Print Finishes

Print Finishing

Print finishing refers to the value-added operations performed once the ink has already been applied to the product, which in this context is usually a paper product. There is a huge range of different kinds of finishing.

Some of the most common print services that the Hill Shorter finishing department perform to enhance the appearance and/or the function of printed products are:

Laminating. This is the process of bonding a transparent plastic film to your printed matter, protecting against stains, rips, wrinkles and moisture, greatly improving durability and enhancing colour vibrancy.

Binding. A broad term that describes the fastening together of individual sheets or signatures. It can be as simple as stapling a set of documents, but usually refers to the making of sturdy books and booklets.

UV-Coating. This is the application of a strong clear coating that improves the appearance of printed materials and makes them more resilient. Applied in liquid form, this coating is then exposed to Ultra-Violet light, bonding and drying it instantly.



Other finishing operations include Aqueous Coating, Collating (simply arranging collected sheets in a specific sequence), Cutting and Trimming, Die-Cutting, Scoring, Folding (for practical purposes or as a design technique), Perforating, Sequential Numbering, Hole-Drilling, Embossing and Debossing, Foil Stamping (a process wherein metallic foil is added to printed materials), Padding and Shrink-wrapping.

If you’d like to talk to us about the kind of finish you require, call today on 0121 553 7011.

Print Finishes

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