Side-wire And Post Binding

Nov 04, 2010 No Comments

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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Embossing

Oct 28, 2010 No Comments

Embossing is an image pressed into paper by a metal die. The intricate “official business” seal of a government office, the luxurious raised lettering on the packaging of a favorite perfume or cologne, or the metal hand-embossing die in a corporate book set are some examples of embossing. Blind embossing With blind embossing images or [...]

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Beyond Four-Color Process

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In addition to traditional four-color process printing, there are several supplemental operations that can enhance your printed piece. Four color-processed work can be printed on a five or six-color press, which leaves one or two “units” (cylinders) open for additional colors or finishes. Five and six-color printing Most common use of the additional units on [...]

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Proofs And Proofing

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Supplying laser or inkjet proofs is an important step that will “prove” out your files and eliminate output errors. Hard copy helps A “hard” copy of your digital file puts your job into perspective and literally gives it dimension. A ruler placed across crop marks is still the best way to verify document size. Printing [...]

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