Setting up perfect bound jobs
Setting up perfect bound jobs (also PUR Binding and Burst Binding)
When setting up perfect bound jobs, or one with PUR Binding or Burst Binding and ‘Read Across’ (whereby you have text or images flowing across from the inside front cover onto the first text page) there are some important things to consider to avoid the image or text showing incorrectly. Read on to find out more about setting up perfect bound jobs.
The above types of binding use a hinge system where a small sliver of the inside front cover, the spine and a small sliver of the inside rear covers are glued to the text pages, therefore these parts become invisible once the document is bound.
The illustration below shows this glued area in red.
The correct way to set up a job like this is to use two separate copies of the same image (one on the IFC and one on Page 1), with the left hand edge of the image on Page 1 perfectly following on from the right hand edge of the image on the IFC.
You can see an example of this below with the hinge area shown in white, though in InDesign for example this gap would not show.
Below is how the finished bound document would appear.
Below is an example of where the image is one image flowed across the two pages, and would end up with part of the image being swallowed up into the glued area.
Below is how the the finished bound document would appear if the job had been set up incorrectly, with a slice of the image (the width of the glued section) missing, causing the image to appear misaligned.
This process can also be applied to the last text page onto the Inside Rear Cover.
If you require any more information on how to set up your print job, please contact us, and our experienced Studio team will be able to advise on the best solution.
To see other different types of bindings, click here.