Bindery

Memorable First Impressions

Bindery is the method in which the paper is put together or fastened to complete the product. With years of experience, we confidently offer some of the most popular bindery techniques available. All necessary steps are taken to provide the highest quality end product. We also provide printed or plain covers, clear acetate covers and other types of bindings for specialty projects.

Some of the bindery options we have available are:

Perfect Binding

masterprinting has numerous techniques for binding. One of the most popular for books is called perfect bound. Glue is used to hold the pages together and a cover is then wrapped around it. Typically, a heavier weight paper is used for the cover. This is a method often used for soft-cover books and short stories.

Saddle Stitching

Every year, we design and print the programs for the Annual Cuyahoga County Fair, held at the Berea Fair Grounds. These booklets are printed in black and white with a full color front and back cover.
This booklet is saddle stitched. Saddle stitching is a binding method where the book is stapled in the center of the book, along the spine and then folded in half.

Spiral Binding

Spiral binding is one of the most popular ways of binding. There are two mediums used for spiral binding, plastic and metal.  This binding technique is perfect for companies that want modern binding without breaking the bank.

Comb Binding

Comb binding is a method of binding that uses a plastic “comb” shaped bind to hold the pages together. Comb binding, like spiral binding, is one of the most cost-effective ways to bind a project. Some of the most popular sizes are 1/4″, 7/16″, 1/2″ and 1″.

Drilling/Punching

It sounds a little funny, but we’re experts at drilling holes. We have powerful hydraulic paper drilling machines that feature many different sizes of paper drills and enable us to position the hole just about anywhere on the sheet of paper. Just remember to allow 1/2 an inch of extra margin for three-hole drilling along the side of the sheet of paper.

Here’s an interesting note: Did you know studies have shown that people tend to save printed items longer if they are three-hole drilled? Marketing experts think that subconsciously we tend to feel like we need to put a three-hole drilled sheet into a ring binder or save it for future reference.

Shrink Wrapping

We use high-quality shrink wrap materials to provide you with an attractive and secure method of bundling larger quantities of printed materials. Our versatile shrink wrap process uses semi-automatic equipment to meet high-volume demands without compromising quality. We can shrink wrap materials as small as a business card and as large as 11 x 17 posters.

Folding

When you need high-speed folding, you’ve come to the right place. Our bindery/finishing department provides many different options for folding. Many different folding formats are available, and for more unique folding jobs, we also offer several hand-folding options. We can provide unlimited quantities of folded materials for your special printed projects.

Cutting

We have very sophisticated, computerized, digital paper cutters that are extremely fast and accurate. Our commercial paper cutters prevent paper shifting and razor-sharp carbon steel blades to guarantee the most precise cuts.

Die Cutting

One unique custom feature that can set you apart is the use of a die cut. Many people add eye-catching details to their business cards with die cutting, but you can also use the process on door hangers, brochures, postcards and presentation folders. The real benefit of using a die cut is to get a potential customer to do a double-take, take a closer look and check out what you have to offer. Sometimes it is that critical few seconds that can result in your business card, brochure or rack card being ignored or held onto and followed up on, just because of a unique finishing option, the multi-purpose die cut.

Perforations/Scoring

Perforating a printed form can create an easy-to-remove response card, coupon, or customer feedback form along an easy-tear line. Our wide variety of perforating blades gives you flexibility when designing pieces that need to separate effortlessly. We can also design pieces that with proper scoring can stand up to the rigors of post office mailing equipment. Our highly trained and knowledgeable staff will happily offer suggestions and solutions for your specialty needs.

Collating

Collating is the process of gathering individual sheets and other elements of your printing project and assembling those elements into a final product. Copiers can collate automatically, but did you know that we can quickly and efficiently collate other items too? Our high-speed collating equipment can bring together all the elements of your project, saving you the time it would take to hand-collate the project. The next time you have a big project that requires collating, keep us in mind. We make it so easy, you’ll never want to hand-collate again.