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There are generally 3 types of booklet binding – Staple Bound, Perfect Bound and Wiro Bound. Although they are often referred to by similar names. We also offer hardcover books and layflat books, which use similar binding methods.
Also known in the trade as Saddle Stitched. Pages are bound by 2 staples through the middle of the booklet. This is the most affordable form of booklet binding and commonly used for magazines, zines, brochures and comic books.
Also known in the trade as PUR, which is an abbreviation of PolyUrethane Reactive adhesives. Perfect Bound booklets have their pages glued into a flat spine. Perfect bound booklets typically include paperback books, high end magazines, graphic novels, catalogues and prospectus.
Also known as Wire Bound, because pages are held together by a loop of wire that winds through holes punched in the papers. Wiro bound booklets are typically diaries, notepads, manuala and activity books.
How to upload your files
We’ll accept your booklet files however you’d like to upload them. Send single pages or spreads as individual files or put all your pages in a combined file. We can work with either.
The maximum file upload is 2GB. Please contact our team if your file size is larger and we'll help you get your file into the workflow.
As you’re uploading your files for your booklet pages, keep in mind that the cover actually consists of four pages. There’s the front cover, inside front cover, back cover, and inside back cover.
For all booklets, we ask for a 3mm bleed on each page. Please refrain from adding important content to this area.
We have three binding options available for booklets, including saddle stitched or stapled, perfect bound, and wiro bound. Please keep in mind that binding options may depend on the number of pages in your booklet. With too few pages, you may be limited to saddle stitched, whereas too many pages might require perfect bound. When you add all your pages to your order, our automatic system will suggest the best binding option for your booklet.
Spine for Perfect Bound
If you choose perfect bound for your booklet, the spine will contain a design. You must upload a separate file for the spine; once the booklet is in your cart our system will calculate the depth of your spine. If you do not upload a separate file for the spine of your booklet, we must leave it blank.
Completing your order
You must ensure all placeholders are completed before you can submit your order. If your booklet contains 20 pages, for example, then all 20 boxes must be filled. You can only add pages in multiples of 4, so if you do not have enough content then you must add blank pages.
We created YouLovePrint to make professional booklet printing available to everyone online. As part of the PurePrint Group, we print everything ourselves in the UK on industry leading printing machines. Our team of print experts are committed to achieving the print quality that your booklets deserve.
We recommend uploading single pages organised within a single PDF file..
Yes. We’re one of the best perfect bound printing companies in the UK. PUR binding requires a minimum number of pages.
Only if your booklet is going to be perfect bound. You have the option of uploading a double page spread with spine for your cover file. Or you can upload the front cover, back cover and spine file separately.
For small runs, we tend to print your booklets on HP Indigos for digital printing and for larger runs of 1,000+ copies, we use Heidelberg Speedmasters for offset litho printing. For more information, please see our plant list.
Yes. All our papers are FSC® certified, we are a CarbonNeutral® company and ISO 14001 Environmental Management certified. For more information, please see our sustainability accreditations.
Nope. You can enjoy full use of our web-to-print platform and customer services without paying a penny. You only pay when you’re absolutely ready to print.
Our web-to-print system accepts most file types. However, we highly recommend a 300dpi high resolution PDF for the best results. Please check your digital proofs prior to printing.
Not yet, but soon. In the meantime, we recommend adding a 3mm bleed area to the outside of your pages and a 5mm quiet area on the inside of your pages. For more information, visit our print file setup guide.
Yes. Once you upload your artwork files, our online printing system has a booklet proofing feature to help you check your proofs, flag any issues and ask our customer service team any questions you may have before you send your job into production.
If your booklet is perfect bound, the system will calculate the spine width of your booklet for you when you visit our file uploading page. Don’t forget to upload your spine file.
No. Printed booklets are exempt from VAT.
Yes. Please use the Custom Size function in our booklet cost calculator tool. There may be some booklet size restrictions due to the size of the printing press plates used in our production.
We offer many types of booklet binding. Saddle Stitched (aka:Staple Bound) is when pages are held together by 2 staples through the middle of the booklet. Perfect Bound (aka: PUR) is when pages are glued together against a flat spine. Wiro Bound (aka: Wire Bound) is when holes are punched in your papers and they’re held together by a loop of wire. We also offer hardback books and Quality assurance VAT Combined delivery Free samples
Benefits of Ordering with YouLovePrint
We only use the best printing technology, top of the range equipment with commercial grade paper to bring you high quality, premium print.
Many products such as booklets, flyers and leaflets are not subject to VAT. Although, some items including posters and postcards are. We will calculate this for you at the checkout.
If you add multiple print jobs to a single order, we’ll combine your shipping costs. Click the Add to Cart button to view the total price, including delivery.
If you’d like to see examples of our high quality printing, email us with your address and the printed items that you would like to receive.