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.