Bindery Services

High-quality printing and professional presentation: our full bindery services bring the two together. Whether you’re producing an internal company directory or a seminar notebook, you want your jobs to look their best. We have a variety of bindery services and binding styles required to suit any need. In printing, finishing refers to valueadded operations that are performed after the printing has been completed. Some finishing operations can occur before the printing comes off the press (inline), but many finishing operations are performed after the printing comes off the press (offline). Many printers have a Finishing/ Bindery department, which performs a wide variety of services to enhance the function and appearance of printed pieces. Most of the more popular Finishing and Bindery services we offer are listed here:

Perfect Binding: When pages and cover are glued together at the spine with a strong yet flexible thermal glue. The other three sides of the book are then trimmed as needed to give them clean “perfect” edges.

Stapling/Stitching: When a short piece of wire is bent so as to bind together papers by driving the ends through the sheets and clinching them on the other side.

Saddle-Stitching: The method in which folded sheets are gathered together one inside the other and then stapled through the fold line with wire staples. The staples pass through the folded crease from the outside and are clinched between the centermost pages.

Wire – O – Wire Binding: When pages are fastened together by a spiral of wire or plastic that coils through a series of holes punched along one side of each page and the front and back covers. Black plastic coil-binding is standard at Printing Services, but other colors are available.