can create artwork by hand, scan it or photograph it and upload images to your desktop. You can also use graphic design programs like Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Canva, or Affinity Publisher. To ensure print-ready files before upload, download Our Instant Quote Calculator's downloadable PDF templates to lay out your designs. Alternatively, click the Design Online Tool to create artwork in your order (visit our Support Page for more information).

Bleed is an extension of artwork or colour(s) to minimise unprinted edges appearing when we cut your prints to size. Most items require a 0.125” bleed, including Flat items and the inner pages and covers on Bound and Paperback items. You don’t need to include bleed if no artwork or colour(s) meet the page edges. Visit our Bleed Support Page or contact our team for help.

Start a pending order by adding a quote to your Cart and clicking Continue. Please label your files clearly before uploading with names like Page_1, Page_2, etc., so our system can place your files chronologically. Drag and drop files from your desktop or upload them from your computer, online file-sharing accounts like Dropbox, or a web URL. You can upload single and multi-page files to orders. Visit our Print File Setup Guide for more information.

You can upload many file types, and we’ll convert them into high-quality PDFs. You can submit them as single, double, or individual files. Ensure your files are in CMYK colour mode before uploading. Visit our Colour Guide for Printing and File Formats Support Page to view the complete list of accepted file types.

A multi-piece shipment refers to a single order containing multiple items. Once you add your first quote to your Shopping Cart, you can repeat the process for the same item or add a quote for another item via the categories at the top of the website. You can then upload your files to each item in one order.

Once you’ve uploaded files in your order’s Artwork tab, you can preview them via Thumbnails, an Online Preview and Downloadable Proof. Mixam’s automatic file checker will scan your files, but please also check all files manually, especially your Downloadable Proof, to review and fix issues before we send your order to production. Visit our Proofing Support Page for more information, and contact our print experts by chat, email or phone for assistance.

The cut-off time for Confirmed orders is 4 pm EST every workday. It would help to confirm your order before these times to secure your estimated shipping date. Unconfirmed orders may mean you receive a new estimated delivery date. Visit our Shipping and Delivery Support Page for more information.

We aim to get your order to you by or on the estimated date you choose on our Instant Quote Calculator. While all shipping dates are not guaranteed, we’ll inform you at the earliest opportunity if a delay occurs. Visit our Shipping and Delivery Support Page for more information, and contact our team in advance if you have a deadline, and we’ll try to accommodate.

You can familiarise yourself with our quality, products and paper stocks by ordering free printed samples here. You can also create a test print before placing a larger order by ordering one copy via our Instant Quote Calculator. Please note that shipping can take longer depending on your location, but you can contact our team if you have any questions.

Upload one 300 dpi PDF file to your Artwork tab containing a back cover, spine and front cover design. If you do not upload a spine design file, the spine area will remain blank. Ensure your design matches the dimensions you selected in your initial quote, and before uploading, label it with a name like cover.pdf so our system can automatically put it in the correct place. Visit our Print File Setup Guide for more information.

A spine refers to the edge where the outer covers and interior pages are bound, typically featuring artwork, the publication title and the author's name. For Perfect (PUR) items, upload a single PDF file or design one as part of a cover spread at 300 dpi. You can find your spine dimensions in your Shopping Cart or Artwork tab. Add 0.125" bleed to the top and bottom of your spine. For Hardcover items, add a 0.2" hinge area on both sides of the spine and 0.8" bleed to the top and bottom. Labelling your files will also ensure they appear in the right place. If you cannot upload spine artwork, add a blank page by clicking the blue three-dot button under the spine thumbnail. Print work will only appear if you upload a spine design file. Otherwise, it will remain blank. Visit our File Setup Support Page for more information.

Lamination means applying a transparent plastic coating on top of prints to preserve, protect and enhance aesthetics. All laminations and finishes can affect the final appearance of printed colours, but each minimises issues like marking, ink transferral, smudging, creasing, fading, wrinkling, abrasion and tearing. Please note we cannot laminate Uncoated and Recycled Paper stocks. Visit our Print Finishes Support Page for more information.

Chat or Call us on: 888.510.1456 to speak to our friendly customer service team.


How to upload your files

 You can upload your files in a way that suits you - as single pages or spreads, individual files for each page, or as a single combined file.

Important - your cover

 Your cover is made up of four pages - a front cover, an inside front cover, a back cover, and an inside back cover.


 We ask for a 1/8" bleed on all booklets. Please do not include any important content within this area.


 The binding options available for booklets are: saddle stitched or stapled, perfect bound, loop bound, or Wire-O bound.

Please note:

 These available binding options are entirely dependent upon the number of pages and paper weight selected for your order. This is because there comes a point where the combined paper thickness is too much to effectively staple or stitch together, and will instead need to be held together by adhesive (otherwise known as 'perfect binding').

 The opposite is true if there are too few pages for perfect binding to work. Our dynamic ordering system is smart enough to know when a limit has been reached, and will automatically switch to the required binding option.

Spine (for Perfect Binding)

 If you choose perfect binding you have the option to upload the spine as a separate print file. The spine depth is calculated and displayed in the shopping cart. If you do not upload a print file for your spine it will be left blank.

 The spine will also need a 1/8" bleed at the top and bottom.

Completing your order

 Before you can complete your order, you must make sure all page placeholders have been completed. For example, if you are ordering 32 pages, all 32 boxes must be filled. If you do not have enough content, you must add blank pages.

7.44" x 9.69"
4.25" x 11"
6" x 8.25"
6" x 6"
5.25" x 8"
5" x 7"
US Trade (6" x 9")
US Standard (6.69" x 10.24")
7" x 9"
7.5" x 9.25"
5.38" x 8.38"
4.75" x 4.75"
6.63" x 10.25"
7" x 7"
A4 (8.3" x 11.7")
A5 (5.8" x 8.3")
8" x 10"
8.5" x 8.5"
Letter (8.5" x 11")
8.38" x 10.88"
A6 (4.1" x 5.8")
Executive (7" x 10")
5.06" x 7.81"
8.25" x 8.25"
5.8" x 9.25"
Digest (5.5" x 8.5")
5" x 8"
8.75" x 11"
6.69" x 9.61"
5.25" x 8.38"
Royal (6.14" x 9.21")

Perfect Bound PUR Booklets

Perfect (PUR)
Satin Paper
70lb Text 16 - 700 pages
80lb Text 16 - 700 pages
100lb Text 16 - 700 pages
Gloss Paper
70lb Text 16 - 700 pages
80lb Text 16 - 700 pages
100lb Text 16 - 700 pages
Uncoated Paper
60lb Text 16 - 700 pages
70lb Text 16 - 700 pages
80lb Text 16 - 700 pages
100lb Text 16 - 700 pages
Recycled Uncoated Paper
60lb Text 32 - 652 pages
70lb Text 32 - 600 pages
80lb Text 32 - 552 pages
100lb Text 32 - 480 pages
Paper Type
Recycled Uncoated
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