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Big Investment in Lay-flat Binding

February 2013

Halstan has invested in manufacturing systems that broaden the range of lay-flat binding options for its mono and colour digital and litho printing. This equipment, which is the first of its type in the UK, can produce:

  • Short-run thread sewn publications
  • Thread sewn and perfect bound lay-flat publications using specially-developed cold adhesives
  • Thread sewn and perfect bound Otabind lay-flat publications using specially-developed cold adhesives

Lay-flat binding is important, if not essential for:

  • Music scores
  • Educational books
  • Technical manuals
  • Cookbooks
  • Directories, reference books and yearbooks

 

 

Technical note: hot melt adhesives, either EVA or PUR, dry quickly and can therefore be shipped on the same day. However, they are not very flexible and eventually go brittle. Only cold adhesives which dry through absorption into the paper and are very flexible produce a true lay-flat book.
Print-Letters
Otabind

 

This investment supplements the recent increase in Halstan's digital printing capacity and is available now for mono and colour books, digital or litho printing on coated and uncoated papers.

 

Short-run - Lay-flat - Otabind - Thread-sewn - Perfect bound