Perfect Binding: The Sophisticated Choice for Custom Booklets

The ultimate in professionalism, Perfect Bound Booklets give you a tailored look. With its clean, perfect binding, it’s the elegant choice for portfolios, lookbooks, magazines, graphic novels, catalogs, manuals, annual reports and paperback books. With customizing options, Smartpress is the online printer for any booklet printing project you can imagine.

 

The perfect binding uses glue instead of coils or staples, so a Perfect Bound Book is ideal for booklets with 30 or more pages. Able to be bound up to 2” thick, its seamless cover allows you to feature text or art on its spine, so you can add your name or booklet title or carry art from front cover to back without interruption. Now that’s class.

 

 

Real-Life Impact Stories:

 

Matt Hawthorne Photography portfolio piece, a perfect bound book

I wanted this to be a high-concept piece that packed power and grabbed attention. – Matt Hawthorne

 

LOOKBOOK TO “PACK POWER AND GRAB ATTENTION”

Award-winning Photographer Matt Hawthorne shoots campaigns and custom catalogs for iconic global brands. He chose a Perfect Bound Book to create a lookbook that gives viewers a clear sense of his work and creative process. Hawthorne says, “I wanted this to be a high-concept piece that packed power and grabbed attention.” Typically, he sends these printed promotional pieces to 3,000 creatives at agencies and brands several times annually. Hawthorne states, “After all, no one knows you exist unless you create promos that stop them in their tracks.”

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Nicholas Moegly portfolio booklet, a perfect bound book

Holding something physical in your hands makes for a completely different experience than just seeing it digitally. – Nicholas Moegly

 

PORTFOLIO FOR A “COMPLETELY DIFFERENT EXPERIENCE”

Illustrator and lettering artist Nicholas Moegly had always relied on digital platforms to promote his work. Then he asked himself, “Why not do something different? Everyone gets emails all the time. Maybe a small printed portfolio that you could hold in your hands would catch peoples’ attention, would stick out just enough to be remembered.” The result: a Perfect Bound Book showcasing his various projects to creative directors and potential clients. Moegly declares, “Just as I suspected, holding something physical in your hands makes for a completely different experience than just seeing it digitally. There’s still something really great about seeing stuff in print.”

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EVEREVE brand book designed by crystal jensen, a perfect bound book

[Smartpress] did a really good job nailing our brand’s feel. – Crystal Jensen

 

BRAND BOOK TO “TRANSLATE VISION TO PRINT”

Charged with rebranding fashion retailer Evereve, designer Crystal Jensen created a brand book to help implement their new, joy-filled style guidelines nation-wide. Jensen had to ask herself, “Something that conveys joy. How do you do that through design?” And working for a fashion brand, where look-and-feel is critical, there were very deliberate color needs. Translating a brand’s colors and vision to digital print is a tricky challenge and Jensen says, “[Smartpress] did a really good job nailing our brand’s feel.”

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Nicholas Moegly perfect bound book has
Nicholas Moegly portfolio book has uncoated smooth interior pages

UNCOATED SMOOTH 100LB TEXT PAGES

Imagine the opportunities within Perfect Bound Books:

ARTISTIC SHOWCASE

Part of Smartpress’ impressive online printing services, a perfect binding is ideal for art portfolios or graphic novels, as a thick, matte cover stock with UV coating will help prevent scratches. Choosing uncoated smooth interior pages will accentuate your photography or imagery with a matte finish.

 

CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS

When designing catalogs or annual reports for online printing, capture a truly professional look-and-feel by adding Soft Touch laminate to the exterior. A coated matte interior will provide crisp definition to your text and graphics.

PERSONAL PROJECTS

You can even create something personal like a vintage-style journal. Try a uniquely textured exterior using a felt weave or linen stock. An interior with flat matte paper is perfect for writing or doodling.

 

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Oh, the Possibilities

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