Wire-O And Comb Binding

Nov 04, 2010 No Comments

Cut and collate method Both Wire-O and plastic comb binding can be produced by the “cut and collate” method. This technique is suitable for booklets with small page counts and/or smaller print runs. For large quantities, pages can be printed as signatures and married together with the covers, then punched and bound. Wire is superior [...]

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Side-wire And Post Binding

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Side-wire binding The side-wire stitch is common on reports where the end use may be less permanent and aesthetics not critical. The spine or left edge of the booklet normally has the page edges exposed, although binder’s tape can be used to conceal this edge. This method is frequently employed when the quantity is small [...]

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Scoring

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What is a score? A score is a crease in a sheet of paper that establishes position for a fold. Scoring is a process that sometimes comes as an after-thought when it should be a fore-thought! In many cases, ignoring the necessity to score can put your project in the less-than-perfect category. Scoring requirements are [...]

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Saddle-stitched Booklets

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This method gets its name from the “saddle” that the folded booklet is placed on during the stitching process – the booklet to be stitched is opened to the center-spread (manually, or automatically),and a stitching head containing the wire roll impacts the booklet directly in the crease, injecting a wire staple through all the sheets. [...]

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Perfect Bound Books

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The perfect or notch-bound book, has almost no limits in size and thickness. (visualize a telephone book). It does, however, have a minimum thickness at the spine – books thinner than 3/16” need evaluation. Perfect binding with folded signatures To perfect bind a book, the printed and folded signatures are first gathered together (stacked on [...]

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Folding And Folders

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When considering sales-promotional or similar collateral materials, folders are an economical way to present or deliver your message. In addition to functioning as brochures, announcements, newsletters and the like, some folders can be designed as “self-mailers” with the outside panel reserved for the return address, postage and addressee information. Two-panel folder (four pages) The simple [...]

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Case-bound Books

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Case-binding is used on most finer books seen on sale in bookstores. While there are different techniques for case binding a general overview will give some idea of their construction. Case bound books require several operations and are more expensive to produce but are designed for long shelf life. Case-binding – an overview Folded signatures [...]

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Perforating

Oct 22, 2010 No Comments

A perforation is used to facilitate the removal of a portion of a printed page, a coupon, entry form, respond card or stub –– the small receipt part of a chance book where you write your name and address, for example. Perforations appear everywhere, on theater and baseball tickets, on your motor vehicle registration form, [...]

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Laminating

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Laminating Laminating is adhering a plastic film coating onto a sheet. Its primary purpose is to protect the printed surface of the sheet against scratching, scuffing or smudging and finger marking. In addition to guarding against various types of abrasion, lamination can improve durability, especially for outdoor applications. Using lamination on one or both sides [...]

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