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Saddle-stitch (Stapled):A close up image of the stapling on a stack of Saddle stitched booklets

Sheets are collated, folded in half and stapled through the fold.

Up to 64 pages (in divisions of 4).

Square-back binding:A close up image of a stack of the Square back fold style of booklet showing the spines and staples

Similar to saddle-stitch binding but with a wrap-around cover resulting in a flat spine.

Up to 80 pages (in divisions of 4).

Comb binding:Image showing an example of comb binding using a black plastic comb to hold together the pages with oblong shaped punched holes

Holes punched down the spine and a black plastic spiral comb. With acetate front and plain card back.

Up to 500 sheets (minimum 10 sheets).

Wire binding:Image showing an example of wire binding using a black metal wire to hold together the pages using punched holes in the paper

Holes punched down the spine and a black metal wire. With acetate front and plain card back.

Up to 250 sheets (minimum 10 sheets).

Perfect binding:Image showing academic periodicals as perfect bound books, like a paperback novel, with a multicolour image on a white background

Paperback-style book. Pages are glued on the spine with a printed cover wrapped around. Suitable for larger page counts.

Up to 300 sheets (min 30 sheets).

Soft binding:Image showing a couple of soft binds stacked on top of one another with red spines and clear acetate covers

Heat sealed adhesive strip with acetate front and back with a University red spine, pages inserted and glued in.

Up to 340 sheets (minimum 25 sheets).

Hard binding:Image showing Hard back bound books with gold printing on the spine of the black cover

University specification for dissertations bound in black with gold foil text on the front cover and spine. Spine width should not exceed 50mm. When selecting this option in the online portal, you will be asked to enter the required information.

Up to 300 sheets per book (minimum 90 sheets to allow for printing on spine).

Laminating:Image showing the cold laminating machine from in our workshop

We can laminate sheets from size A6 to A0, as well as bespoke sizes up to 900mm wide and up to 3m in length.

Lamination is available with the following options:

  • Gloss (offers UV protection) – all sizes above
  • Matt – up to A3
  • Soft Touch – up to A3.

Other finishing services:Image showing a commercial guillotene with a sheaf of paper ready to be cut

  • Drilling
  • Folding
  • Stapling
  • Padding
  • Collating
  • Perforating
  • Cutting
  • Numbering
  • Shrink wrapping.