Print Finishing

Print Finishing

Paper Cutting

In our Print finishing department we have both Wohlenberg 92 and a high speed Polar 78 guillotine machines for paper cutting

Both machines are fully programmable guillotines are regularly maintained to ensure they provide clean accurate cutting in all circumstances. They enable us to trim paper at large sizes as big as B1 right down to smaller than a business card.

Die Cutting- Die Creasing

Our Heidelberg creasing machines are capable of producing a variety of operations including Kiss-Cutting, Die cutting, Creasing, Perforating & Embossing. This process used to cut complex shapes or pocket folders from sheets of paper using a cutting die. The cutting die is made from plywood with the cutting template laser cut into it.The machines can work on a minimum sheet size of 297mm x 210mm up to a maximum sheet size of 560mm x 820mm.

Booklet Making and Collating

We provide bespoke booklet printing to suit your every need on our Duplo system 2000 capable of producing over 3000 booklets per hour, including A4 company reports, newsletters, advertising brochures, yearbooks, magazines, price lists and more. We can collate up to 30 sheets at a time on our horizon vac-100 at up to 8000 a4 sheets per hour.

COMBI + UNICA by Fidia makinf glued folders

Fidia Combi Unica Folder Gluer

Print finishing Collating machine making tabbed dividers

Print Finishing on a Horizon 30 Station Collator

Files getting folded on a Fidia GARDADUE

Folder Gluing on a Fidia Print Finishing

Glue folding

Trade finishing for folders

We pride ourselves on having 3 state of the art Inline Glue Folding Machines which give the very highest quality,Fidia Comb iUnica and Fidia Garda due of which can both produce capacity folders with a concertina fold and a variety of folds up to 485 gsm. We also have a moll marathon for high speed gluing of presentation folders.

Scoring

Scoring is a method of reducing paper stiffness along a line in order to aid in folding. Press scores (litho score) and old style folding machine scores (e.g. steel scoring blade between steel or rubber collars) are two examples. They simply weaken the sheet to aid in folding we have a few methods of doing this by using a Rollem scoring machine for short runs and a Heidelberg cylinder for large runs.

Index Dividers

Shanowen Files is Ireland largest manufacturer of bespoke tabbed dividers. We make plain or numbered tabbed divider sets with or without mylar,we can tab cut collets and drill up to 4 holes,we can also insert them into binders or folders.

Mylar Edge Reinforcing

We use heat Sealable Edge Reinforcing Film for Reinforcing , this can be applied to the back or the front of the binding edge to make your indexes resistant to ripping out at the punched holes, this is the most secure way to prevent your important documents and papers from ripping from frequent handling.

Paper Folding

We have a stahl folder for all of our litho work which can fold in many different configurations.
For digital work we have a Morgana folder for short to medium runs on digital stock.

Other Finishing

We use heat Sealable Edge Reinforcing Film for Reinforcing, this can be applied to the back or the front of the binding edge to make your indexes resistant to ripping out at the punched holes, this is the most secure way to prevent your important documents and papers from ripping from frequent handling.

  • Saddle Stitching
  • Collating
  • Hand Finishing
  • Trade Tabbing
  • Gusset Glueing
  • Folding
  • Moll Regal Gluer
  • Hand Finishing
  • Creasing / Scoring
  • Laminating
  • 4 Hole Drilling
  • Double sidded tape
  • Paper Reinforcing
  • Fidia Combi Unica
  • Presentation Folders
  • Eyeletting
  • Hand Glueing
  • Indexing dividers
  • Mylar Dividers
  • Glue folding
  • Scott tab Cutting