Complex bindings, die cuts and special finishes.
Create spectacular effects with special finishes
In printing, when we talk about finishing processes, we refer to all the activities carried out on the final product after printing: this can include binding, folding, die-cutting and stamping, stamping, laminating and more. There are many ways to bind a book, each technique is more suitable according to the objectives and the type of project. The most common bindings are Pur Binding, Japanese Binding, Craft Binding, Coptic Binding, Cardboard Binding, Channel Binding, Hardcover Binding, Milled, Stitched Binding, with Binder. But there are many more. For books, sheets of paper will fold into signatures, which will define both the binding and the reader’s experience of turning the pages of the book. Other types of print jobs may require different types of folds, such as middle folds, accordion folds, folds, French folds, letter folds, or Japanese folds. There are different types of coatings that can be applied to paper to increase durability or create special textures, from varnishes (which can be high gloss, matte or glossy), to primers or barrier coatings. When a separate layer is attached to the printed material, we are talking about laminate. The most common type of laminate today is to seal the print between two layers of plastic, thereby creating a highly durable, water-resistant finished item (for example, many of our customers use this finish for their restaurant menus). Other finishing operations include die-cutting, which is great for creating irregularly shaped end products, such as coasters or labels, gluing and indexing, which refers to adding index thumb cuts to the edges of printed sheets to make it easier to locate information (ideal for product catalogs or textbooks)
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Stamping and relief
Stamping and embossing are very graphic finishes that can create surprising effects. We offer various stamping services to create footprints on surfaces: conventional, structured, and even relief stamping. Another way to add depth and volume to your printed materials is with embossed finishes: dry blow or authentic relief.
Die cuts and edges
When the edges of the pages of a book or catalog are colored to mark different sections, we refer to edge coloring. There are many types of edges: painted edges, edge gilding (when a gold leaf is applied to the edges of a book or catalog), and more. The dies: conventional and laser allow complex, perforated and climbed cuts to be made.
Varnish and laminates
There are different types of coatings that can be applied to paper to increase durability or create special textures, from varnishes (which can be high gloss, matte or semi-gloss), to primers or barrier coatings.