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Capabilities | Services | Terminology

PRINT FINISHING

Capabilities

For over three decades Classic Laminations has been listening to our customers. Our growth was built on providing the new services that our customers were asking for. We like to feel that our print finishing department can truly be your secret weapon. We can help you stay lean and mean without sacrificing and in fact improving, your service offerings.
Let Classic Laminations take the hassle out of completing your next project with our extensive line-up of print finishing services. Besides laminating, mounting and binding, we can cut, crease, score, perforate, fold, collate, pad, punch holes, eyelet, grommet, round corner and assemble your pieces. We also do fulfillment and blind shipping.
Classic Laminations has grown to be one of Ohio’s premier print finishing companies. We hope you will give us a call about your next project. If it’s a new service that you don’t see here, please let us know. We always welcome new opportunities and challenges.
We promise to continue to work hard to meet your deadlines, provide a quality finished product and keep you competitive.

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Services

Cutting

We have two guillotine cutters to handle your cutting jobs up to 54 inches.

Creasing (Digital Printing)

At Classic Laminations we are experts in digital print finishing. Instead of scoring, we use creasing to fold your digitally printed pieces, to prevent toner cracking. Creasing assures that all the effort and hard work you’ve put into your project isn’t sacrificed in the print finishing stage. Our Morgana Electro Creaser employs a genuine blade and matrix action, which unlike scoring won’t damage the substrate and produces a superb crease on all paper stocks up to 120 lb.

Scoring

Our Rossback Scoring / Perforating Machine handles stocks up to 20 inch. We can also score on our Thompson Clamshell for larger size jobs, up to 28 inch by 40 inch. Scores facilitate folding of your offset printed piece by compressing and strengthening the paper fibers. Note that scoring is not recommended for digitally printed materials; instead we use creasing to protect the toner from cracking.

Perfing

We can perforate stocks up to 20 inches with our Rossback scoring and perfing machine.

Folding

We’ll precision fold your printed piece to your specifications on our Haskins folder, MBO folder or Morgana creaser.

Collating / Gathering

Classic Laminations will collate your project quickly and accurately.

Padding

Scratch pads remain one of the most popular promotional products and can link you with your customers on a daily basis. Whether it’s a focused marketing effort or just utilizing your scrap paper, we guarantee your customers will appreciate the gesture. Our heat activated adhesive padding machine produces premium pads that are durable. So if you need to make scratch pads, note pads, order pads or any other type of pads, let us help you with yours. We can make pads up to 16” wide on the padding edge and up to 3 1/2” thick.

Paper Punching

Classic Laminations produces precision pre-punched papers on our Alpha-Doc® that you can digitally print, collate and bind in-house, making turnaround times faster. Ideal for rush presentations, when there isn’t time to send the job out. You’ll also have the option of using premium color copy, text and cover papers, at much lower minimums than available from a paper mill. Why hassle with punching after imaging when our pre-punched paper, with smooth, clean holes, runs through digital equipment the same as un-punched? We can also pre-punch clear and leatherette covers and tab dividers to add a professional touch to your next wire or plastic coil bound project. Custom stocking programs are also available. We have dies to run 4:1 Spiral, 3:1 Double Wire-O / Twin Loop, 5 hole on top (for medical forms) and GBC® rectangular hole (plastic comb).

Paper Drilling

Classic Laminations can do custom drilling jobs on our 5 Hole Drill.

Table Tents

Classic Laminations can make Table Tents for many different end use applications including menus, trade shows, retail and events such as weddings and reunions. We can overlaminate your printed piece to protect it for a more durable, longer lasting product. We can also mount it prior to folding for a more rigid table tent.

Eyeletting

We can punch eyelet holes in your laminated piece or sign to allow you to suspend it from the ceiling. We can also gather eyeleted sheets and corner-bind with a metal ring.

Grommetting

We’ll add grommets to protect the eyelet holes that we punch in your printed piece giving you a long lasting hanging display or ring bound item.

Round Cornering

We can round the corners of your printed item for a finished look.

Assembly

If there is labor intensive assembly required on your project that can make your job too expensive or cause you to miss a tight deadline, let Classis Laminations be your secret weapon! We have the experienced print finishing staff to ensure your customers’ expectations are met and keep the business where it belongs, with you!

Fulfillment and Blind Shipping

Classic Laminations will inventory your items and ship them to your customers under your name.


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Terminology

Accordion Fold

Type of fold in which two or more parallel folds result in the printed piece opening up like the bellows of an accordion or a fan. Also called “Z fold”. Often used for projects such as maps and brochures. Examples are: 6 page (2 folds – if printed on both sides results in 6 printed panels or pages) 8 page (3 folds – when printed on both sides results in 8 printed panels or pages) 10 page (4 folds – when printed on both sides results in 10 printed panels or pages).

