Is a binding technique using standard hot melt adhesive which gives a similar look to a paperback book, however, compared to mass market produced paperbacks, trade Perfect Binding has much more strength.
The technique can be used to bind many different types of catalogues, brochures, magazines, corporate brochures, reports, timetables and many more book products.
These soft backed books are usually bound by collating a number of folded sections or signatures into page order, they are then rough cut in the spine area to enable the paper to absorb the hot melt adhesive. This area is then wrapped by the cover which is usually on a heavier paper or board stock. The remaining three sides are then trimmed to the books final size. This process gives flexibility and allows the book to be opened and read.