Saddle Stitched Bind
A book binding method where folded sheets are gathered together one inside the other and then stapled through the fold line with wire staples.
This wire-binding technique is common for small booklets, calendars and pocket-sized address-books
Plastic Coil Bind
A plastic coil is threaded through holes in multiple sheets of paper to bind them together. This method is typically used for notebooks, wall calendars and reports.
Hard Cover Bind
Pages are glued or sewn along the book’s spine into a
. It’s perfect for manuals, novels, reference books with 60 pages or more.
Is a widely used soft cover book binding method. Pages and cover are glued together at the spine with a strong, flexible thermal glue. Examples include soft cover books, corporate reports, manuals, catalogs, and thicker product brochures and magazines.
Binding several single pages together by driving wire staples into edges of the material, parallel to the bound edge. This method secures leaves, or sections of a book, with wire staples. It’s one of the strongest forms of construction, frequently used to bind textbooks and thick periodicals.
Individual sheets are stapled together at the corner.
A set of holes is drilled into a stack of sheets for easy insertion into three-ring or post binders. This technique is typically used for notebooks, presentations, financial reports, manuals or other publications that require frequent updates.
A flexible adhesive is applied along one edge of a stack of same-sized sheets securing them together into a single unit, but allows the top sheet to be easily removed as needed. Common examples include notepads
that typically include 50 sheets per pad.
The gathering and arranging of individual sheets into a predetermined sequence. Collating creates consistent, logical sets from multiple parts.
Shrink-wrapping is a good option to protect printed assets or group multiple mailing pieces together. Our shrink-wrapping equipment packs items in a tight, clear wrap that leaves graphics visible.
We use a sharp blade to cut a printed piece down to its desired size. Common examples include removing excess paper along crop marks, separating multiple images printed on a single sheet, or trimming the open edges of a book to create evenly aligned pages.
Scoring is done to prevent paper from cracking when folded, Used mostly on heavyweight papers and cardstock used in brochures, and cards.
A procedure that bends over a printed piece so that it lies flat upon itself. It is commonly used as a design technique to create separate panels from a single sheet, for items like a brochure or invitation. There are numerous folding styles available.
Hole Punch / Drill
Holes are punched or drilled into paper. This is a great way to organize catalogues and brochures in a binder.
Our automatic inserting machines can insert separate pieces into an item like an envelope.
A tough clear-coat applied over printed materials to improve resilience and appearance. This coating is applied in liquid form, then exposed to
light which bonds and dries it instantly.
An environmentally-friendly water-based clear-coat applied to printed pieces to help protect the ink and paper against minor scuffs, abrasions fingerprints and dirt. It is useful for projects that are handled a lot such as mailings, and is best used on
cardstock 80# or heavier. Aqueous comes in gloss, dull, and satin.
The process of bonding a clear plastic film onto printed projects to protect it against stains, smudges, moisture, wrinkles, and tears. It improves item durability and enhances the vibrancy of the ink colors. Lamination is a popular choice for printed items that must endure heavy use, such as educational materials, flip charts, book covers, maps, and consumer displays.
Lamination is available in Gloss and Matte finish.
A semi-circle cut is removed from the corners of printed material. It enhances the look of the finished product and helps prevent the edges from fraying or becoming dog-eared.
A thin sharp blade is used to cut paper, cardstock, labelstock, or other substrates into various shapes Examples include door hangers, coasters or labels.
A process that uses heat and pressure to apply a metallic foil design to a printed piece. The foil comes in a variety of colors. Foils can be combined with the embossing technique to create a metallic design that adds elegance and distinction. Foils are often used on business cards, invitations and certificates.
Emboss / Debossing
Refers to the method of pressing an image into paper or cardstock to create a three dimensional design. Embossing results in a raised surface; debossing results in a depressed surface. This technique is used in greeting cards, and booklets.
A procedure that creates a series of very fine holes in paper or cardstock, usually along a straight line, to allow a portion of the printed piece to be easily detached by hand. Used for a variety of purposes, such as coupons, tickets, ID cards, and response cards.
Indexing & Tabbing
Adding plastic tabs or thumb cuts to the edges of printed sheets to help readers locate specific information.
Involves the printing of identification numbers so each printed unit receives its own unique number. This number can appear in one or in multiple positions on each