Given the infinite permutations and options available, this is probably the most complex part of what we do. Our skilled staff and unrivalled investment in the latest technology genuinely set us apart. For example, when we installed our MBO T960 section folder it was only the fourth in the world. Now we are only printing company in the UK and Ireland to own two of them. Whether it’s plain and simple or extraordinary – involving unusual folds and stepped brochures – our “can do” attitude allows us to deliver brilliant solutions whilst also understanding the potential pitfalls of any proposed finished effect.
Great finishing is all about detail and the services undertaken in-house include guillotining, collation, drilling, stitching, loop stitching, perfect binding, PUR binding, thread sewing, folding, lamination, perforating, punching to shape, shrink wrapping, polybagging, ram packing and handwork. This enables us to deliver the highest possible quality and maintain the utmost control – which of course means you do too.
The finishing department operates on a 24 hour shift pattern seven days per week and like all other departments there is more than one of each machine which critically means we have contingency. In addition you don’t have to worry about blank or missing pages since our machines are fitted with detectors and readers that ensure the correct sections and number of pages are in the book. Other specialist techniques, such as spot UV, embossing, wire-o binding, case binding and foil blocking are commissioned from experts we know and trust. All suppliers are assessed with regard to quality and environmental criteria as part of our ISO9001 and ISO14001 accreditations and we have a policy of retaining a relatively small number of suppliers to get the best results.