DEBOSSING

Is a process where a metal block with a logo or pattern is pressed down into the surface of the material. Debossing can be applied to leather, book cloth and book paper.

BLIND BLOCKING

Is a deboss without foil print or colour. The logo or image is stamped into material so that the graphic sits below the surface.

FOIL BLOCKING

Is a process where metallic or coloured foil is applied to a surface using heated die, making the foil permanently adhere to the surface. Foils come in a wide selection colours including traditional gold, silver, black and white. For best results brand identity and material will need to be considered when choosing a foil colour.

DIGITAL PRINTING/ SCREEN PRINTING

With the advance of printing technology, prints can be applied to a variety of materials such as textiles, leather, wood, glass, metal and plastics. We work with local printing companies and can advise the most suitable application.

CELLOGLAZING

Is a clear coating applied to the surface of a print. The process adds depth to colours, produces a luxurious look to the over-all product and is more robust.

ENGRAVING

Is a process of directly carving a design onto a hard flat surface by cutting grooves into the material. YAG laser engraving allows precision, a very clean edge and fine intricate details for artwork. Diamond engraving carves a design or logo into a metal surface. Aluminium, stainless steel, titanium, brass, copper, plastics, wood and leather, can be engraved.

EMBOSSING

Is an alternative to debossing. Creates a raised impression of a logo or graphic, used mainly on paper and thin board.

MONOGRAMMING

Personalise one of our products by adding a name, initials or date.

BOOKBINDING

We offer made to order bookbinding services and carry a comprehensive selection of book cloths, leather and bookpaper to meet all your needs.

CASEMAKING

The practice of adhering book covering and binding it around book board to create a set of covers.

DRILLING

A method of creating evenly spaced holes in a set of pages, to fit standard binders and covers.

EYELETTING

The process of creating a small hole or perforation, usually rimmed with metal which helps reinforces the hole.

GUILLOTINING

A technique of trimming paper or board. Size is set up manually according to job specifications.

LOOP BINDING

A continuous double series of wire loops which offer permanent binding. Ideal for publications that must lie flat.

SPIRAL BINDING

A durable bookbinding method offering 360-degree rotation. Available in plastic or metal in a selection of colours and diameters.