Finishing operations are those that shape the appearance of the products. They are:
Folding and creasing
This process is mainly used in the creation of stationery and advertising materials such as flyers, brochures, leaflets, etc. Creasing uses knives that are dulled at the factory on materials such as paper and cardboard to avoid cutting and leave an indentation that helps the folding happen more easily and evenly.
This is an operation where a tool is used that has built-in knives on a board, as they are the creation and using predetermined shape and dimensions. This tool is placed on a machine, after which, by pressure, the knives cut the corresponding shape desired by the customer on the material, which can be paper, cardboard, corrugated cardboard, cardboard.
Lamination is a process where a transparent film, matte or glossy, is placed over the already printed product. This method gives a luxurious look and is most often used in digital and offset printing to keep colors long-lasting 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.
Mostly the boxes need gluing at least on one side. This can be done manually or by machine using different adhesives or self-adhesives, according to the function of the package.
Other finishing operations that are not used for every product are: - placing a spiral, sewing, placing eyelets, placing magnets, etc.