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Perfect Bound Softcover Books

Our perfect bound, PUR glued softcover books are a lightweight, economical format. available in quantities of 25 to 250, 8 sizes and 5 cover and page paper combinations.


Available in a minimum order of 25 copies up to 250 in batches of 25.

Softcovers have a minimum page count of 30 pages and maximum page count of 200 pages.


Perfect bound softcover books are available in 8 formats.

Sizes (mm)

  Regular (A4)   Small (A5)


297 x 210 210 x 148


210 x 297 148 x 210


210 X 210 148 X 148

Portrait (Trade)

210 X 254 148 X 179



Papers + Printing

Softcover book pages are 4 colour digital offset Indigo prints on a choice of 5 different page and cover stock combinations.  6 colour printing is available on request (at an additional cost).

Pages Cover
Satin 150gsm (details) Matte laminated 250 or 350gsm *
Satin 150gsm (details) Gloss laminated 250 or 350gsm *
Matte 160gsm (details) Matte laminated 250 or 350gsm *
Eggshell 148gsm (details) Art 250gsm **
Lustre 190gsm (details) Lustre 260 gsm **

* The weight of the cover is dependent on the page count

** Art 250 and Lustre 260 covers not available on Regular Landscape



Prices + Production

Prices are AUD inc GST. Unlike our on demand orders, trade discounts do not apply. For other sizes and quantities, submit a quote request or contact our Volume Order Manager.

Production Time (ex delivery)
21 days


How to design

Perfect bound softcover books can be designed using the Momento Pro software or our InDesign plugin.
  • In the Momento Pro software, choose Photo Book > Side-sewn
  • In the InDesign plugin, select Photo Book > Indigo Print > Perfect Bound.

Visit Colour management for advice on how to prepare your file for perfect colour and to download ICC profiles for each paper stock.

  • Must be 20 to 200 pages
  • Keep important content well away from the gutter

Contact our service team with any design queries.


The superior colour reproduction and lightweight nature of our perfect bound softcover books make them perfect for self publishing, exhibition catalogues, giveaway portfolios and mailable promotions.

The all female Australian photography collective, Lumina, created a series of nine softcover books to promote their work and distribute their imagery to agencies, picture editors, and their fans.

Eight softcover books feature the work of each individual artist with a biography and curated selection of images, and the ninth showcases a collection of the groups work, their philosophy and achievements.

For more details visit Self Publish + Self Promotion pages.

Contact our service team with any design queries.