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Expert Bindery Services
Since 1974, we have provided expert bindery services for all types of printers, from small “quick print” shops, to 40-inch sheet-fed plants, large-format sheet-fed plants and full web presses. Our experience in serving the needs of such a diverse customer base has equipped our staff with the skills required to handle any job, large or small. We pride ourselves on hands-on project management, and we maintain strict control over every step in the bindery process—from the point we first receive each job to the moment it leaves our hands. Over the years, we have acquired a broad range of sophisticated equipment that enables us to meet the changing needs of our customers. Our capabilities include a growing assortment of standard and value-added services in the areas of cutting, folding and stitching.

Our extensive assortment of folders can meet virtually any customer need, from the folding of small inserts to large-format press sheets. We also offer a range of specialized folding options, including:

  • Gate folds
  • Spot gluing in-line
  • Ink-jetting in-line
  • Knife folding
  • Pre-slitting perforating
  • Split guide
  • Notch-bound signature folding
  • Map folding of up to 12 folds in a single parallel section
  • Large-format capabilities of up to 37 inches in width for the first fold

Over the years we have regularly upgraded our stitching capabilities to ensure they keep pace with both the volume and the variety of projects in today’s market. As a result, our New York facility has a daily combined stitching output of 750,000 one-up format stitching, or 1,200,000 two-up format stitching. Our Mid-West facility has a daily combined stitching output of 500,000 one-up format stitching or 1,000,000 two-up format stitching. Quality remains our top priority, and we employ advanced quality control protocols to maintain our exceptional stitching volume while still delivering the precision and consistency our customers expect. Our stitching equipment also features several state-of-the-art capabilities, including:

  • Signature recognition with the ability to read barcodes or graphics to ensure accuracy
  • Fourth and fifth trimming on all equipment
  • Small-size capabilities beginning at 2 5/8 x 3 inches
  • One-up binding to a maximum size of 12 3/8 x 18 5/8 inches
  • Loop stitching
  • In-line calendar punch
  • In-line three-hole punch
  • Ink-jetting in-line
  • Hard folding in-line
  • Wafer sealing in-line to meet postal specifications