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Minimum page quantities for Perfect binding

To achieve a quality binding job, the following minimum number of internal pages are required for the stocks offered in our calculator. If you have a page count less than required with your desired stock, a thicker stock can be utilised or an alternative binding method must be used.

80gsm uncoated no less than 54 pages (27 Sheets of paper)
90gsm uncoated no less than 46 pages (23 Sheets of paper)
100gsm uncoated no less than 41 pages (21 Sheets of paper)
120gsm uncoated no less than 34 pages (17 Sheets of paper)
115gsm coated no less than 50 pages (25 Sheets of paper)
128gsm coated no less than 44 pages (22 Sheets of paper)
150gsm coated no less than 36 pages (18 Sheets of paper)
170gsm coated no less than 32 pages (16 Sheets of paper)
80gsm Revive no less than 42 pages (21 Sheets of paper)
100gsm Revive no less than 38 pages (19 Sheets of paper)
135gsm Revive no less than 28 pages (14 Sheets of paper)


To assess the quality of your images and content before placing an order, we can produce an unbound proof copy of your manuscript. You will receive an unbound proof of your internal text and a copy of your cover art. This service is available for all book sizes offered in our calculators. For covers which are outside of our standard sizes, we can arrange a digital proof only, to be sent to you for inspection. To order your unbound proof, please use this link. PROOF COPY

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Perfect Binding Mini Checklist

Please read the following to ensure that perfect binding meets your requirements.

Spine Width

Perfect binding requires a minimum spine width of 4mm. For the best results a minimum spine width of 4.5 - 5mm is advised. Please refer to spine width calculator

Spine width calculator

Binding Margins

To ensure that you get the best results, an internal margin on the binding side needs an additional 10mm more than the external margins.

Cover Artwork

Please ensure that your cover artwork includes a spine area.