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Binding & Finishing Options

Finishing Options


Celloglaze is a soft laminate coating that has a soft velvety feel, is sophisticated in visual appeal, and improves the durability and lifetime of your product. It can be applied to one or both sides of your product, depending on your needs.

Emboss & Deboss

Embossing and debossing are very simple but incredibly effective ways of finishing off your printed artworks. Embossing creates a raised relief whereas debossing creates a cavity. Ideal for subtly highlighting features.


Foil printing is a speciality process that uses heat, pressure, and metallic paper (foil). This is used to create different shiny designs and graphics. For a truly great visual impact, combine foiling with a deep debossed design to achieve a desirable finished product.


Perforating is when we pre-cut small slits along a dotted line to allow you to tear sections off easily. Perfect for event tickets. Simply tell us where you want the perforation line or provide artwork with a dotted line (100% magenta).


SCODIX is when a gloss 3D raised varnish is applied to specific areas of your artwork. This allows your designs to come off the page and provides a pleasant tactile experience when touched.


Scoring is the process of utilising specialised equipment to apply score/fold ridges to your folded products along the fold lines. We do this to minimise cracking forming along the lines when folded for use.

Spot UV

Spot UV is a process wherein a gloss varnish is applied to specific areas of artwork to create an eye-catching 2D contrast. It can also be applied as an overprinted pattern over solids for a creative result.

Binding Options

Clear PET Covers

This binding option is when we use a sheet of 200 micron PET plastic to cover your document. It is a tough and flexible option that doesn’t crease and keeps your documents free from crinkles. The clear design makes it easy to wipe down and helps you identify your documents with a glance. Options include adding a textured back board and/or a back PET cover.

Comb Bound

With this binding option we use a plastic comb to bind your document. Comb binding is a lightweight, flexible option that allows you to open your booklet flat.


Usually used for notepads and NCR books, this method of binding is when a strip of adhesive is applied across the top edge of the sheets. It securely binds the sheets together while also allowing you to easily tear them away.

Perfect Bound

Perfect binding is the binding method used for softcover books and trade paperbacks. It’s a form of binding where the covers and pages are glued together at the spine then trimmed to achieve a perfect, uniform edge. It provides superior flexibility which means that the spine doesn’t crack when your item is opened flat.

Quarter Bound

This is a binding style used mainly for NCR books and hardcover books. The spine and a small portion of the covers of a book are bound in one material and the covers are wrapped in a different material. Note: the corners of a book are not bound in the same material as the spine.

Saddle Stitched

Saddle-stitch is a way of creating leaflets, pamphlets or books that are made by folding sheets together. The sheets are then stapled together with the staples passing through the folding crease and cinching together on the other side. It is an effective and affordable way of binding.

Self Cover & Soft Cover

Self Cover is when the cover of your booklet, magazine, or program is printed on the same stock as the internal sheets. This is a great option for smaller products like conference programs. Soft Cover is when the covers are printed on a thicker paper stock than the internals.

Spiral Bound

Spiral binding is a very common binding process which is also very cost effective. The process entails threading a wire through small holes punched through the stock. Spiral binding is a very stable choice of binding.

Thermal Bound

Thermal binding involves a process where the pages are bound together with an adhesive material strip. It’s a good choice for invoice and receipt books and creates a smart, sleek look. Both spine strips and the heavy weight card cover are available in a range of colours.

Wire Bound

Wire binding is similar to spiral binding in that wire is threaded through the pages. They differ in the design of the wire. Wire binding is significantly different in that two pieces go through one hole, rather than just one .It’s a popular and practical choice, as the booklets can be opened 360 degrees.

Wrap Around Cover

A heavy weight cover used on tear out forms and NCR booklets. The cover starts at the back of the binding stub and wraps all the way around the length of the form and back up over the front of the booklet. The front part of the cover is used to insert in between sheets in the book so that when writing the image does not transfer through to the following sheets.