Finishing Services (2)

Finishing Services

Digital Printing

Spektrum Printers in Pretoria owns a 3+ Indigo 5000 that ensures quick time around on short runs. The Indigo therefor is very cost effective, especially if you are in search of a minimum amount of printing for instance a client only need five 48 pages full colour A4 magazines

Perfect Binding

Perfect Binding is a form of bindery that is most commonly used in soft cover books.

Perfect binding is when the individual cut pages of a book are stacked and glued into the spine of a wrap around cover. The binding style allows for a spine that can be printed on as well as present a professional finish that is common in retail. The pages in a perfect bound book are individual cut, allowing them to be placed in multiples of two rather than multiples of four like saddle stitched books.

UV Varnishing

Some useful vocabulary about UV Varnishing.

  • Varnish: is essentially a clear ink that can be applied in a variety of thicknesses over print. On the most basic level it improves the durability of your print, preventing the ink from rubbing off and keeping the paper or card from wrinkling or tearing, but as we’ll see below it can also be used to achieve some awesome visual and textural effects.
  • Finish: is any effect that’s applied to your print after it’s been produced. That could be an all over varnish, a spot varnish, foil-blocking, or die-cuts (all of which I’m sure we’ll get to in a later post!)
  • Spot: is used to indicate that a finish is only going to be applied to certain areas (or spots) of the total printed area.
  • UV: is the thickest varnish available, and is most often used to make your print look really glossy and vivid.

What is Spot UV?

Spot UV is a high-gloss finish applied to a specific area of your print, as in the example below:

What we’ve got here is a piece of packaging that’s been printed on a matt varnished card stock before having a Spot UV varnish applied over part of the logo. As you can see, it creates a striking balance between the main body of the box and the logo which instantly grabs the eye. For simple images like this applying a Spot UV varnish can be a great way of increasing the visual impact of your print.

Sheet Lamination

  • We do sheet lamination (not the conventional pocket or pouch lamination)
  • This ensures that we can do large quantities on large formats (we can laminate up to A1!)
  • Our lamination process is automated and we can laminate in Gloss or on Matt
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Litho Printing

Spektrum Printers owns six 4-5 colour printing presses and can print up to A1

Our printing products include:

  • Flyers
  • Business Cards
  • Magazines
  • Newsletters
  • Brochures
  • Pamphlets
  • Folders
  • Booklets
  • Programmes
  • School Papers

and all other general commercial printing

Saddle Stitch Binding

Saddle Stitching is one of the most common forms of bindery. It is a type of wire binding where wire staples are driven through the fold in the center of the booklets. Saddle Stitching is different from other bindings in that it has the pages folded and then inserted into each other, while other binding methods have the individual pages placed on top of each other. Since the pages are folded at the spine in saddle stitching, the books will have to have pages in multiples of four.

Die Cutting

  • Size we can die-cut to: A2+
  • We can die-cut shopping bags, folders, calendars, boxes etc
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