When press punching, file holes are punched on a
web press as the forms are being printed.
- Standard configurations are:
- Two holes, 2 3/4" center to center top or bottom of form
- Three holes, 4 1/4" center to center on left side of form
- Configurations other than standard may have restrictions - consult
- Less expensive on larger runs due to efficiency of punching on
the press as the form is being printed.
When bindery punching, file holes are punched as
a secondary operation in the bindery department.
- Standard configurations are the same as for press punching.
- There are no restrictions on non-standard configurations when
using bindery punching.
- Bindery punching is more expensive on longer run quantities due
to it being an offline operation.
- There may be more problems with sheets sticking together in the
paper tray when printing through the laser printer.
Specifications needed by your supplier:
Number of holes - Diameter size of
Center to center measurement from hole to hole - Position
Example: 3 holes - 1/4" Dia.
- 4 1/4" center to center - at left
Also indicate if the holes are parallel
to the depth or parallel to the width.