The Purfect Finish (Book Binders) Ltd, Unit 5, Chapman Way,Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 3EF

Tel: 01892 521772 Fax: 01892 533502

Providing finishing services to the printing industry

Perfect Binding

Perfect Binding is a widely used soft cover book binding method. With this binding method, the pages and cover are glued together at the spine with a strong yet flexible thermal glue. The other three sides of the book are then trimmed as needed to give them clean “perfect” edges.

Perfect binding puts all the pages or signatures together, roughens and flattens the spine, then a flexible adhesive attaches the paper cover to the spine. Paperback novels are one example of perfect binding.

Booklets, telephone directories, and some magazines use perfect binding methods.
PUR Binding

Polyurethane reactive glue is the most durable binding glue available, offering design flexibility for any number of applications, including brochures, catalogues, and art books.

PUR allows us to successfully bind materials which would not have previously been attempted using conventional EVA (Ethylene Vinyl Acetate) hot melts.

PUR adhesives cure by crosslinking via a chemical reaction with moisture contained in the paper stock or surrounding air. Once cured, the adhesive's higher molecular weight provides a tough, pliable bond.
Burst Binding

A method of unsewn adhesive binding.

The spine of each section has a series of slots cut in it during the folding process. The glue is then pushed into these slots during binding without removing the 3mmfrom the spine as in Purfect and PUR binding.

This method does not lend itself to digital printing as a fold is required in each section.

Thread Sewing

A thread is used to stitch the section's to form a book block. Glue is then applied to the spine and the cover drawn on.

We cut flat sheets prior to folding if required, and all covers.


We are able to fold most impositions up to B1 size.

"Impositions can be provided on request"