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Real World Print Production with Adobe Creative Suite Applications by Claudia McCue

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Finishing

There’s some overlap between the pressroom and a dedicated bindery, since some finishing functions, such as scoring or perforation, may take place on press or may be accomplished in the bindery. But traditionally, operations such as trimming, folding, stitching, and die cutting are done in the finishing department or bindery.

Trimming

Large, heavy-duty trimming equipment is used to cut printed sheets to final size or to cut apart ganged content such as business cards. In some cases, trimming may take place before binding, although some pieces are bound first. For example, a business-reply card would be trimmed to the correct size before being bound into a publication. But the signatures of a book would be trimmed after being bound ...

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