Bindery and Finishing Services

Our in-house bindery and finishing options provide the necessary frame and finish to turn your printing project into a polished marketing product. We bring our commitment to quality and detail into every aspect of the finishing process, no matter the size or complexity of the project. With our high-speed equipment and skilled technicians, we strive to exceed your expectations by delivering a beautiful finished product in the shortest possible timeframe.

Bindery Options

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Saddle-stitching

This wire-binding technique is common for small booklets, calendars, pocket-sized address-books and magazine. Also known as saddle-stapling, this finishing technique is limited in the number of pages that can be stitched together and is best for smaller collateral.

Side-stitching

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.

Corner-stitching

Individual sheets are stapled together at the corner. This can be done in-line as part of the digital production process or as a separate function.

Spiral Binding

A wire or 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.

Loose-leaf binding

A set of holes is drilled into a stack of sheets to enable them to be inserted into three-ring or post binders. This technique is typically used for notebooks, presentations, financial reports, manuals or other publications that require frequent updates.

Padding

A stack of sheets are bound using a flexible adhesive, so individual sheets can be easily removed. Notepads are an example of padding.

Shrink-wrapping

Shrink-wrapping is a good option to protect printed assets or group multiple mailing pieces together. Our semi-automatic shrink wrapping equipment packs items in a tight, clear wrap that leaves graphics visible.

Hole punching and drilling

This is a great way to organize catalogues and brochures in a binder. We drill 1/8" and 1/2" diameter holes in multiple configurations and offer ready-to-hang drilled retail tags and hangers.

Finishing Options

Finishing refers to any additional decorative actions performed in-line or as a separate process.

Cutting and Trimming

Usually performed with a guillotine cutter, a stack of sheets can be cut and angled at the desired position. All stacks are then placed in a jogger, a variable table that squares the stacks of sheets.

Collating and Gathering

Collating refers to sorting individual sheets into sets and gathering involves placing folded sheets into the correct sequence.

Inserting

We have nearly a dozen automatic interesting machines for inserting up to nine separate pieces into an envelope at once.

Creasing and Scoring

We have multiple folding machines to meet the requirements of any project and paper type.

Perforating

For tear-out reply cards, our perforations are created on-site to increase turnaround times.

Laminating

The most common type of laminating method seals print between two layers of plastic in order to make it sturdier and waterproof.

Diecutting

Irregularly shaped printed materials such as door hangers, coasters or labels are cut out of the substrate in a process called diecutting.

Gluing and Labeling

water-based glues are used to assemble folders, cartons and other products in addition to affixing non-adhesive labels, stamps and smaller items to your printed material. We also offer several different adhesive stocks and custom inks to accommodate and size, shape or finish label.

Indexing and Tabbing

Indexing refers to adding plastic tabs or thumb cuts to the edges of printed sheets to help readers locate specific information.