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The Perfect Finish…

We’re not just about the print! At WPG we understand that the finish is just as important, if not more so, to create the perfect finish that is right for your product. Every print finishing job is different and we are proud to be able to offer a whole host of services that are perfectly matched to your requirements.

WPG are specialists in delivering a first class finished product and you will see this reflected in our work. Using one of our finishing services from Embossing and foil blocking to spot UV, we ensure your print project will create the visual impact required to get you noticed.

Below of some of the finishes we can do for you. To view samples or for more information – pick up the phone and speak to a member of our friendly team today 01938 552260.

Lamination

Is the process of applying a thin layer of plastic to paper or card sheets to enhance and protect the printed matter. Common types of laminate are gloss, matt and silk.

Spot UV Varnishing

(Ultra violet) is a special print finishing technique that allows a gloss varnish to be applied to specific areas of a printed piece giving a shiny effect.

Embossing

Is the process of creating either raised or recessed relief images and designs in paper and other materials.

Foil Blocking

(Or hot foil stamping) is the process of applying metallic or pigment foil to paper or card, where a heated die is stamped onto the foil.

Die Cutting

Is a way to create unique shapes in printed material. It’s often used artistically on covers to cut windows into the book or on interior pages to create flaps.

Scoring

Is the process of making a crease in paper so it will fold easier, a paper score is a ridge that is indented into the paper where the fold line will occur.

Creasing

Is a process that prepares the paper for folding by creating two parallel folding points.

Perforating

Is a process used in the printing industry to allow easy separation of two sections of the material, such as allowing paper to be torn easily along the line.

Numbering

Refers to printing numbers in sequential order on sets of forms or other printed pieces. Each form or piece gets a unique number and is printed in either ascending or descending numerical order.

Kiss Cutting

Is a die cutting process where adhesive-backed foils or papers are cut through, but the laminated backing paper is not. The process got its name because the kiss cutting knife or the steel rule die cuts through the self-adhesive material, but only “kisses” the backing paper without cutting it.

Guillotining

The required to reduce or cut sheets of paper. Most cutting and trimming is performed on a guillotine cutter.

Folding

Is a process of reducing a sheet of paper down to a more usable size or shape.

Drilling

Is the process of creating round holes in paper using a rotating bit that turns with sharp edges.

Glueing

Print adhesives are used when two print pieces need to be attached or when a single piece is connected to itself.

Horseshoe Glueing

Re-moist gumming is a specialised type of glueing where adhesive gum is applied to an area of the sheet of paper to allow subsequent sealing by the end-user. The gum is normally moistened which makes it sticky and attached to another area of the product.

Shrink-Wrapping

Is a process that uses relatively soft polyolefin film in which a loose sheath of film is created around the product, sometimes sealed on two sides.

Trade Finishing

WPG offers a trade service to print companies and print management providers across the UK. Our services include laminating, die-cutting, machine glueing, manual assembly, contract packing and storage services.

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