To ensure neatly creased folds, multipage print products are folded using a special machines. Depending on the product, various folding types are available.
Here is an overview of the most common schemes.
Print products produced on an offset press can be enhanced by applying a coat of varnish. This protects them and prevents ink from rubbing off
To allow easy separation of two sections of a paper product, lines of small holes can be made in it.
Better folding results can be achieved by scoring paper first. This involves the use of a tool (at large print shops like ours, usually a rotary blade) to compress the material along a line. Among other things this minimises subsequent peeling of ink.
Note: We especially recommend scoring for products which are printed on 170gsm or heavier paper or digitally printed.
PrintCarrier.com offers products with one or two drilled holes to facilitate binding or filing. They are made using special power drills.
Printcarrier.com uses various cutting dies to create a variety of special shapes.
First the printed sheets are collated and folded. Then they are joined by driving two staples through the centre fold.
Note:This type of binding is suited for brochures up to a certain maximum number of pages which depends on the paper used. For example, a brochure with up to 148 inner pages on 70gsm paper and a cover of 135gsm paper can be saddle-stitched.
This binding method is similar to saddle-stitching, except that the staples are formed into eyes or loops to facilitate filing in lever arch files or binders.
Watch out for creep!
When a booklet is saddle-stitched and folded, the inner pages extend further out than the outer pages. This phenomenon is called ´´creep´´. Both side-stapled and loop-stitched brochures are subject to it. This therefore, needs to be taken into account when creating the artwork. The bound and folded brochure is trimmed afterwards to ensure a straight edge.
If you need any help creating your artwork, please feel free to contact us. We´ll be happy to assist you.
We bind thicker products with PUR-adhesive (this is known in the industry as ´´perfect binding´´) The assembled pages and cover are roughened on the spine by milling and notching them, then the other three sides are trimmed. Finally hot glue and pressure are applied to the spine. The advantages of this binding method are flexibility, tear resistance and durability. The disadvantage is that it takes longer, as the glue has to thoroughly dry.
Available for: Perfect Bound Brochures
Top or Bottom Perfect Binding
Notepads and similar products can be perfect bound a the bottom or top
This type of binding (also known as double wire and twin loop binding) is commonly used for books or brochures that will be read in an office or home environment. It involves the use fo a C-shaped wire spine that is squeezed into a round shape by a wire-closing device. It is ideal for publications like annual reports and manuals
The wire-O-binding used in calendars is interrupted in the middle by a metal loop. To make it easier to hang the calendars, a semi-circular thumbhole is punched out in the same place before binding.
To facilitate mounting, our banners are fitted with grommets. This involves manually punching holes in the material and installing metal eyelets. We can optionally supply our flags with metal grommets. In addition, our advertising fans are bound together at one end by a grommet.