Tying It All Together

Finishing and binding are the last pieces of the puzzle, and can make a dazzling difference in your project results. Binding is the perfect way to finish, protect and organize your document. Our bindery and finishing department works closely with our prepress colleagues to find the best possible solutions in the creation and final outcome of your printed piece.

Spiral Binding

Spiral (or coil) binding is a commonly used finish for documents that joins the pages and cover of a book using a durable coil. Spiral binding comes in a variety of colors and sizes and is excellent for reports, presentations, calendars, proposals, directories, manuals and maintenance guides.

Wire Binding

Similar to its spiral binding cousin, wire binding features a wire loop and is widely considered a more attractive and polished look when your document needs to be both functional and beautiful. This method can accommodate pages and inserts of varying thicknesses, including dividers and index tabs made from heavy cardstock.

Comb Binding

Comb binding uses round plastic spines with 19 rings (for US letter size) or 21 rings (for A4 size) and a hole puncher that makes rectangular holes. Comb binding has been used for cookbooks and larger manuals that require both flexibility and a secure spine treatment.

3-Ring Binding

3-Ring binding is perfect if you have pages that will need the flexibility to take the pages in and out or if you have documents that will need frequent updating and replacement.

Perfect Binding

Perfect binding is commonly used for catalogs, directories and paperback books that have a higher page count. Pages are glued together at the spine with a strong, flexible glue. The cover is wrapped around the glued pages, and the brochure or catalog is then trimmed to its finished size. No stitching leads to a more high end look on the final product.

Velo/Strip Binding

Velo/strip binding is best for single use and regulatory documents. It’s most commonly used in the legal industry as a court-approved method to prevent document tampering. Other common uses include textbooks, research reports, user guides, and theses/dissertations.

Saddle Stitch Binding

Saddle stitch binding is a method in which folded sheets are bound together along the fold with a minimum of two staples along the center fold. Saddle stitch is most effective for binding booklets and publications with a lower page count (they can become bulky and may not lay flat with more pages).


Stapling (also called Side Stitched) is most often used for book style publications. The staples are applied to the “spine” of the publication rather than the fold crease, however, which differentiates this from saddle stitch. This is ideal for publications that have larger page counts.


Our high-speed folding machines can be used for multiple finishing methods, including: tri-fold, accordion/z-fold, French fold, letter fold, gate fold and roll fold. Whatever your brochure, letter, booklet, pamphlet invitation, map or newsletter requires, we can get it done.


Our high-speed folding machines can fold multiple folding styles including: tri-fold, accordion or Z-fold, french fold, letter fold, gate fold and roll fold. Perfect for brochures letters, booklets, business presentations, maps, newsletters, pamphlets, invitations, and more.


If you’re folding a project printed on heavier paper stocks, we suggest having it scored. Scoring puts a shallow indention on the surface layer of the paper to ensure a smooth, crisp fold and cleaner final product.


Our wide variety of perforating blades gives you flexibility when designing pieces that need to separate effortlessly. We can accommodate varying shapes and designs, but this is commonly employed on items such as raffle tickets and customer response cards.


Our computerized digital paper cutter uses high-pressure hydraulic clamps to hold the paper in place while a razor-sharp steel blade makes precise cuts. Programmable means repeatable for high volume and consistency.


Lamination is a popular option for many printed pieces, especially those that will experience frequent handling or exposure to dirty, greasy, or damp environments. In addition to adding a layer of protection, lamination adds strength and rigidity to protect from wrinkles and tear. Lamination offers yet another bonus by making color pieces pop with brilliance.


Collating allows multiple copies of a multipage document to be printed with the pages of each copy in sequence.

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