Binding/Finishing

Various methods are used to bind and finish documents.

Collating
Jobs with more than one page will be assembled in numerical order (when requested) either by machine or by hand.

Cutting*
Jobs are cut as requested, for sizes less than 8.5" x 11", or to trim booklets.

Folding
Hand folding* for small jobs with small quantities and machine folding for brochures, programs, etc. is available.

Hole drilling
Holes are drilled by machine in various sizes and number of holes.  Drilling for 3-ring notebooks is the most requested type.  Other single and multiple holes are drilled as specified.

Numbering §
Numbers, generally used for tracking purposes, can be printed on material such as tickets, forms, and certificates.

Padding*
Padding is used bind paper together in sets such as note pads and NCR forms.
Coil or Plastic binding*
A coil or plastic comb binding is available to hold documents together in a book format and allows each page to be turned independently so that the pages lay flat.

Stapling
When requested, documents will be stapled either in the corner, two staples on the side, or center stapled for booklets (saddle stitched).

Tape binding
Tape binding on jobs produced directly from the copiers is available to hold documents together in a book format similar to a traditionally bound book.

Tabbing*
“Tabs” or seals are placed by machine to hold the top edges together of folded-self-contained newsletters, flyers, etc.  that will be mailed through the U.S. Post Office (tabs required, staples not allowed). The address must be at the top unbound edge of the mailpiece (fold at the bottom).

Envelope insertion/sealing*
A machine automatically inserts letters into an envelope and seals it. This is typically used for letters and report cards that will be mailed through the U.S. Post Office.