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Conventional Binding and Finishing

Conventional Binding and Finishing

We have a full range of commercial binding equipment in-house at Chromagraphics including cutting, folding, saddle stitching, perfect binding, collating, round cornering, padding, tab cutting, shrink wrapping, drilling and lots of handwork capabilities.

We also produce many projects that are case bound, diecut, foil stamped and embossed, film laminated and a full range of other binding specialties.

Cutting and folding

Chromagraphics has a wide variety of cutting and folding machinery.  We can configure our folders from very simple roll and quarterfolds to more complex map folding and double gatefolds.   Our binding lines have wafer sealing and spot fugitive capabilities as well.

4 page brochure folded in half to a square format, part of a 6 part series
These tri-fold brochures have added embellishments of diecutting, spot gloss UV and tuck and tab sealing mechanisms built into the design.
This award winning brochure with an internal shortfold has a tip-on faux kaleidoscope using mirrored stock
This credit app terms and conditions brochure has a variety of internal folds to help for an intuitive presentation


We produce many varieties of saddle stitched products from very small formats to oversized pieces in upright and oblong orientations.

Saddle stitched upright digest size booklet
Award winning saddle stitched oblong booklet
Award winning saddle stitched oversized square booklet with short fold coupon panel coming in from back cover
Award winning saddle stitched square booklet with shortfold cover wrap
Saddle stitched booklets with contoured angled cut and contoured diecutting
Loop stitch catalog to allow for a completely saddle stitched booklet to be included into a 3-ring binder without having to drill holes in the catalog

PUR Glue Perfect Binding

Chromagraphics produces many varieties of PUR glue perfect bound books.  For more information about our PUR glue perfect bind capabilities section click here.

Award winning upright perfect bind booklet
Upright perfect bind booklet
Award winning perfect bind booklet with diecut and embossed cover printed on a stock that changes colors as the viewing angle is changed

Foil stamping

Applying foil stamping to your project is a terrific way to enhance the overall appearance or to emphasize a particular element of your printing projects.

This 13.5” x 22” poster has scratch off gold foil stamping on the majority of the canvas where all land areas of the world map are located. The foil can be scratched off to reveal content underneath, the foil is also overprinted in black for region labeling.
This award wining invite card has no printing, it’s all stamped with silver, purple and a holographic foil. The purple title has registered embossing.
This saddle stitched booklet cover has a metallic red foil stamping combined with printed graphics to complete the overall cover logo design
Clear foil stamping is an excellent way to highlight an element or create a high gloss effect on uncoated stocks that won’t take other clear coatings well, such as spot gloss varnishes or spot gloss UV coatings.
Scratch-off foil stamping is a cost effective way to apply scratch-off to smaller quantities than other methods such as screen printing or printing on a label press or heatset web press.

Emboss and Deboss

Applying an emboss or deboss to your project is another terrific way to add depth and dimension and to enhance the overall appearance or to emphasize a particular element of your printing projects.

This award winning catalog has a blind emboss. A blind emboss is when the embossed image does not register overtop to the printing.
This logo shows a blind emboss added effect. The background stock is a toothy laid surface, but when the embossing occurs, it can change paper surface texture. On the bottom of the logo, the embossing changes that section to a smooth surface and on the top part of the logo, it changes the texture to a pebbled surface. Both of these results are specifics that were tooled into the embossing die.
This section of a book cover is debossed, where the registered embossed areas sink down into the piece instead of rising up from it. This cover also was a two ply laminated sheet with a metallic cover sheet already debossed on the outside, was then glued to a gloss cover sheet on the inside. With this technique, the depressed area could not be seen from the inside of the cover where there was small copy that would have been more difficult to read.
This card had a blind emboss and a registered emboss. A registered emboss is when the embossed image does register back to the printing and or foil stamping in this case.
This pocket portfolio cover has two different metallic foil stamps that both have registered embossing.