Finishing Processes

Guillotining
Guillotining allows the trimming of individual sheets or stacks of paper after printing through the use of a cutting-blade. Guillotining is often used to ensure precise cutting when you have multiple items to a page, such as gift vouchers.

Binding
Binding refers to the processes by which books and booklets are bound together after printing. Common methods include thesaddle-stitch, perfect, and burst-bound techniques.

Folding (A7 ? A1)
The process of precisely folding completed print items, which can enhance transportation and presentation. It?s a great time saving option for brochures and other items that would otherwise have to be folded by hand.

Laminating
Laminating adds a thin, transparent plastic coating to printing products. Laminating has both a protective and aesthetic effect. Not only is this process suitable for small cards and other items, it?s also useful for larger workplace notices, maps and diagrams.

Creasing
An excellent selection for posters and leaflets with a short lifespan.

Formecutting
Formecutting refers to a process where a blade is shaped and mounted, then pressed onto stock to produce unique shapes, perforations, or creases.

Perforating
Popular and versatile stock option great for high end images or need a high sheen look and feel.

Pad Printing
Popular premium stock option great for high end images or when you need high sheen look.

Gluing
Smooth gloss look for sharper images on one side and back split for easy peel on the other.

Spot UV
Superb high quality look with great white contrast perfect for covers.

Foiling
Enviromental option with an elegant result and substantial recycled look and feel.

Gumming
Gumming is similar to gluing but unlike gluing, it is not a permanent adhesive option, as the gum becomes sticky when wet.

Round Cornering
This process allows you to create round corners on your documents and other print materials for a special aesthetic effect.

Embossing
Embossing creates images or design features that are raised to stand out above the surface of the paper. It can add a touch of elegance and a sense of professionalism or sophistication.

Shrink Wrapping
A layer of plastic is applied and shrunk tightly over your print products, for protection and/or for presentation.

Collating
Print products can be collated and ordered according to your specification before dispatch.

Mounting
For better presentation, posters can be mounted on Foamcore, Corflute, Gatorfoam, or Screenboard.

Numbering
Print and apply sequential numbers for individual print material items that are in sets. Choose from different fonts and ink.

Saddle Stitching
This is a popular method for binding books and booklets, whereby the sheets are folded and stapled using saddle wire.

Die Cutting and Punching
The die-cutting process allows you to make multiple numbers of the same shape from a specially shaped blade, much like a cookie cutter.

Burst Binding
Burst binding involves a process in which the spine of each section of material is perforated and adhesive is applied to the perforations.

Perfect Binding
Perfect binding does not use stitching, but utilises an adhesive-basedprocess that glues together the binding edges and cover.

PUR Binding
PUR binding uses a polyurethane reactive adhesive for the process, so your bound item can be laid flat without springing closed.