I'm an amateur typographer. Until now, I've always printed various sizes of prints, flyers, saddle stitch, and so on.
I would like to move to small perfect bound paperbacks. However, I don't know where to start.
What kind of glue should I use to create these, and what tool can I use to apply it? Are there chemical risks associated with some kinds of products, or can they be used safely in a home environment?
Because most of my work is done using printers, the glue should be compatible with common kinds of inkjet and laser printers, common paper, coated paper for printing photos, and inks (toner, dye and pigmented inks).
Are there machines that would make this process quickly repeatable and with good results?