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Real World Print Production with Adobe Creative Suite Applications by Claudia McCue

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Perfect Binding and Case Binding

There is another method of binding—perfect binding—that is used for larger publications such as textbooks (and some high-page-count journals). In perfect binding, creep is not as large an issue as it is with other binding methods, although it can still occur. Whereas magazines might combine over 100 pages in a saddle-stitched issue, when perfect binding is used, pages are gathered in much smaller groups—such as 16-page signatures—which are likely to result in less-pronounced creep. Then, multiple signatures are stacked together, trimmed (or ground off), and glued at the spine (Figure 3.23). Finally, a cover is added to enclose the pages, which is held in place by glue along the spine. For larger books such as ...

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