Both are great options, but the decision rests with expectations concerning the book’s durability and longevity. Although the finished product looks similar, with the result being a neatly bound softcover book, the correct choice of glue can be critical. Factors such as handling and storage are also important considerations.
Twin Loop will guide you through this decision to select the best option for your project using either PUR or EVA glue.
PUR Perfect Binding is selected for longer lasting and more durable softcover books, including cookbooks, self-published books, children's books, coffee table books. In fact, any publication handled frequently and that you anticipate will stand the test of time.
PUR Perfect Binding is ideal for books with a high page count, books that are thicker than 25mm, and coated, glossy and digitally printed stocks.
PUR glue allows you to bind with confidence materials that would have previously not been possible using standard EVA glue.
PUR-bound books can withstand extreme temperature changes in the environment without damage and therefore offers greater aging stability. It can be used with any type of ink or paper stock, allowing the widest variety of paper, and finishing options.
Books adhered with PUR adhesive are flexible, allowing them to lie much flatter without compromising the binding strength.
Twin Loop can bind books of minimum size 148 x 210mm (A5) and maximum size 308 x 308mm and can accommodate French Folds. If your book is smaller than A5, then create an A5 book with extra bleed and we will trim it down to your required size.
Refer to the Set Up Guides section of this website or click on PUR Perfect Binding Layout, for advice on preparing your document.
PUR Perfect bound books take longer to cure, with the glue needing 24 hours to harden. Rushed or urgent jobs are not recommended for this process. Additional time is required for curing and should be factored into delivery timeliness.
If you need your delivery in a hurry, reach out to Twin Loop today and we will find a solution to meet your deadline.
We stand by our excellent customer service and look forward to assisting you with your binding job.
The Express Quote form - on the menu bar above - guides you through the information needed for us to prepare your quote request. Provide as much information as you can, and we will be in touch shortly to discuss.
We offer single-sided cellogazing in matt, gloss, or velvet soft touch as an additional service to Perfect Binding. Celloglazing is highly recommended to help prevent cracking on the spines of dark colours for books being Perfect Bound.