softcoverSoftcover Books

Features:

  • full color cover with film lamination
  • 12 point cover stock
  • page counts from 32 to 900 pages
  • adhesive bound
  • sizes 4x5 to 8.5x11

Text details

Text pages are printed in digital black and white or digital color. Our standard text paper is 60# white Lynx Opaque Offset, ordered in large quantities, resulting in savings for you. Other colors, weights or recycled paper can be special-ordered upon request. Coated paper is now also available for perfect bound books using PUR adhesives, with some restrictions. Call to discuss your specific project.

Cover details

We print all covers in digital full color. Our standard cover stock (for softcover books) is white Carolina 12 point C1S, a heavy-weight stock that is coated on one side. We also offer 80# white Lynx Opaque Cover, and 80# natural Cougar Opaque Cover. After printing, covers are laminated with gloss film to protect from scuffing.

Cover lamination

We laminate all our printed covers as this is the best possible protection for a cover. We offer two finishes, gloss and matte. Our standard is gloss, the shiny characteristics of the gloss finish make the colors "pop." The subdued look of the matte finish is a much "softer" feel and is slightly more opaque to the colors underneath at additional cost.

Binding details

Also called "perfect bound" or "trade paperback" this binding uses EVA glue formulated for perfect binding. The maximum page count we can bind is 900 and the minimum page count we can bind is 32.