Finishes

To reduce costs and shorten lead times we carry out most finishing processes in-house.

Binding

Whether for internal use or communication with your customers and prospects, the binding of your company portfolios, product catalogues, marketing brochures, financial reports, activity reports, traineeship reports, dissertations, thesis, etc. must be flawless.

Metal spiral binding

Also known as metal coil bound or Wire'O. This metal binding combines attractive finish, easy handling and wear resistance (for documents up to 220 sheets).
  • Available in various formats: A3 - A4 - A5.
  • Metal coil binding comes in different colours: black – white – silver – blue – red (available in various sizes*).
  • Cover choice: transparent front + cardboard back (black or white) cover - transparent front and back cover – laminated front or back cover.

Perfect book binding

This type of binding allows to compile all your papers under a soft cover with square spine. The pages and cover are glued together at the spine. A heavy-duty « PUR » adhesive ensures the undetachable bond of up to 500 sheets (80g/m²). This binding method is ideal for short production runs: annual reports, fiction and non-fiction books, brochures, thesis …
  • Available in various formats: A3 - A4 - A5 landscape or portrait
  • Possibility of cover with matte or glossy lamination
  • Note: a minimum of 20 single-sided pages is required for this type of binding.

Hardcover binding –"Comic book" type

Bindings with a hardcover have the advantage of allowing original presentations. You can also give it a high-end rendering with a customized cover.

Saddle stitch binding

Cost-effective, the saddle stitching method allows to assemble up to 100 pages. The saddle-stitched book (up to 64 pages) is well-suited for booklets, manuals, catalogues, commercial brochures and company journals. A sturdy binding method to ensure the conservation of your sheets.

Glue-top binding

This is the method generally preferred for notepads, invoice and order pads.

Loose-leaf binder

Your sheets are punched with holes to accommodate the metal rings in the binder. Choose the number of holes (2 or 4 holes) in function of the type of binder

Micro-Perforation - Ticketing

Vertical or horizontal. Commonly used for event-ticket coupons, this method is also used for counterfoils of voucher, order form pads or delivery slip books (carbonless or not)

Heat-sealed laminating or thermal lamination

Thermal lamination consists in sealing your documents in thin plastic film (one or two side sealable). It protects and highlights your documents and makes them fully waterproof. The process is totally irreversible.
Gloss lamination adds brightness to your documents by enhancing their colour and contrast.
Matte lamination softens colours! Due to its anti-reflective properties, it is the ideal choice for documents in bright lighting situations!
The lamination film thickness determines the rigidity of the laminated document. Contrary to the generally accepted idea, the lamination film thickness has no influence on its protective properties of a document.
The film thickness choice will vary with the use of the laminated document; e.g. a label should remain flexible whereas an evacuation plan should be rigid.
Benchmark:
  • 42.5 micron lamination: The most flexible, protects documents while keeping almost all of their original flexibility. Ideal for documents that have to be folded.
  • 250 micron lamination: Provides documents strong rigidity. Ideal for identification documents or documents intended for display.

Folding – Tracing (scoring)

Folding is possible for paper between 80g and 160g, beyond scoring or tracing is necessary to prepare the paper for folding. Tracing allows up to 9 parallel lines.
A number of folds can be generated automatically on our equipment:
  • HALF FOLD: a piece of paper is fold in half to obtain two equal panels resulting in a 4-page brochure.
  • TRI-FOLD: sequence of 2 parallel folds resulting in a tri-fold brochure (6 pages). Note: the thickness of the fold should be taken into account for each of the panels’ size. A difference of 2mm between each panel ensures optimal result! (example: 100mm/100mm/97mm for an A4 sheet)
  • ZIG ZAG FOLD: sequence of 2 parallel folds resulting in a tri-fold brochure but with same sized panels (99mm for an A4 sheet)
  • GATE FOLD: sequence of 2 parallel folds resulting in a tri-fold brochure with the 2 opposite panels touching or slightly overlapping each other.