Archive for the ‘Binding’ Category

Consider the End First… Allowing for Bindery Functions

November 29, 2011

Are you familiar with the term bindery? That’s the department in our company where we create the final product from flat press sheets – products like a folded brochure, a booklet, a pad, a numbered invoice, pages with holes ready for a ring binder, a spiral bound manual, or a ticket with perforations to make a tear-off stub. The bindery is where we trim business cards to final size and trim the edges of booklets to make them even. It’s where we apply the glue that makes individual sheets carbonless paper into a set. It’s where we package the order and do the final quality control check. So even though we rarely mention the bindery when talking to you about a project, it is a very important part of the printing process.

For more… 

Saving the Best for Last: What Happens in the Bindery

April 13, 2010

There is one department in our printing company that you don’t often hear about – our bindery.

The bindery is where we take printed sheets to finish the job – cutting, folding, gathering, and stitching the press sheets into booklets; applying glue to make pads or bind the parts of a carbonless form; collating press sheets into sets; perforating tickets; numbering invoices; scoring invitations or program covers so they will fold without cracking; drilling three holes in sheets or in completed manuals or one hole in a clothing hang tag; or any other function required to get the press sheets into final form for delivery to you.

Our bindery is also where we do a final quality control check before packaging the finished job and printing the delivery receipt.

Can Your Documents Pass the Bindery Test?

March 11, 2010

We’ve talked previously in Printips about the need to preflight the files you submit to us. You may remember that one of the things we check during preflight is whether the document is “bindery-worthy”. By this we mean whether the layout of the document you are submitting has been constructed to account for such things as trimming, folding, drilling, or binding. Ultimately your layout must allow for the effects of these functions or the look of the finished piece will be compromised, no matter how well it is printed.

At The Finish Line: Binding Your Documents

March 1, 2010

After your manual, directory, booklet, catalog, magazine, newsletter, program, cookbook, or other document has been printed, copied, imaged, lasered, ink jetted, or reproduced by any other means, it is time to consider how to put all those pages together into an attractive and durable product. You may be surprised to learn how many options you have for binding – the name given to the process of gathering and securing all those pages.