Center Copy West
13949 West Colfax Avenue, Suite 105
Lakewood, CO, 80401 USA
303-462-1999

evan@centercopywest.com

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Binding and Finishing

Finishing refers to all the activities that are performed on printed material after printing. This includes binding and decorative processes such as foil stamping or laminating.

 

COMMON SERVICES

 

BINDING SERVICES:

  • Perfect binding

    • Pages are fixed to a cover or spine using glue. This process is used for paperback books, large magazines, and telephone guides.

  • Saddle-stitching

    • Pages are bound by driving staples through the center of the spine of folded sheets. This wire binding technique is commonly used for magazines, newsletters, and small catalogs.

  • Spiral/Coil binding

    • A continuous wire or plastic coil is threaded through holes drilled or punched into a stack of sheets. Spiral binding is typically used for notebooks.

  • Loose-leaf binding

    • A set of holes is drilled into a stack of sheets which are then inserted into standard or customized ring binders or post binders. This binding technique is used for notebooks, presentations, financial reports, manuals or any other type of publication that require frequent updating.

  • Padding

    • The binding of a stack of sheets using a flexible adhesive so that the sheets can be easily removed. Notepads are a typical example of padding.

 

SPECIAL FINISHING SERVICES

  • UV flood coating: matte, satin, and gloss

  • Thermal laminating: soft touch, matte, gloss. We offer special effect linen and leather transparent finishes.

  • Foil Stamping and specialized metallic application including sleeking (a silver film that can be overprinted for 3 dimensional effects and endless color possibilities).  Foils can be a real eye-catcher when applied to book or magazines covers. This is especially true for metallic foils which reflect light and add a silvery or golden glow. Such foils are applied using a pattern on a heated die that presses a roll of foil against the substrate.

  • Holographic film