Located only steps away from the digital and offset pressrooms, our bindery and finishing services provide the frame and finish for your digital or offset print project once it rolls off our presses!

We are committed to our work, promising the highest level of customer satisfaction, service, and quality finishing at competitive prices!Bindery & Finishing Services: Post-Production Assembly + Decorative Processes

All of the Tools to Put Your Project Together with a Picture Perfect Finish

Those final steps taken to complete your job will highlight the quality and attention to detail that has been invested into making your print project a success. You can count on Jet Mail’s expertise and advice every step of the way. We understand that clean folds, accurate trims, and fine binding are just as important as the print quality achieved on the press.

Located only steps away from the digital and offset pressrooms, our bindery and finishing services provide the frame and finish for your digital or offset print project once it rolls off our presses. While finishing involves additional decorative actions performed in-line or as separate processes, binding refers to the fastening of individual sheets together. Jet Mail’s high speed equipment, coupled with our skilled technicians, will quickly and efficiently deliver your finished project to you, no matter the size or complexity. From start to finish, we'll take care of you and strive to always exceed your expectations.

Binding involves the fastening of individual sheets together!
  • Also known as saddle-stapling, pages are bound by driving staples through the center of the spine of folded sheets. This wire binding technique is common for small booklets, calendars, pocket-size address books, and some magazines, and it's limited in the total number of pages that can be stitched together.
  • A method of securing the leaves or sections of a book with wire staples, from front to back of the entire thickness of the text block. Wire staples are driven through the pages, usually parallel to the bind margin.As one of the strongest forms of construction, side-stitching is frequently used in binding textbooks and periodical issues made up of many sections.
  • Individual sheets are stapled together along the corner of each page. This can be done as an in-line process on our digital production equipment or off-line as a separate function.
Spiral Binding
  • A continuous wire or plastic coil is threaded through holes drilled or punched into a stack of sheets. Spiral binding is typically used for notebooks, wall calendars, and reports.
Loose-leaf Binding
  • A set of holes is drilled in a stack of sheets which are then inserted into ring binders or post binders. This binding technique is used for notebooks, presentations, financial reports, manuals or any other type of publication that require frequent updating.
  • The binding of a stack of sheets are bound using a flexible adhesive so that the sheets can easily be removed. Notepads are a typical example of padding.
  • Shrinkwrapping is a great way to protect packs of slips or group multiple mailing pieces together for better postal savings. Our semi-automatic shrinkwrappers deliver packed items in a clear, tight wrap that still allows printed graphics to be visible.
Hole Punching and Drilling
  • Hole punching and drilling are perfect ways to organize catalogs, brochures, and other printed items into one binder. We can drill 1/8” to 1/2” diameter holes in one, two, three or more configurations, and can even supply ready-to-hang drilled retail tags and hangers.
Finishing involves additional decorative actions performed in-line or as separate processes, such as die-stamping and embossing, among others.
Cutting and Trimming
  • Cutting and trimming are usually performed with a guillotine cutter. A stack of sheets is placed on the bed of the cutter and the angled, stainless steel blade cuts through it at the desired position. All of the stacks are subsequently often placed in a jogger, a vibrating table that squares the stacks of sheets.
Collating and Gathering
  • These processes involve placing (folded) sheets into the correct sequence. Collating refers to sorting individual sheets into sets. Many of our digital printers and copiers have a collating function. Gathering is a similar process but it involves folded signatures. Gathering machines have up to thirty slots or pockets in which signatures are fed manually or automatically. The machine then gathers the signatures into what is known as a book block. Such machines can also have a binding function, such as, for instance, a stitcher attachment.
  • With nearly a dozen automatic inserting machines, we can insert up to 9 pieces at once into your envelope, ranging from small invitations to magazines, up to 9.5" by 12" dimensions.
Creasing and Scoring
  • There are two types of folding machines: the knife folder, also known as a right-angle folder, and the buckle folder. Generally speaking, right-angle folders are used for heavier stocks, while buckle folders are used for lighter paper types. Some common folds are the accordion or fanfold, the gatefold, the over-and-over fold, the French fold, and a letter fold.
  • For burst-out business reply cards, courtesy cards and tear-aways – our perforations are created on-site to increase turnaround times.
  • 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. A typical example is a menu card for restaurants which often need to be both sturdy and water-proof.
  • Irregularly shaped printed materials, such as door hangers, coasters, or labels, are cut out of the substrate itself in a process called diecutting. The die contains knives or creasing rules that have been prepared specifically for a certain shape.
Glueing and Labeling
  • Water based glues are used for our hand and machine assembly of folders, cartons, and other products, in addition to affixing non-adhesive labels, stamps, and smaller items onto your printed materials. In terms of labeling, we offer several different adhesive paper stocks, from matte to gloss finish, full color, black and white or even custom inks. We have a range of variable data printing technologies to suit your custom printed label needs, and can accommodate just about any size, shape, or finish.
Indexing and Tabbing
  • Indexing refers to adding plastic index tabs or index thumb cuts to the edges of printed sheets. These can help readers locate specific information.

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Why Partner with Jet Mail for Marketing Production + Fulfillment?

  • Over 20 years of experience
  • +400 clients including some of the largest Fortune 100 firms
  • 65,000+ square feet of production and warehouse space
  • Our distribution centers across the US means your materials can reach customers in 1-2 days
  • One of the largest volume mailers in New England and our own transportation fleet for drop shipments
  • One of the most extensive digital production plants in the northeastern USA
  • 24x7 production means “from ordered to shipped” in as little as a single business day.
  • In-house US Post Office to expedite your mailings and earn serious postage discounts
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