Don’t think our work stops once the design of a product has been created. A successful outcome has also something to do with tough choices concerning coherent printing methods. Immerse yourself into our hidden production world and discover the terminology related to it.
Adhesive Binding is one of the major commercial bookbinding techniques used to hold the pages and cover of a book together with glue.
Coated Paper stops ink from soaking into the paper fibers which makes your design really pop off the page and will add a smooth and sleek shine to it.
Die Cutting is a well-known printing method that cuts paper or any thin flat material into a specific shape in order to punch out a decorative pattern.
Digital Printing describes the process of digital or electronic files printed directly into the surface of your product.
Embossing refers to an elegant printing process which creates a raised or 3-dimensional impression of some kind of design on any surface and enhances the look and feel of it.
Hot Foil Stamping
Hot foil stamping is a printing process that uses heat and pressure in order for metallic foil to be applied on the surface of the paper which results in details pulling out of the design, ideal if you want to add a touch of luxury to your product.
KapaTex is a rigid foam board printing material with a textured surface that gives the look and feel of a canvas.
A more advanced method of cutting a design from a given material is Laser Cutting which uses a laser in order to cut complex details and curves.
Letterpress, the oldest form of printing, is a form of relief printing whereby a surface with raised letters is inked and pressed into paper to obtain an image in reverse.
Offset Printing is a printing technique of mass-production where an inked image is transferred or offset from a plate, usually made of aluminium, to rubber blankets and then to paper.
Paperweight or Grams Per Square Meter (GSM) refers to the paper’s density and gives an indication of its quality, convenient for print suppliers.
Saddle Stitch Binding
Saddle Stitch Binding is another popular binding method for booklets, catalogs and magazines which uses wire staples to join multiple pages and the cover at the spine.
Screen Printing or Serigraphy is a printing technique that requires three things: a screen, a stencil and ink. An image is created by pressing ink through a screen with areas blocked off by a stencil.
Screw Post Binding
Screw Post Binding are metal rods that are ideal for binding papers together in order to produce great-looking books.
Section refers to a group of sheets, folded in the middle, and bound into the binding together.
Thermography is a printing process in which a transparent resin powder is applied to the wet ink which will rise under the effect of heat and create a textured image.
Unlike for Coated Paper, ink enters the Uncoated Paper and spreads, causing halftone dots to grow which adds a warmer quality to your design.
As a growing trend in the printing industry, when you use Ultraviolet or UV printing, you are using inks that react to UV light which will cure those instantly while setting it on the substrate.