What are print finishing options ?

Understanding print finishing techniques will allow you to make the right decision when it comes to printing your brochure, flyer, business card or posters to ensure the end product is the right choice for your brand.

Although the options depend on your budget and how you would like to showcase your brand, there are solutions for this. We can advise and guide how to get a professional finish within your budget. Here are the options:

Lamination is the most common finishing technique applying a thin layer of plastic to paper or card sheets to enhance and protect the printed material from moistures, staining, smudges or tears. Common types of laminate are soft touch, gloss, matt and silk which makes it excellent for durability and enhances the vibrancy of the ink colours.

UV Varnish is a liquid coating that is applied to the surface of a sheet (available in Gloss, Matt and Silk finishes) which is then dried / cured under an ultra violet light. Its ideal to be a little different and is a good talking point.

Embossing is where an embossed pattern is raised against the background, while a debossed pattern is sunken into the surface of the material

Foil Blocking. A specialised process of applying metallic or pigment foil to paper or card, where a heated die is stamped onto the foil. This technique is superb to add elegance and distinction to a brand.

Binding is a term which describes gathering and fastening together separate sheets. Primarily used for the creation of books, brochures or leaflets. This could be saddle stitch, wire binding, perfect binding, ring or spiral binding and trimming. Cutting your printed material to its required size using crop marks

Die-Cutting – is where various shapes are cut out of the stock, and used to create packaging, greetings cards and folders.

Perfect Bound is ideal for a multi page brochure or booklet. It is where the pages and cover are glued together at the spine with a strong but extremely flexible glue. The remaining sides of the book are trimmed as needed to give them clean “perfect” edges.

Saddle Stitched, is where multiple pages of at least 8 pages or larger are bound together along the fold and finished with 2 staples.

If you want to ask about the options available contact me for details nicola-millfieldmedia@outlook.com



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