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Finishing and Binding

Whether you're producing a presentation, test materials or an instructional manual, binding adds a professional look that stapled corners and binder clips simply cannot match.

 

Booklet Binding
Coil Binding:

Often used for manuals and notebooks. A series of round holes are punched into the binding edge, and black or white plastic coils are inserted. The inside margin should be generous to allow for the holes. These books will lie flat when opened.

 

Perfect Binding:

Widely used for paperback books. Adhesive is applied to the edge of the pages and the cover is wrapped around the pages creating a front, back and spine.

 

Tape Binding:

This is an alternative to perfect binding. Front and back covers are adhered to the book using a tape that is applied to the spine of the book using heat and pressure.

 

Saddle Stitching:

Used to bind pieces such as newsletters, programs and small catalogs. Staples are forced through the spine of the book with the ends folded down between the two center pages.

 

Side Stitching:

This works well for books that are too bulky for saddle-stitching. Pages are assembled with two staples down the side of the book.

 

Corner Stapling:

The most economical type of binding. A single staple is applied to the top edge of the printed piece.

 

Hole Punching:

Simply the drilling of three holes down the edge of the book so that the pages may be inserted into any standard three-ring binder.

 

Folding

Our finishing department provides many different options for folding. Our high-speed folding machines can fold at speeds exceeding 5,000 sheets per hour.

 

Drilling

It’s always better to have your paper drilled before copying if you are going to staple your copied sets.

 

Cutting

Our computerized digital paper cutter uses high-pressure hydraulic clamps to hold the paper in place while a razor-sharp steel blade makes precise cuts.

 

Stapling

One or two staples are commonly placed approximately ¼" from the left edge of the printed set. Folded sets that are stapled along the folded edge are called booklets or saddle stitched.

 

Scoring/Perforating

When you need to fold a printed project that is on heavier stocks of paper, we suggest you have it scored.

 - Scoring puts a shallow indention on the surface layer of the paper ensuring a smooth, crisp fold. This is especially helpful when folding heavier paper stock.

Perforating a printed form can create an easy-to-remove response card, coupon or customer feedback form.

 - Our wide variety of perforating blades gives you flexibility when designing pieces that need to separate effortlessly. We can also design pieces that can stand up to the rigors of post office mailing equipment without pulling apart.

 

Shrink Wrapping

Great for protecting and extending the shelf life of printed materials or when you need your projects packaged in bundles for easy handling, our thermal-vacuum shrink-wrapping equipment will provide the ideal solution.

 

Tabbing

Adhering to postal regulations can be a tricky issue; our team is here to guide you in the right direction to ensure your printed piece passes inspection.

One of the key elements to getting your mail piece through the U.S. Postal Service is tabbing. Our tabbing equipment applies tabs in just the right position to meet the required standards and helps ensure that your mail pieces get delivered quickly.