Paper grades suitable for perfect binding
So what is the right paper for perfect binding? Nowadays, there are so many different paper grades that react differently to different printing processes that the focus in perfect binding has shifted away from the machine to the material and its correct use. In my opinion, the technical information for the printer about the printability of the papers used should actually be supplemented with the additional note “suitable or unsuitable for perfect binding.” Unfortunately, this is not the case to date.
Some brief additional information: It is especially important that the spine preparation tools are always in good condition (wear, adjustments, etc.). After all, the best adhesive can be applied, but the edge pull will only be as good as the preparation of the book spine.
However, we can offer a few guidelines as to which paper grades are particularly suitable for perfect binding. You can find this information and many more tips in our whitepaper, which you can download here
We hope you enjoy the read!
Product Manager, Perfect Binding Systems
Muller Martini AG