It’s all in the finish
Truprint media we have our own print finishing department allowing us to keep all print production in house.
There are many benefits of keeping all the print processes under one roof, most importantly being quality control, secondly cost and thirdly speed.
We closely monitor quality from design to print and finally finishing with each department having strict check lists and procedures in place we can ensure you receive a highly product.
Not all print suppliers have an inhouse print finishing department. They may rely on outsourcing their finishing which not only adds costs but also increases production time to the printed product. At Truprint Media printers in Margate, Kent, we keep it all in house. This allows us to keep our costs much lower making our prices extremely competitive and our turnaround times very quick.
Below are few of the print finishing processes we carry out in house at our print factory located in Margate, Kent.
With two laminators we can laminate up to 1500mm wide by any length.
Our digital laminator is perfect for short run printing up to A3 size it is ideal for business cards, leaflets, postcards, brochures and much more.
For large format printing we can laminate and mount at the same time. This is used for larger prints to a maximum width of 1500mm by any length i.e., posters, vinyl’s, display board, dibond, graphics for vehicles and windows and more.
Both laminators offer gloss and matt lamination.
This is a plastic pocket with the printed sheet sealed inside.
It is more expensive than lamination, used for small print runs and suitable for table menus for restaurants that require a hard wearing and long-lasting menu.
We offer conventional die cutting on our Heidelberg platen up to Sra3 size. Die cutting is used for making small boxes or unusual shapes.
To produce a die cut printed shape firstly you need a die. A die is produced from outlines on a digital artwork and sent to the die-maker.
Steel rules are inserted into a wood base which will include rules for cutting and creasing.
Once a die has been produced it can be reused multiple times.
The Heidelberg Platen is a versatile machine and is also used for hot foiling and embossing.
With rounded corners it makes your print just a little different.
We can round corner any printed product on card.
Common products with round corners are business cards, invites, postcards, menus and more.
Rounded corners gives a soft look compared to squared
Foiling also known as hot foiling this process adds a touch of luxury to any printed product.
It is a process that uses heat to bond metallic foil to card and plastic. The most popular products we produce with foil are business cards, diaries, and invites.
Hot foil is available in a wide range of colours, including holographic finishes but gold and silver have always been the most popular.
We offer conventional foiling which is far superior to digital foiling.
The latter is more of a transfer which does not give the same effect.
Hot foiling guarantees a luxurious finish and a professional look to any printed item
This process of binding is used on books, magazine, and journals etc.
The printed pages are bound together using a strong glue to create a professional looking bound book.
The pages are collated together, and the spine is roughened which allows the glue to bind to which the cover is wrapped around.
At Truprint Media printers in Kent we can produce from a single perfect book that has been digitally printed to long runs that have are printed on our lithographic presses.
Perfect binding is only suitable on documents containing a minimum of thirty-two pages upwards or with a spine width of at least 4mm.
Brochures and magazine with less pages or smaller spines are more suited to saddle stitching or wiro binding.
We can wiro bind any printed document with a choice of coloured wire, clients usually opt for silver, white or black.
Wiro or wire-o binding involves punching the spine on the printed book or document. Wire loops are feed through the punched holes and then clamped closed creating a secure document.
The benefit of wiro binding is the book can be fully opened a full 360 degrees and lay back on itself flat something that can not be done with perfect binding. This makes it a lot easier to read or complete if you need to write inside making it ideal for training manuals and similar projects.
This print finishing process is the most common and cost effective when it comes to binding.
Most magazines, brochures, newsletters, and journals are finished in this way.
The printed sheets are folded into sections with a spine and each folded section is nested within.
The printed product is bound with two wires (staples) for a secure finish.
Folding & Cutting
At Truprint media we have two high speed folders each capable of making various folds from an A4 sheet up to a B2 sheet.
With two guillotines in house, we can trim to final size and finish any printed item accurately and quickly
We offer additional services which include mailing.
Each month we produce various magazines from A5 to A4.
From a simple excel file we can mail sort your data, produce carrier sheets with variable data and fulfil into either biodegradable or de-compostable polybag.
With our mailing services there are substantial savings with Royal mail which we pass onto our clients.