The finishing of a job is just as important as the print, it encompasses everything from the cutting, folding and binding of a job through to the special finishes such as UV and embossing.
There are a wide range of finishes that can be added to a job and few jobs require no finishing. We specialise in high quality finishing, if you have a tricky brief or would like to do something a little different we have the experience and expertise to make it happens.
We hold samples of all our finishes which can often be a good reference point as to how a finish may work on your print.
Print finishing encompasses everything from cutting, folding and stitching to special finishes such as Spot UV, Foiling and Embossing.
These products allow a large amount of information to be presented when there is little room on or in packaging. Multiple folds can be applied in both directions, creating very small finished leaflets and booklets with up to 12 folds.
This is a technique generally used for cartons and packaging. Glue can be applied accurately to flaps as small as 16mm to achieve solid bonds between papers and laminated surfaces.
The process used to cut shapes from sheets of paper using a cutting die. The cutting die is made from plywood with the cutting template laser cut into it. Metal cutting rules are then bent to the same shape as the template and inserted into the plywood to create the cutting tool/die. This die is fitted to our machine and effectively stamps out the desired shape.
We offer flat bed die cutting (which minimises the number of nicks), perforation, scoring and kiss cutting of any shape you require, with great accuracy and efficiency for large quantities.
A machine that uses a shaped tool to cut a stack of paper. All paper will be the exact same size and will have no nicks that will spoil the finish. It is well suited where there is a collection or series of items. Pre-collated cards can be cut, as can books and leaflets that have already been bound. Round the corners of books, shape greetings cards, post-it notes, booklets and beer mats. The opportunities are endless.
Lamination can be used to protect your product and make it more hard wearing, it also increases rigidity, quality and can offer a unique finish. Lamination comes in matt, silk, gloss or soft touch finishes. We recommend an anti-scuff lamination on solid colours such as black to ensure it is hard wearing.
Spot UV involves applying a varnish to a specific area of a design, such as a logo or part of an image. The varnish gives a contrasting appearance such as a high shiny gloss or mat appearance. High gloss will enhance the colour underneath.
Foiling is an effective method of making solid blocks of your artwork stand out. A metal foiling block is created from your design, this is then heated on a foiling machines, where the foil is transferred to the desired areas on the sheet. There are various foils available in addition to the better known silvers and gold. With options of gloss or matt, numerous colours metallic and plain, as well as holographic and other mirrored special effects.
Embossing is when you raise an image to create a 3D graphic. This is done by pushing a metal die on the back of the paper, card, or whatever material you are using so the front will have the raised image.
Debossing is when you create an indent in the material you are using. This is done by stamping a metal die on the front of the material. You can leave the debossing as it is (also known as a blind deboss) or you can fill the indentation with ink.