Most printing jobs require bindery and / or finishing. This final stage in production adds one or more days after printing is completed.

FAQ  Bindery Price List

Bindery services

In-house bindery capabilities include: binding (comb and spiral), booklet making, collating, cutting, envelope inserting, folding, hole drilling, hole punching, laminating, padding, perforating, scoring, shrink wrapping, stapling and trimming. 

Bindery procedures

It is important to consider the bindery procedures when designing the printed piece.

Folds can be specific as: single, parallel, and right angle. A single fold makes one fold line. In parallel folding, each fold is parallel to the others such as in a business letter also called a tri-fold.

Booklets can be produced by collating, folding in half, saddle stitching, and trimming the front edge.

Padding is the process of applying glue to the edge of individuals sheets to form a pad (e.g., memo pads or multiple page business forms). Carbonless form are padded using a special glue.

Trimming is necessary because most printing materials are not printed at the finished size. Smaller pieces will be printed in multiples and cut apart for efficiency and cost savings. Printed pieces with bleed (printing extending to the edge of the sheet) need to be trimmed to produce a clean edge. Booklets will also be trimmed to produce smooth edges.

Scoring is the indentation made on heavier paper so that it will fold easily and accurately. Scoring can reduce cracking along the fold but it will not eliminate it entirely if there is solid ink coverage or if the score is not running with the grain of the paper. Some paper stock will not fold without cracking.

Bindery prices

Book binding, priced per book

Book bindery description Price
Booklet fold and staple in-line, priced per book 0.15
Booklet fold and staple off-line, priced per book  0.25
Coverbind, Clear front, black linen back 1.75 
Coverbind, Custom front and back cover  2.00 
Coverbind, Hard cover 4.00 
GBC Comb binding (less than 1") in-line 1.50 
GBC Comb binding (less than 1") off-line  2.00 
GBC Comb binding (greater than 1") in-line  1.85 
GBC Comb binding (greater than 1") off-line 2.35 
Wire binding (less than 1") in-line 1.50 
Wire binding (less than 1") off-line 2.00 
Wire binding (greater than 1") in-line 1.85
Wire binding (greater than 1") off-line 2.35

Cutting / trimming, priced per sheet

Cutting / trimming description Price
Cut / trim business cards (per sheet) 0.20
 Cut / trim (per 100 sheets)  0.50
Cut / trim - Preprinted materials (per 100 sheets)  1.00 

Folding, priced per sheet

Folding description Price
Legal double, average set-up 0.03
Letter label fold, average set-up 0.02
Letter tri-fold, average set-up 0.02 
Letter Z-fold, average set-up 0.02
Tabloid double fold, average set-up 0.04
Tabloid half fold, average set-up  0.02
Legal double, special set-up 0.06
Letter label fold, special set-up 0.04
Letter tri-fold, special set-up 0.04
Letter Z-fold, special set-up 0.04
Tabloid double fold, special set-up 0.08
Tabloid half fold, special set-up 0.04

Hand work, priced per minute

Price
0.50

Inserting, priced per sheet

Inserting description Price
Inserter - 1 piece 0.03
Inserter - 2 piece  0.035
Inserter - 3 piece 0.04
Inserter - 1 piece, pre-printed materials 0.045
Inserter - 2 piece, pre-printed materials 0.05
Inserter - 3 piece, pre-preinted materials 0.055

Laminating pouches, priced per piece

Laminating pouches description Price
Business card, 5 Mil, 2.25 x 3.75 0.75
Credit card, 5 Mil, 2.125 x 3.375 0.75
Index card, 5 Mil, 3.5 x 5.5 0.75 
Jumbo, 5 Mil, 3 x 4.375 0.75 
Ledger, 3 Mil, 11 ¼ x 14 ¼  2.00
Legal, 3 Mil, 8.5 x 14 1.50
Legal, 5 Mil, 8.5 x 14 1.75
Letter, 3 Mil, 8.5 x 11 1.50
Letter, 5 Mil, 8.5 x 11 1.75
Photo, 5 Mil, 6 x 9  1.00
Tabloid, 3 Mil, 12 x 18 2.00
Wide Format, Priced per square foot 2.00

Laminating roll, priced per piece

Laminating roll description Price
5 Mil, 8.5 x 11 or smaller, 1-sided laminate, gloss 1.37
5 Mil, 8.5 x 11 or smaller, 2-sided laminate, gloss 1.58
5 Mil, 8.5 x 11 or smaller, 1-sided laminate, matte 1.50
5 Mil, 8.5 x 11 or smaller, 2-sided laminate, matte 1.84
3 Mil, 8.5 x 11 or smaller, 1-sided laminate, silk 1.42
3 Mil, 8.5 x 11 or smaller, 2-sided laminate, silk 1.68
5 Mil, 8.5 x 11 or smaller, 1-side gloss, 1-side matte 1.71
5 Mil, 8.5 x 11 or smaller, 1-side gloss, 1-side silk 1.63
5 Mil, 8.5 x 11 or smaller, 1-side silk, 1-side matte 1.76
5 Mil, larger than 8.5 x 11 up to 12 x 18, 1-sided laminate, gloss 1.57
5 Mil, larger than 8.5 x 11 up to 12 x 18, 2-sided laminate, gloss 1.88
5 Mil, larger than 8.5 x 11 up to 12 x 18, 1-sided laminate, matte 2.90
5 Mil, larger than 8.5 x 11 up to 12 x 18, 2-sided laminate, matte 2.27
3 Mil, larger than 8.5 x 11 up to 12 x 18, 1-sided laminate, silk 1.51
3 Mil, larger than 8.5 x 11 up to 12 x 18, 2-sided laminate, silk 2.03
5 Mil, larger than 8.5 x 11 up to 12 x 18, 1-side gloss, 1-side matte 2.07
5 Mil, larger than 8.5 x 11 up to 12 x 18, 1-side gloss, 1-side silk 1.96
5 Mil, larger than 8.5 x 11 up to 12 x 18, 1-side silk, 1-side matte 2.15

Padding

Padding description Price
Pads padded, priced per pad 0.60
Pads padded, pre-printed materials, priced per pad 0.75
Sheets padded, priced per sheet 0.0055
Sheets padded, pre-printed materials, priced per sheet 0.0075

Shrink wrap, priced per package

Shrink wrap description Price
Shrink wrap 0.50

Stapling, priced per staple

Stapling description Price
Staple, in-line 0.01
Staple, off-line 0.05

Miscellaneous, priced per item

Description Price
Black poly covers 0.50
Chipboard 0.15
Mailing tube, 42" x 3" 4.50
Mylar clear covers 0.50
Packets 0.70
Special set-up, bindery equipment 10.00
Stationery / business card box 1.00
Tab sets (set of 5 tabs) 1.25

Updated 6/20/19