EVA Perfect Binding

perfect binding alternatives

The book on the left is bound using PUR adhesive, and the book on the right is bound using EVA adhesive. Note the thinner bead of glue required with PUR

EVA ( Ethyl Vinyl Acetate) – is the standard hot melt adhesive used in regular perfect binding. This works well on regular trade paper backs or textbooks, catalogs, and other perfect bound products. Not as permanent of a solution as PUR, but works well in many commercial applications.

EVA adhesive works well on uncoated paper stocks, but does not have as good of a page pull strength as PUR adhesive. Coated papers will also not hold well over time and with use, and is not recommended to be used with EVA perfect binding.

EVA Perfect Binding Specifications

Minimum size book block 4.125 x 5.25″
maximum size 12 .5 x 12.5″
Thickness – Min: 0.015″, Max: 2.0″

Cover weights:  Normal Paper: 50 lb text (81 gsm) up to 12 point (302 gsm)

How to deliver to bindery:
1-up books with 1/8″ extra on all 4 sides. Always use a brightly colored slip sheet divider between each set of books. We can accept loose collated single sheets (from a digital press) or collated, folded signatures (from an offset press)

collated loose sheets with a slip sheet divider between each set

collated loose sheets with a slip sheet divider between each set

Collated signatures with a slip sheet divider between each set of books

Collated signatures with a slip sheet divider between each set of books

 

 

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Have questions about a project?
Call HF Group – Nebraska at 1-800-869-0420 or contact us online.