Finishing operations shape the overall appearance of the product. They include:
Creasing and folding
This process is most often used in the production of advertising and stationery. Creasing uses knives that are factory dulled on materials such as cardboard and paper to prevent cutting and leave a concave mark that helps the folding happen more easily and evenly.
Stamping is an operation that is carried out with the help of a tool in which board knives are embedded, and for its creation a predetermined shape and dimensions are used. This tool is placed on a machine, after which, with pressure, the knives cut the corresponding shape desired by the customer on the material, which can be cardboard, paper, cardboard, corrugated cardboard.
Lamination is the application of a transparent film, which can be matte or glossy, over the already printed product. This process gives a luxurious look and is most often used in digital and offset printing to keep the colors longer intact from external influences.
When using laminate gloss, the colors come out more shiny, while with laminate matte they lose their saturation, but still retain the luxurious look.
Some materials need gluing. For example, every box has at least one side that is glued. This can be done by hand or by machine using different adhesives or adhesives, depending on the function of the package.
Other finishing operations that are not used for every product are: - helix placement - sewing - eyelet placement - magnet placement - bookbinding