Where Details Matter

Where Details Matter

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Bindery

The binding technique you choose makes a difference in how your printed piece looks and works. As a full-service print finisher, we offer a variety of binding techniques from the classic look of perfect binding to the flexibility of mechanical binding. Not sure what technique is best? Our team can help you find the perfect solution.

digital Print perfect binding:

We have installed state-of-the-art equipment that reduces set up and turn time so that we can help you complete digital print projects of 1 to 500 books timely and economically. But, economical does not mean average quality. The books produced are in a word – beautiful. Our system is designed to produce the highest quality look for your project. In addition, winged covers are also offered.

Some paper stocks and toners are challenging to adhere to. So, we only use high performance PUR adhesive in this short-run digital application to ensure that your book will stay together no matter what stock or print engine is used. PUR adhesive also allows the book to lay flatter. Bullet proof adhesion, better layflat, longer life, just what you are looking for.

Our new technology is capable of making books as thin as 2 sheets (90 gsm) or 1 millimeter (0.04 inch). Also, if you have a project with multiple book thicknesses, bring it on! Our new technology handles this very effectively.

Bind-in or Tip-in Business Reply Envelopes: 

You can maximize the effectiveness of your print project by adding a corresponding reply envelope. We can add the envelope to your saddle stitched or perfect bound pieces. Our finishing equipment can bind the envelope between signatures in a specific place or it can be randomly placed loose in the book. We also have equipment that can tip the envelope to the inside front or back cover.

Collating with Side or Corner Stitching:

When you need accurate, fast and reliable collating services, our automated flat-sheet collating machines do the job. Our collator has a sophisticated double-sheet and miss-detection system for unmatched quality. We can handle stocks as thin and smooth as NCR and 15# bond paper up to the bulkiest cover and chipboard and inserting tabs — all in one pass. We can also fold, trim and side or corner stitch in-line, producing booklets of various sizes.

Double Wire-O Binding:

When registration is critical and when you want to add a rich look to your publication, our double Wire-O binding is a superior, yet affordable, solution. Available in a variety of metallic wire colors, double Wire-O binding combines durability and contemporary style— perfect for annual reports, promotional pieces and capability brochures. Adding an optional wire-bound hanger also makes double Wire-O binding a durable choice for charts and calendars.

Folding:

One key detail for your finished printed piece is folding that doesn't crack or wrinkle. Our high-speed folding machines give you a variety of folding options from parallel to right angle to gatefolds and more. We can handle flat sheets from 8.5" by 11" up to press sheets to create folded signatures of 4 to 64 pages.

GBC Binding:

When cost is a key criteria for your project, our GBC binding provides an inexpensive alternative for producing professional looking presentations and booklets. The rounded plastic comb is closed on one edge, allowing for an imprintable spine. All other edges of the comb are open, allowing pages to be removed and replaced.

Perfect Binding:

When you want to produce an attractive publication with permanent binding and a finished book appearance, our perfect binding is ideal. Perfect binding is cost-effective for pieces that are more than 28 pages. Perfect bound pieces are easy to mail and the flat spine is perfect for printing. We have two state-of-the-art perfect binding production lines to accommodate large quantities and the tightest schedules. We also offer PUR adhesive and the ability to gather up to 28 signatures in one pass. Both lines feature in-line scoring for hinged covers, making perfect binding an ideal choice for magazines, textbooks, manuals, annual reports and other impressive projects.

Saddle Stitching:

For most of your projects, our saddle stitching is the simplest, most cost-efficient binding technique. We place folded signatures over a "saddle" and staple along the spine. This widely-used style of binding is excellent for booklets, brochures, newsletters, pamphlets, direct mailers and catalogs.

Spiral Coil Binding:

Durable, colorful and easy-to-use, our Plastikoil spiral coil binding is the finest quality coil binding available. Plastikoil binding can't scratch or snag, and it won't crack, chip or get bent out of shape-even during shipping. Coil diameters range from 1/4" to 2", and are available in custom lengths up to 43 inches. It also comes in 45 colors, so you can be creative and keep your brand consistent. The open coil design allows publications to lay flat and be opened a full 360 degrees, making this the perfect binding choice for cookbooks, phone directories, service manuals, flip charts, computer documentation and children's books. Add an optional thumb-cut tab and you have the perfect binding for calendars and wall charts.

Specialty Binding:

When you need something different — a fanned piece or a metal cover — our specialty binding techniques provide the creative solution that brings your project together. We can provide binding with plastic or metal screw posts, snap rings or grommets.

Sustainable Binding:

If sustainability is your priority, we have two new lines of plastic coil binding that meet international standards for environmental responsibility. Envirokoil is a mechanical binding with the highest recycled content on the market, and PETG-Koil is made of PETG compounds as required by some of our international customers.

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