What is a layflat perfect bound book? As shown in the video anyone can slide a pencil or pen up the spine of the layflat perfect bound book. In a regular perfect bound book, the spine is glued with hotmelt glue on the spine of the book. When the book is open at 180 degrees the pages have a tendancy to stand up. In a layflat perfect bound book because the edges of the pages are not glued on the spine but rather “float”, the pages lay much flatter
As shown in the video and pictures, giant casebound books/hardback books are incredibly memorable, distinctive, effective and a means to convey the author’s message increasingly. We’re seeing more varieties in the binding add-ons such as colour coordinated headbands, coloured endpapers and ribbons. We’re seeing a greater demand for coloured or stained edges…much more creative additions to a giant hardback/casebound book.