Bank

One successive row of staggered tabs from first to last position commonly referred to as a bank of tabs.

Crease

Method of preparing paper for subsequent folding operation in which the paper fibers are gently stretched when pushed down into a channel, resulting in a crease in the paper. Creasing is preferred over scoring as the way to prepare sensitive materials such as digital printing for folding.

Finishing

Any of a variety of processes performed to a document or publication after printing. Finishing can include cutting, trimming, folding and binding, as well as decorative operations such as embossing, foil stamping and laminating.

Fold Dummy

A sample mock-up that shows page sequence, signature arrangement, orientation, binding edge and side edges.

Folder

A piece of bindery equipment used to fold printed flat sheets into folded products. Also a device at the end of the press or collator that is used to fanfold continuous forms.

Fold Marks

Markings indicating where a fold is to occur on printed sheets, usually located at the top edges.

Foldout

Term for when a gatefold sheet is bound into a publication, often used for a map or chart. Also called Gatefold and Pullout.

French Fold

A sheet which has been printed on one side only and then folded with two right angle folds, with the print side facing out, to form a four page uncut section.

Horizontal Perforation

Perforation on the sheet that runs left to right and is parallel to the lines of text.

Letter Fold

Three panels are created by two parallel folds, with both the top and bottom panels folded inward, one on top of the other, allowing a sheet of letterhead to fit into a #10 business envelope. Also called Tri-Fold, C-Fold, Barrel Fold and Wrap-Around Fold.

Miniature Folding

Any folding job with a panel size smaller than 2 inches.

Nested

When one piece is placed inside part of another piece, such as when an insert is placed in the fold of a letter or brochure.

Pad

To bind by applying glue along one edge of a stack of sheets.

Padding Glue

A flexible adhesive used in padding.

Padding

A finishing operation in which a flexible adhesive – called padding glue – is applied to one edge of a stack of sheets. When the adhesive is dry, sheets can be torn off individually. This technique is used to make notepads.

Panel

One page or printed section of a folded brochure or mailer, such as one panel of a rack brochure. Because each folded section has a front and back panel (one panel is on one side of the paper), a letter-folded sheet has six panels, not three.

Parallel Fold

Method of folding where folds run parallel to each other. Two parallel folds to a sheet will produce six panels (if printed on both sides).

Perforating Rule

A cutting rule that produces perforations.

Perforating

Any operation that punches tiny slits or holes in a sheet of paper or other substrate. Perforating is performed using perforating dies. Materials are perforated either to allow a portion to be easily removed (such as an order form or coupon), or to allow air to escape from folded signatures, which helps prevent wrinkling.

Perforations

A series of intermittent cuts in a sheet used to facilitate folding or to detach a portion of the sheet. Perforations may run either horizontally, vertically, or both directions on a sheet. The cuts are called “teeth” and the areas between cuts are called “ties”.

Punching

To punch or shear.

Punching Die

A die used to punch holes in paper or printed material, usually for binding.

Punching Press

Press for punching holes in paper.

Quarter-Fold

A type of fold where the piece is folded in half and then folded in half again, with the folds parallel to each other. Also known as a Double Parallel Fold.

Roll Fold

A type of fold where the piece is folded parallel inward at one end and then folded inward again one or more times, as if you are rolling the piece up.

Right Angle Fold

A folding sequence in which each fold is at a right angle to the fold before it.

Schoppers Tester

An instrument that tests a paper’s endurance to folding.

Score

A sharp channel pressed (or embossed) along a straight line in a paper or paper board creating a hinge, allowing it to fold more easily and accurately. The strength of the fold is increased because the paper fibers are compressed and less stretched. Scores are used to crease book covers, provide areas for folding a document to enable insertion into an envelope, create heavy creases in shipping cartons to allow easy assembly and numerous other applications.

Table Tent

A standing placard created by folding paper or card stock into the shape of a triangle. Often laminated and/or mounted and may have different graphics and information on each side. Typical use is at restaurants and bars to display special menu items.

Ties

The tab areas between the cuts in a perforation that hold the paper together.

Ties Per Inch

The number of ties in one inch of a perforation.

Tooth

The part of the perforating rule that creates the cuts or perforations in the paper.

Tri-Fold

A fold in which a three panel piece has both side sections folded inward, one on top of the other. Each section is approximately one third the length of the piece. Also called C-Fold or Letter-Fold.

Z Fold

A series of parallel folds where each fold opens in the opposite direction from the previous fold like the bellows of an accordion. Also called Accordion Fold.

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