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PUR Perfect Bound Books

Also known as 'soft back books' or 'paperback books' this is the classic style of book that everyone knows and loves.

  • Highest quality full colour printing
  • Wide choice of materials
  • All common publishing sizes
  • Superior strength PUR adhesive
  • Optional luxury cover enhancements
  • Hinged covers for easy folding
  • Up to 350 pages available online
  • Fast and free delivery

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RECOMMENDED. adds a thin protective layer of plastic film to the outer covers of the booklet.
Cover Enhancement
Add one of our special effect finishes to your soft-touch laminated cover to make your book really look impressive.
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Perfect binding is the style of binding used to create the flat, square spine you'd expect to see on most paperback books. It is best suited to books containing over 40 pages. Here you can calculate prices for Perfect Bound Books of between 42 and 350 pages in all popular book sizes.


Whether or not you request a proof, all supplied artwork files undertake our FREE comprehensive 10 point file check to ensure your printed job turns out exactly as you intend. If you have requested a proof, a link will be emailed to you for approval and we will not proceed without your further authority. Files are then automatically imposed, ready for printing, in a way which maximises available space on the printed sheet and minimises waste. 


Choose from coated and uncoated materials for both the covers and inner pages of your books, or mix and match as you see fit.

High Definition Printing:

Every job at Flexpress is printed using the finest technology available. You wont receive any products printed on beefed-up photocopiers from us - another reason we back everything with our total satisfaction guarantee. Perfect-bound books are printed using either HP Indigo Offset or Lithographically, depending on number of pages and quantity.

Cover Lamination:

Lamination adheres a protective plastic film over the book cover and is always recommended for perfect bound books using coated board covers to enhance the look and feel of the book, protect the print and increase the lifespan.

Cover Enhancement:

If you want to make your book cover quite literally stand out, you have the option to add a luxury enhancement - just as you'd see on the latest best seller! Choose our extra thick spot UV gloss, a standard metallic foil or for a real classy look why not try our raised foil which is available in five striking metallic colours.

PUR Glue Binding:

There are basically two types of Perfect Binding glue: EVA (Ethylene Vinyl Acetate) and PUR (Polyurethane Reactive). Flexpress use PUR glue for it's superior adhesion and lay flat properties. The process involves 'roughing' the spine of the book block enabling the  glue to penetrate into the fibres of the paper which ensures a strong, bind with anti-pull out qualities up to 70% better than traditional EVA glue. The cover is creased and hinged before being drawn onto the spine. To see the process and understand just how strong the finished bind is see our demonstration video.

Precision Finishing:

Perfect Bound Books are guillotined down to the finished size using our fully automated, computerised precision book trimmer and packed in extra-strong, double-walled corrugated boxes to withstand the rigours of carriage.

Dispatch time:

The dispatch time for PUR Perfect Bound books varies according to the quantity and number of pages but can be as little as two days*. Check the timer to see how quickly we can dispatch your order and choose our express service, for a little extra, if you need it faster.

*If ordered before 12 noon. Allow one extra day if ordered after 12 noon.

All orders are dispatched by reputable national carriers on a next working day service. This will usually arrive by 5pm although please be aware once goods have left our premises we have no influence on when they are delivered. If you would like to upgrade to a AM or Saturday delivery, you can do this at checkout.

UK company with a reliable track record:

Flexpress started life back in 1989 and are UK based keeping British people in jobs. Everything we offer is printed and finished in-house by us as at our 8000 square foot premises in Leicestershire. We're proud of our facilities and welcome visitors at any time.

Your satisfaction guaranteed

We take quality and customer service very seriously. Our right-first-time approach coupled with cutting edge technology and professional team mean we're confident enough to offer a total satisfaction guarantee. If through any fault of ours, there's an issue with your printing, we'll always arrive at a solution to leave you 100% happy.



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