Glossary

Need more clarification about print terminology? Then get clued up with our printing glossary. Please get in touch with us if you have any questions.

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Greeting cards

Due to the nature of greeting cards printing, you must order 1 size up from your desired size. If you require an A5 finish size, order A4.
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Paper over board binding

Ring binding is a flexible binding method, and paper overboard allows you to customise the cover of your binder. Please check the options.
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Loose sheets

Loose sheet printing is our most simple product option. These are printed individually and without binding. Like you could print at home.
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Stapled sheets (stapling)

Stapled sheets are our most simple bound product. Loose sheets are bound with a single staple in the top left corner.
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Folded sheets

Folded sheets are loose sheets which are folded into multiple panels. We offer 4 folding options: Half fold, C fold, Z fold and Gate fold.
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Encapsulated sheets

Encapsulated sheets are loose sheets which have been encased in plastic. This provides extra protection and durability.
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Synthetic sheets

Synthetic sheets are waterproof and tearproof loose sheets. Artwork is printed onto a plastic sheet, making it a durable printed product.
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Poster Printing

Posters are loose prints, available in A4 to A0 on high-quality 170gsm silk stock. They are printed loose and are displayed on walls.
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Foam mounted poster / display board

A foam-mounted poster/display board is a poster which has been mounted on a rigid 5mm Foamex board. They are available in A4 or A3 sizes.
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Wire binding

Wire binding is a popular binding method. It is also commonly known as wiro binding, spiral binding and coil binding.
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Hardback wire binding

Hardbackwire bound documents are bound with a C-shaped wire spine. The front and back cover is printed on thick 2000-micron greyboard.
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Comb binding

Comb-bound documents are held together with a plastic spine (standard size: 21 rings). Comb binding is a popular office binding method.
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Velo binding

AKA strip binding, velo binding is a secure book binding method. A coloured plastic strip is placed on the front and back of the document.
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Ring binding

Ring binding is a simple form of document binding. The pages are printed, hole punched and attached to 2 or 4 rings inside the binder.
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Calendar printing

The hanging hole can be placed along the top of the calendar or the bottom of the calendar. The placement depends on the artwork set-up.
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Booklet

Booklets are lightweight books, ideal for use as comic books, zines, final significant projects, brochures and more.
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Paperback book

Paperback books are perfect bound (aka 'soft bound') with a flat spine. The pages are printed loose and glued to the spine area.
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Hardback book

Hardback books (aka 'hard bound' books) are securely bound, and pages are printed loose and glued to the spine.
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