PUR Perfect Binding

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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

PUR (Poly Urethane Reactive) – the most agressive adhesive used in commercial binding applications, providing superior page pull strength. Works great with uncoated or coated stocks, even cover stock with coatings or synthetic materials such as book cloth, plastic or UV coating. PUR has a lower freeze point and a higher melting point than all other adhesives used in book binding.

PUR adhesive works well on all types of paper, even aqueous coated stocks or books printed with heavy ink coverage or uncoated papers. This is of enormous benefit to projects requiring short run digitally printed books on highly coated or varnished interior pages – even synthetic materials.

PUR Perfect Binding Specifications

Minimum size book block 4 x 5″
maximum size 12 .5 x 12.5″
Thickness – Min: 0.015″, Max: 2.5″

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

Coated Paper:  70 lb text (104 gsm) up to  14 pt. (348 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.