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finishing options

finishingoptions

Convert your print project into something truly special with a range of finishing options at The Print Group. The final finishing touch can really transform your print job into a high quality, professional finished product. A wide selection of impressive finishing services is available for your next print job and we will talk further about them here:

Binding

There are a variety of binding options available for your printed material. We can assist in recommending the best binding method for your print job and will briefly touch on a few options available.

Saddle Stitched Binding – Ideal for booklets with a small number of pages where the booklet is stapled along the crease of the fold.
Perfect Binding – This binding method resembles a paperback book or magazine.
Burst Binding – Similar in appearance to perfect binding, it offers more strength in the spine due to the way it is compiled and glued.
Wire Binding – A twin loop wire bind is inserted into a series of small holes inserted in the document.
Plastic Comb Binding – An economical option and can be used for booklets up to 7cm thick.
Coil or Spiral Binding – Similar to the plastic comb binding, a coil or spiral is inserted into small holes in the document to secure it together.

Celloglazing

Celloglazing is a finishing option that is available in both gloss and matt options. It offers a professionally look and feel to the finished product by adhering a thin sheet of film using heat and pressure. It tends to add depth to the colours and is a popular option for business cards and brochures and ideal for offset printed jobs.

Creasing

Creasing or Scoring is the process of which a document or piece of paper is creased using a professional machine, to create a clean, consistent and professional fold in a document. It creates a line that reduces paper stiffness and aids the folding process.

Die cutting

Die-cutting is the process of cutting a piece of paper or material to a custom shape and size. It is cut on special machinery and creates a consistent and very specific cut. Typically used for presentation folders, business cards, boxes and speciality shapes for brochures the options are extensive depending on your project.

Embossing

Embossing is creating an impression or imprint on the service of paper or card stock in the shape or form of a design, decoration, pattern or logo. It raises the surface of the finished product, creating an elegant, professional look and feel.

Folding

There are a variety of folds available for printed materials and we will touch briefly on them here today. Single Fold, Letter Fold, Double Fold, Z-Fold, U-Folds and Concertina Folds are just a few available depending on how you want to finish your product. It is important that heavier weighted paper is creased before folded to create a professional fold. Whether you are folding your documents for postage or display purposes, the number of options available is extensive.

Foiling

Foiling is a specialised technique whereby a thin film of metallic or foil is impressed onto a document using a die (or stamp). It creates elegant, eye-catching results that simply cannot be replicated using standard printing. It produces a unique effect that makes the product shine and offers a level of sophistication on your printed material.

Hole punching

Hole punching is used to prepare your documents for a variety of binding options. Whether you are Coil or Comb Binding, inserting your documents in a ring binder or simply need a hole punched for any application, we offer this as part of our finishing services.

Numbering

Used for any application where sequential numbering is needed on your printed documents. Whether you need invoice numbers on your NCR books or sequential numbers for quote documents, membership or loyalty cards, we can assist.

Perforating

Perforating Paper is a technique used to allow easy separation of 2 sections of paper, allowing them to be torn in a straight, clean line. Composed of a series of small impressions, tearing the paper from the perforation should be quick and easy. Quite commonly used in invoice books, perforating is also available in a variety of other applications.

Saddle stitching

Saddle stitching is a common form of binding used for booklets whereby the booklet is stapled along the fold and is ideally used for booklets up to 80 pages thick.

UV varnish

UV Varnish is a technique whereby varnish is applied to a sheet either as an overall finish or as a spot varnish and then dried using ultra-violet light. It creates a smooth, glossy, striking effect and really makes a visual statement on your finished product.