Digital Printing: Modern printing methods such as laser and ink-jet printing are known as digital printing. In digital printing, an image is sent directly to the printer using digital computer based files. This eliminates the need for a printing plate, which is used in offset printing, which can save money and time. Without the need to create a plate, digital printing has revolutionised printing and brought about printing on demand.
Foilblocking: Used mainly for or decorative detailing, foil blocking Is a technique where foil is applied to specific parts of printed material through use of pigment or metallic foil, often gold or silver. The foil is made up of dry pigments a thin layer of polyester film. The process is also known as foil embossing or heat stamping.
Screen Printing(Step by Step): Screen printing is one of the early methods of printing. It involves the passing of ink through a mesh (screen) that has been stretched on a frame, a stencil is applied and the ink is forced through on to a the printable surface.
Perfect Binding: This method of binding it commonly see on magazines, manuals, catalogs and paperback books - ideal for any books with a large number of pages that do not require a hardback cover. With this form of binding, the pages and cover are glued together at the spine with a strong yet flexible adhevise. The other three sides of the book are then trimmed as needed to give them clean edged professional finish.
Saddle Stitching: This binding method is one of the most simple and widely used binding styles. Saddle Stitched books are constructed from folded sheets that are held together by staples driven through the crease of the fold or gutter. Saddle Stitching is the least expensive book binding method and works well for programs, booklets, newsletters, printed documents with a low number of pages.
Letterpress Printing: Relief printing technique that dates back centuries ago where printers used movable type made from metal or wood to print. Printers would arrange individual letters into words, lock them into a chase and ink the type with a roller – paper is laid on top of the inked type and slid under the press. Pressure is then applied and the ink will be transferred from the type onto the paper. Still repeated today – however, metal lettering is used as it is much more durable that…
Book Binding: Book Binding, also known as Book Bindery, is the process of assembling and securing written or printed pages within a cover. In most cases, the cover is thicker than the interior pages to provide durability to the finished book.
Gravure Printing: Gravure is a type of intaglio printing process, which involves engraving the image onto an image carrier (a metal cylinder). The cylinder is then inked and the printing surface (paper) is run through, transferring the the ink from the holes in the metal to the printed surface. This rotational form of printing is ideal for high volume print runs such as magazines, catalogues, packaging, and printing onto fabric and wallpaper.
Spot Varnishing: A varnish applied only to portions of a printed piece after printing, rather than to the entire sheet, typically for aesthetic purposes. Spot varnishing is commonly found on book covers, in which only portions of the cover are high in gloss, in contrast to the surrounding matte texture.
Case Binding: This is the traditional way to produce a hard back book. Buckram is the fabric often used for the covering while the pages are then glued in - long lasting, durable and robust, case bound books last a lifetime.