Binding-Finishing Services Overview
AccuLink enhances communications with binding-finishing services that add uniqueness and function to all sorts of projects. Our clients send challenging work from all over the country due to our unique offerings. We function both as a full service print provider as well as a trade bindery service. Check out our many binding-finishing services and discover how we can add significant value to your printed works.
Index tabs (divider tabs)
Formerly known as “QuickTabs”, AccuLink has a long history of manufacturing index tabs to the trade. Mylar reinforced index tabs are a great addition to any training manual, directory, cookbook or other multi page document. Full color tabs with body copy are no problem and are available in a variety of papers and synthetic substrates.
AccuLink offers great solutions to both short run self published perfect bind projects in small quantities to longer run projects. We offer one-sided lamination and gloss UV protective coatings as well as finishing enhancements like foil stamping, blind embossing and the new 3dUV Scodix digital embossing. Our perfect binding includes creased covers and spine thicknesses up to 2″.
Double wire (wire-o) binding
Double wire binding is durable and wire is available in a variety of colors. We recommend maximum thickness of 1″ spines and find this bind to be ideal for planners, training materials and projects that need a lay flat footprint. Ask us for suggestions for great wraparound cover designs!
Plastic coil binding
Plastic coil binding is a great option for less rigid binding and coil is available in a variety of colors. We recommend maximum thickness of 1″ spines and find this bind to be ideal for planners, training materials and projects that need a lay flat footprint.
Saddle stitch booklets
Saddle stitch booklets are economical and fit well in booklet envelopes for mailings and presentation folders. We recommend saddle stitched booklets be limited to a spine thickness of 1/4″ or less.
Thermal tape binding
Thermal tape binding is fast and economical for short run projects and tape is available in a variety of colors.
Turned edge hard cover case binding
Turned edge hard cover case binding is ideal for bound documents requiring durability and great first impressions. AccuLink can create truly lasting and memorable covers with our digitally enhanced Scodix 3dUV designs that make for wonderful coffee table presentations!
Scodix Sense 3dUV
Scodix Sense 3dUV is a “post press” operation which means we can accept printed materials from other commercial printers and enhance the sheets with this special UV digital embossing. Sheet sizes up to 20″x28″ are acceptable and must meet our specifications about sheet type and design instructions.
Foil stamping adds great value to dark covers and any project requiring memorable and timeless design elements. A wide variety of foil colors are available.
Blind embossing & debossing
Blind embossing and debossing are great methods of differentiating your design with subtle elements. Special dies are required and design limitations must be considered early so be sure to check your project with a skilled customer service representative in the design process.
Die cutting services
Die cutting for unique designs and packaging applications
AccuLink provides both one and two-sided lamination services in a variety of colors and finishes. The protective and enhancing qualities of laminates are particularly applicable in the packaging industry. Other great applications for lamination include loyalty cards, membership cards, menus, book covers and special finishes for marketing pieces.
Gloss UV is a great alternative to the cost of lamination. Gloss UV coatings of direct mail post cards and perfect bound book covers adds durability and scratch resistance.
Transfer tape is available in both permanent and non permanent adhesives
Both digital numbering and crash numbering are available
Microperf and cross perfing are available.
Scoring & Crimping
Scoring and crimping of covers helps avoid cracking and grain direction issues on folded cover materials.
Round corner book corners or die cut membership cards, hang tags and other unique documents.