Bindery

 

 

After printing or copying a job it goes to the bindery area for assembly and finishing. A variety of hand-operated and automatic machines are used to assemble and finish the job.

Collating - Organizing printed material in a specific order as requested. 

Stapling - A single staple placed on the left or right corner of multiple
printed sheets.

Folding - We have three different fold options to choose from, half,  French fold, and the letter fold. Some folding must be done by hand, please allow additional time.

Cutting - Cutting and trimming is usually done using a guillotine cutter.

Books and Booklets - There are different ways of binding sheets together.
Below are the most commonly techniques we use:

  • Perfect binding: Pages are fixed to a cover or spine using glue. 
  • Saddle-stitching: The placement of two staples along the folded spine of a collated multi paged book (booklet) tabloid or newsletter style product.
  • Comb/Spiral binding: The teeth of a plastic ‘comb’ are inserted into a series of slits drilled or punched into a stack of sheets.
  • Coil binding: A continuous wire or plastic coil is threaded through 
    holes drilled or punched into a stack of sheets.

Shrink Wrap - Is used to protect jobs; it consists of clear plastic film that the job is placed in and then shrunk by heat to form a sealed, tight-fitting package.

Padding - The binding of a stack of sheets are bound using a flexible adhesive so that the sheets can easily be removed. Great way to use scrap paper for internal note pads!

Laminating - Laminating refers to bonding a separate material or layer of material to the printed matter. The most common type of laminating is sealing the print between two layers of a plastic material. Available up to 36" wide.

Drilling - 3-hole Punch is often used for the purpose of collecting the sheets in a binder or folder.

 

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