Printing and book binding services are used not only for mass print production but also for individual printing needs. These services are normally not incorporated in the printing cost of a printing project. Instead, it is charged against the weight of the pages themselves or against the cost of the paper that the book is printed on. Sometimes printers charge less for printing bindery services than they do for cutting and laminating the pages. Binding services can be provided by a single printer or a company that has several printers under its fold. Either way, the services will be useful to the craftsman in the printing industry as they allow the craftsman to produce highly professional volumes without having to outsource the job to another professional.
Book binding and printing services are usually separated by a small “step-ladder”. The “step ladder” usually contains one worker who perform the bindery service, one who laminates the pages, and one who cut the pages. These three workers are then joined together by a “stepsister” – a printer, a binder, and a copy assistant – who do all the final binding duties. In larger presses or factories, the three separate workers are often engaged so that each one is skilled in his or her own area of the job.
Smaller presses often use lower quality paper stocks, which can easily be discarded after the binding is complete. This is not usually the case with presses that produce bound books, since these products require thicker paper stock in order to properly bind them. This thicker stock also makes the pages much more durable – another consideration, since bound books are often returned to the library or destroyed as a result of their size. As such most printers offer some binding services offered at no extra charge. The basic binding services included in the package are folding and stretching, which ensures that the pages hold together well and do not fall apart.
The process of binding consists of several steps. The first step involves cutting the pages, which is typically done with scissors. Then, the bound pages are placed into a special binding machine that applies continuous pressure and holds the pages tightly. The binding machine also applies a heat press to press the pages firmly and make sure they all stick together well.
After the binding has been applied, the pages are made ready for mailing or delivery. The next step involves mailing or delivering the completed product to the customer. Printing and binding services offered by printing services company depend on the volume of material they need to bind their books. For smaller volumes, businesses often order binders that have fewer pages, which saves them time and money when creating a booklet.
Printing and binding services are very important to business. Without these services, a company would not be able to create and mail out bindery materials. Many businesses depend on professional printing companies for both printing and binding. When choosing a printing company, it is important to choose a company that can handle a variety of projects from business cards to catalogs.