Perfect Bound Books
Specialists in short run, fast turnaround, magazine and book printing, Rapidity has worked with authors, editors, independent publishers and UK media and design agencies to create perfect bound publications for over 30 years.
If you are planning to produce a short or medium run of books, booklets, brochures, catalogues, magazines, or even a thesis, then speak to Rapidity. For these types of projects, perfect bound binding is the best and most cost effective option for you.
Publications of up to A3 in size, 50mm in thickness, can be created using perfect bound techniques.
There two types of perfect binding: Hot melt glue for fastest turnaround (instant) and PUR glue for strongest binding (24 hours to achieve full binding strength).
When a special project, presentation or exceptional printed publication is required, you can talk to us and we can guide you through the book production process.
Hardback Books are an excellent option for literary, art or corporate projects that require a stylish and durable presentation. A far cry from the old fashioned books of old, contemporary book designers enthusiastically use an impressive variety of print and finishing options, many of which can be produced on our technologically advanced HP Indigo 7600 digital printer.
With a long and successful history of book printing and specialist binding, our work is world class. When a special project, presentation or exceptional printed publication is required, you can talk to us and we can guide you through the book production process.
Popular Hardback Book finishing effects include: foiling, embossing, debossing and personalisation and a host of specialist ink options.
Book cover options are equally interesting and include: paper-over-card, cloth, leather, printed laminated paper and printed composite or substrate.
Rapidity creates Hardback Books in a wide variety of formats and varying sizes up to A3 (450mm) spine length.
Binding options include
Perfect Bound; PUR Bound; Thread Sewing and Lay-Flat.
Call us today to learn more about Hardback Books and accompanying Presentation Boxes and Slip Cases that can protect your special edition printed books.
Lay Flat Books
Rapidity’s Lay Flat Books are ideal if you have important wide-format photography, illustrations or technical drawings to showcase in book form.
Our lay-flat books work particularly well when you need impressive image width combined with a 0% “gutter”. As the book lays completely flat, there is no image loss, so your page display is totally uninterrupted across the entire span of the internal spine area.
An added benefit is that the book’s pages will not turn over automatically, as with other bindings, so they are an excellent presentation format.
Lay Flat Books are the perfect solution for:
- Wedding albums
- Fashion photo books
- Coffee Table books
- Photographic portfolios
- Corporate Publications
- Reports with a visual element
- Architectural and schematic drawings
Our lay-flat binding products come in a number of paper types. Photo and look book options include gloss photographic paper and lustre photographic paper. Both photographic papers are 300gsm, meaning they are thicker than our other paper options.
Your books will be printed on our HP Indigo 7600 digital printers or, for super high resolution print, we recommend printing your work on our Durst Lambda or Giclee Fine Art printers.
When it comes to the most important corporate announcement of the year, Rapidity know how to produce an Annual Report that is as physically impressive as it is strategically informative.
The majority of annual reports we produce use sustainable paper stocks stock with superior quality finishing and, to ensure reproduction perfection, we print your company reports using technologically advanced HP Indigo 7600 digital presses, thereby ensuring spot colour perfection and visual guideline adherence.
ISO 27001 Information Security Management certified, Rapidity offer complete confidentiality when it comes to your Annual Report and corporate documents.
Rapidity produce reports of all kinds in a wide variety of formats and sizes.
Personalisation; embossing, foiling, varnishing effects and tabulation solutions.
Perfect Bound, PUR Bound, Thread Sewing and Lay-Flat binding.
Rapidity make impossible timeframes possible when it comes to Annual Reports. We understand that critical company announcements and reports of this kind are commonly associated with short production timeframes. Because of this we offer companies an express overnight service for early next day delivery.
Call us today to learn more about how we can produce your Annual Report in complete confidentiality.
Look Book and Photo Books
When it comes to showcasing the creative industries, Rapidity know that exceptional output is expected and print perfection is what is required.
We work with the UK’s leading fashion houses, artists, graphic creatives and photographers to produce book-bound Portfolios, Photographic and Look Books that showcase exceptional images and design.
These showcase publications are printed on Rapidity’s 7-Colour, spot perfect, HP Indigo 7600 digital presses, guaranteeing you high-definition colour and exceptional print reproduction.
Presentation boxes and slip cases for special editions of your printed books are also available.
Photo Books and Look Books can be produced in a wide variety of formats and sizes spine length and the paper stock options are impressive.
The good news is that Rapidity both print and bind your book. Binding options include: Perfect Bound; PUR Bound; Wire Bound; Thread Sewing and Lay-Flat.
Our book cover options are as interesting as they are practical and durable, and combined with a host of traditional and innovative print finishes, Rapidity can bring your presentation’s design to life. Book cover materials include: paper; cloth; leather/hide or printed laminated paper.
Finishing and Special effects
Foiling; embossing; debossing, personalisation, foiling, white, clear and metallic inks are available.
Images, campaigns and fashion collections all come to life with Rapidity. Learn more about how to showcase in an innovate way. Express production of Photo and Look Books is available by request.
Rapidity create personalised books for corporates and authors.
The books we digitally personalise can be soft and hard covered published works with text variables and customised illustrations and images. Each book is specifically produced to cater to an individual’s chosen preference.
This complex personalisation is possible using our HP Indigo 7600 digital presses.
Personalised books are a very popular gift item for children, over one million were sold by leading UK companies last year, however, as technology advances, personalised books are becoming a more complex adult product – one that allows full customisation and delivery within a week.
Commercial applications for personalised books include: Training documents; educational materials; personalised Look or Photo Books; technology materials; board members’ reports.
If you would like to create a personalised book printing framework with Rapidity, talk to us today.
Wiro-bound books are the ideal for any type of presentation or information book.
Using our HP Indigo 7600 digital presses, specialist finishing and wiro binding techniques, Rapidity produce large volumes of company reports, user training manuals, product guides, notebooks, presentation documents and diaries for a wide range of industries, agencies and individuals.
Our clients find these books incredibly durable and functional, and book covers can either be hard (heavy card) or soft (translucent plastic covers, using Oce print technology), so there is minimal wear and tear.
If you are looking for the ultimate in durability then we suggest a case cover for added protection. These case covers also create a high quality finish to your book project.
Custom designed PUR and Perfect Bound notebooks, diaries and journals are a really effective promotional item when it comes to product launches, exhibitions, conferences and corporate gifts.
Digitally printed on Rapidity’s HP Indigo 7600 digital printers, the production options for Rapidity’s hard and soft cover notebooks are endless.
Notebook customisation options include:
- Debossing and blind embossing
- Wraps and Belly bands
- Raised ink techniques
- Custom cover material options
Internal pages can be plain, lined or squared. Numbering and perforation of the books pages is also possible.
If you would like to present your notebook in a branded gift bag or presentation box, speak to Rapidity today and we will explain how to make your promotional gift really stand out.
Case Bound Covers
Even when your documents are sensitive or are being printed in-house last minute, it is possible to produce a perfectly finished book bound document. A case bound cover offers companies a way to showcase and protect reports, presentations and pitch documents of all kinds.
Available in a wide selection or material or printed paper-over-board, case bound covers host work of all shapes and sizes. Most case bound covers comprise of two separate pieces, each bound together using a screw-post mechanism.
Full wrap round case covers are also available in a wide variety of materials and print special effects. These wrap around covers can be expertly finished to optimise project impact. Machine embossing; foiling; metallic and a host special ink effects are all popular case bound cover options.
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