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Press Punching

File holes are punched on a web press as the single sheet products are being printed.

  • Standard configurations are:
         - two holes, 2 3/4" center to center, top or bottom of the sheet.
         - three holes, 4 1/4" center to center on the left side of the sheet.
  • Configurations other than standard may have restrictions so consult your supplier.
  • Press punching is less expensive on larger runs due to the efficiency of punching on the press as the product is being printed.


Bindery Punching

File holes are punched as a secondary or "off-line" operation in the bindery department.

  • 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 labor involved in being an offline operation.


Punching Specifications

Specifications needed by your supplier:

Number of holes - Diameter size of hole - Center to center measurement from hole to hole - Location

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.


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