The Print Group Australia offer a variety of book and booklet printing services to suit your needs. Whether you have a catalogue, magazine, newsletter, yearbook, training manual, annual report or you are publishing a book, we can assist.
There are a variety of finishing options for books and booklets. Each finishing option has unique benefits depending on the end use of your project. When combined with additional finishing features such as die cutting, embossing, foiling, celloglazing, tab dividers or clear covers, the variety of options available to customise your book or booklet is quite extensive.
Let’s start by looking at the type of binding options available:
Saddle Stitched Binding
Saddle stitching is a very popular book binding method that is quite economical to design and print. With saddle stitching, folded sheets are gathered together and then stapled or “stitched” through the fold line with wire staples. For example, to create an A4 booklet, an A3 sheet is folded then stapled on the fold line or spine to create the finished product. The Print Group Australia offers a unique saddle stitched binding option. While most print machines are limited to 90pp with a single fold, we can offer up to 180pp with a square-edge fold. Our digital press and booklet maker trims, folds, staples and square edge folds booklets and brochures. The end result is a professionally finished booklet that will look amazing and showcase your material in the best way possible.
Embossing and debossing creates a stunning graphic element to a printed piece by allowing designs to be raised or depressed into paper. Using heat and pressure, a metal plate containing a design, pattern or text is pressed into paper forming a raised image (or Debossing creates a lowered image). The technique is often used in
Cello glazing is a common finishing option in printing, but not everyone knows what it is. Commonly used on business cards, presentation folders and booklet covers, it offers a high quality finish to your printed jobs.
Available in both gloss and matt options, cello glazing offers a professional look and feel to the finished product by adhering a thin sheet of film using heat and pressure. It has a smooth, silky feeling and also offers added protection and durability to your print job that is very difficult to remove. Not to be confused with spot uv, cello glazing typical covers the entire surface area of a printed product.
Often referred to as “cello” there are benefits to both the matt and gloss options.
Die-cutting is a great way to have your printed piece stand out from the crowd. While your range of paper stocks, colours and finishes are varied and extensive, die-cutting offers a unique option to customise your print job and really make a statement.
Die-cutting is the process of cutting a piece of paper or material to a custom shape and size. It is created by using a sharp steel blade which is formed into a specific shape, then cut through the paper. It is cut on special machinery and creates a crisp, smooth edge which offers a consistent and very specific cut. The options and shapes are almost limitless and the cut form or “die” is customised for the piece it is creating.
It’s often the little touches that make the biggest impact with your print job and today we wanted to put the spotlight on spot UV and UV varnish and how you can use this technique to create something really special.
UV varnish is a technique where varnish is applied to a sheet either as an overall finish or as a spot varnish and then dried using ultra-violet light. It creates a smooth, glossy effect which can really make a striking visual statement on your finished product.
Saddle stitching is a very popular book binding method that is quite economical to design and print. It is most effective for booklets and publications. With saddle stitching, folded sheets are gathered together and then stapled or “stitched” through the fold line with wire staples.
Are you looking for a unique way to add some class and sophistication to your printed project ? Have you considered adding a foil finish to your logo, text or design element of your printed piece?
Foiling is a specialised technique whereby a thin film of metallic or foil is impressed onto a document using a die (or stamp). It creates elegant, eye-catching results that simply cannot be replicated using standard printing.
Convert your print project into something truly special with a range of finishing options at The Print Group Australia. The final finishing touch can really transform your print job into a high quality, professional finished product. A wide selection of impressive finishing services is available for your next print job and we will talk further about them here: