Press Punching | Bindery
Punching | Punching Specifications
A web press has the ability to punch file holes into printed products during the printing operation. Consider the following points when planning an application with press file hole punching:
- Standard configurations are:
- two holes, 2 3/4" center to center,
top or bottom of the application.
- three holes, 4 1/4" center-to-center
on the left side of the application.
- Configurations other than standard may have restrictions so it is best to consult
the print provider for information on their capabilities.
- Press punching is less expensive on larger runs due to the efficiency
of printing and punching an application in one operation.
File holes may also be punched as a secondary or "off-line"
operation in the bindery department. Consider the following points:
- The standard configurations are the same as for the press punching.
- There are no restrictions on non-standard punching configurations.
- Bindery punching is more expensive on longer runs due to the additional labor
involved in being an offline operation.
Specifications needed by your supplier:
- Number of holes
- Diameter size of the hole
- Center to center measurement from hole to hole
- Location of the holes on the printed product
3 holes - 1/4" Diameter - 4 1/4"
center to center at the left
Note: it is also important to indicate if the holes are parallel to the
depth or parallel to the width of the document.
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