perfect binding

What is perfect binding?

perfect binding meaning in Information Science terminology / glossary / dictionary is:

A quick and comparatively inexpensive method of adhesive binding in which the binding edge of the text block is milled to produce a block of leaves and then roughened. Fast-drying adhesive is applied to the uneven surface and the case or cover attached without sewing and backing. Nearly all books published in paperback are bound by this method, which is also used for some hardcover special editions, for example, book club editions. Durability depends on the strength of the adhesive and its capacity to remain flexible over time, usually not as long-lasting as a sewn or stitched binding. Compare with Otabind. See also: double-fan adhesive binding, hot-melt, and notched binding.


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