Choosing a Blossom Book Type for Your Yearbook

Choosing a Book Type for Your Yearbook

Jul 20th 2018

Choosing your yearbook's book type sets the stage for how your yearbook will look and feel. At Blossom, we have 3 typical book/cover types: saddle stitch, perfect bound, and hardcover. The right answer for your organization is based on the quality you want to present, what your budget is, and the style that fits best with your design. 

Saddle stitch (softcover) – Our saddle stitch books are a great option for an affordable, soft cover yearbook with a smaller number of pages. Saddle stitch book pages are folded inside one another and held together with two staples on the binding. Our saddle stitch books start at 24 pages and go up to 40 pages. Page counts for saddle stitch books also need to be in multiples of 4.

Perfect bound (softcover) – For softcover books over 40 pages, we recommend our perfect bound books. The pages and covers for a perfect bound book are bound together using a strong adhesive at the spine. The end result is a square spine with clean (perfect) page edges. Our perfect bound books start at 42 pages, and page counts need to be in multiples of 2.

Hardcover books – We also offer hardcover books for those looking for a book with a sturdier cover. Like our perfect bound books, our hardcover books are bound using an adhesive binding and then finished with a hard cover and our standard high-gloss coating. Our hardcover books start at 24 pages, and page counts need to be in multiples of 2.

If you have questions about choosing a book type, feel free to contact us, we would be happy to discuss the best option for you.