Laminating & Finishing

  • Gloss & Matt Laminating (Hot or Cold)

    Gloss & Matt Laminating (Hot or Col

    The process of bonding a clear plastic film onto printed matter to protect it against stains, smudges, moisture, wrinkles, and tears. Greatly improves durability. Also 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, restaurant and bar menus, maps, and consumer Continue Reading

  • Cerlox & Comb Binding

    Cerlox & Comb Binding

    Cerlox & Comb binding is the most common binding style used in North America and has been around for more than 40 years, is simple and readily available.  Plastic comb binding books have the ability to open flat for easy copying and can be easily opened and closed with a comb binding machine for editing purposes. Plastic comb bindings are Continue Reading

  • Spiral Coil Binding

    Spiral Coil Binding

    Spiral coil binding is a great option for individuals searching for a different look for their presentations and proposals. Spiral coil binding involves winding a single piece of pre-coiled plastic binding onto the edge of your book. Spiral coil binding is available in more than 60 different colors making it ideal for marketing firms and designers that are looking to Continue Reading

  • Stapling & Saddle Stitching

    Stapling & Saddle Stitching

    Stapling & Saddle Stitching is a method of securing loose printed pages with staples down the middle of a folded sheaf of papers. Many booklets are saddled-stitched. Side-stitching is a similar method where the pages are stapled about 1/4″ from the spine. This is a cost effective way to attach up to 40 pages and can save quite a bit. Pros: Continue Reading

  • Twin Loop Wire Binding

    Twin Loop Wire Binding

    Twin Loop Wire binding is a popular binding style available for individuals who want a professional and durable bind. Twin loop wire binding comes out of the package in a C shape and a wire binding machine is used to close the wire binding so that it is round.  Twin loop wire binding provides an elegant look and feel but is Continue Reading

  • Perfect Binding

    Perfect Binding

    Perfect binding is book binding – the type you see on paperback books. This type of binding looks awesome and is available for presentations and books. Well kept secret: you can perfect bind anything is you use a digital print shop. You can even self-publish a book and make it look really professional! Pros: stacks nice and neat, looks awesome and Continue Reading

  • Scoring & Folding

    Scoring & Folding

    Scoring & folding the process of making a crease in paper so it will fold easier. Helps improve the appearance of the fold because it provides a consistent guideline. Used mostly on heavyweight papers and cardstock. Folding is a procedure that bends over a printed piece so that it lays flat upon itself. Folding serves many functions, one of which Continue Reading

  • Perforating

    Perforating

    Perforating 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, ID cards, response cards, and remittance slips.

  • Packaging (Boxes & Shrink Wrapping)

    Packaging (Boxes & Shrink Wrapping)

    Creating printed boxes and product packaging that fit your brand is important to us – whether you just got listed at a big box store, packaging your product for shipment or competing for shelf space, we are able to design the most creative custom boxes that will unquestionably capture the eye of your target audience. We put much care and Continue Reading

  • Collating

    Collating

    Collating the gathering and arranging of individual sheets or other printed components into a predetermined sequence. Collating creates consistent, logical sets from multiple parts.

  • Embossing

    Embossing

    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.

  • Foil Stamping

    Foil Stamping

    A specialized process that uses heat and pressure to apply a metallic foil design to a printed piece. The foil is usually a gold, silver, or copper tone, though a variety of colors are available. Foil stamping adds elegance and distinction and can be combined with the embossing technique to create a metallic design in relief.

  • Spot Varnish (UV Coating & Aqueous)

    Spot Varnish (UV Coating & Aqueous)

    A special effect that puts an overprint varnish only on specific areas of a printed piece, spot varnish is often used to make a photograph pop off the page, highlight drop caps, or to create texture and subtle images on the page. The term spot varnish can refer to more than just clear ink or resin varnish but also to the spot application of Ultra-violet Continue Reading

  • Cutting & Trimming

    Cutting & Trimming

    Cutting & Trimming using a sharp blade or shear to reduce a printed piece down to its desired size. Common examples include removing excess paper along crop marks, separating pieces that have been printed as multiple images per sheet, or trimming the open edges of a book to create evenly aligned pages.

  • Die Cutting

    Die Cutting

    Die Cutting using a thin sharp blade, that has been pre-formed into a specific pattern or outline, to cut paper, cardstock, label stock, or other substrates into various shapes.

  • Sequential Numbering

    Sequential Numbering

    Sequential Numbering involves the printing of ascending or descending identification numbers so that each printed unit receives its own unique number. This unique number can appear in one position, or in multiple positions, on each document. In addition to providing a method for easy reference, sequential numbers provide a high degree of accounting control. Frequently used on contracts, invoices, purchase Continue Reading

  • Drilling & Hole Punching

    Drilling & Hole Punching refers to the process of creating round holes in paper using a rotating bit, such as the hole patterns needed for sheets and dividers placed into ringed binders.

  • Padding

    Padding

    Padding applying a flexible adhesive along one edge of a stack of same-sized sheets. The adhesive secures the sheets as a unit, but allows the topmost sheet to be easily removed as needed. In most cases, padded sheets incorporate a chipboard backer for rigidity. Common examples include notepads, memo pads, and order pads.