Binding options and their page counts

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Binding Options and Page Counts

Lulu offers 5 binding options:



Perfect Bound: A paperback book where the title and author's name are printed on the spine.
Your book must have 70-80 pages for text to appear on the spine.

Page count: 20 -740 pages depending on product line and book size*


Saddle stitch: A stapled booklet. Best for very thin books. Your page count should be divisible by 4. If it is not, the printer adds enough blank pages to the back of your book to make the page count divisible by 4.

Page count: 4-88 pages depending on book size*


PlastiCoil: A spiral bound book (like a spiral notebook). Recommended for books less than 1" thick, between 48 and 470 pages.

Page count: 1 and 470 pages depending on book size*


Dust Jacket Hardcover: A linen bound book with a full-color dust jacket.

Page count: 24-800 pages


Casewrap Hardcover: Full-color, glossy cover; no dust jacket.

Page Count: 20-800 pages depending on book size*

*Paper weights and page counts vary by product line and books size. For detailed information about page counts, please visit our Book Builder where you can view our list of available book formats and specifications.


Page Count Ranges by Binding Type


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Availability of Standard, Premium and Photo Quality Products


Value, Premium, and Photo Quality products are available in all locations.


Standard Paperback book formats are printed and shipped from the USA. This information is displayed on both the Book Builder page and the published book's product page.


Additional Information

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