In House Print Finishing
Once an order has been printed the flat sheets of both litho printing and digital printing jobs need to be turned into a finished product. This can be as simple as trimming to size or often a more complex process such as folding, binding or adding a speciality finish.
At Peppermint, our in house finishing department can cater for a wide range of print finishing requirements from short run digital printing to larger litho printed orders.
For some complex orders we may use specialist finishing companies that we know and trust to take the same care, pride and attention to detail as we do to deliver the perfect item.
We can provide all of the following finishing processes:
Our fully programmable guillotines are regularly maintained to ensure they provide clean accurate cutting in all circumstances. They enable us to trim paper at large sizes as big as B1 right down to smaller than a business card.
With various binding options available we can produce items such as brochures, catalogues and magazines as well as bound jobs with throw out sections or pockets to add versatile options to the finished item:
- Saddle stitching
- Loop stitching
- Perfect binding
- PUR binding
- Thread sewing
- Wire-o-binding – Standard
- Wire-o-binding – Half Canadian
- Wire-o-binding – Full Canadian
- Half canadian
- Full canadian
- Comb binding
- Spiral binding
- Screw binding
Scoring and Creasing
Orders printed on heavier weight materials often require creasing or scoring before being folded to ensure a clean, accurate and professional finish. We can then either fold the item or supply it flat to save the customer space. The item can then be folded as and when needed which can save the client money.
We provide a full range of folding options and in addition to the standard folding types listed below regularly produce items with bespoke folding requirements.
When there is a need for a tear away part to a printed item, perforation provides the ideal solution. The perforated sheets can simply be torn from a book as with a raffle ticket or invoice pad.
Notebooks, receipts and delivery notes are all regularly produced as pads and the individual sheets can be glued together in a number of ways depending on the requirements.
Notepads are often used as promotional items when printed with a company logo or marketing message as they will sit on client’s desk or be given to others.
With many forms and business documents sequential numbering can be essential. We regularly produce items such as delivery notes, vouchers and competition flyers which feature unique codes and numbering.
Numbering can be added to an item in any position, horizontally, vertically and in as many different positions as needed.
To make an item stand out from the competition there are many special finishes which can be used. We can advise on the most cost effective choices and provide samples to ensure you find the most suitable way to enhance your printing.
- Spot varnish – matt and gloss
- Spot UV – matt and gloss
- Flood UV – matt and gloss
- Lamination – matt, gloss, silk, anti scruff and soft touch
- Foil blocking
- Embossing and debossing
- Die cutting
- Round cornering
- Remoist Gumming
- Hole Drilling
Sometimes it is necessary to finish items by hand, for example when an there is no suitable machine to carry out a task. In these cases we are able to carry out the work in house or organise additional help as required. Typical hand finishing tasks can be assembly of multi part marketing packs, eyeleting, or punching.