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Shipment terms 

We are located in Guangzhou city which is near to Huangpu or Nansha port.It is quick to send the books to the forwarder to make custom clearence and release the goods in time.
1) EXW:
Ex Works -- Title and risk pass to buyer including payment of all transportation and insurance cost from the seller's door. Used for any mode of transportation
2) DDU:
Delivered Duty Unpaid-- The seller should deliver the goods to the specified destination of the buyer's,but not deal with importing formalities and loading the goods. All risk and feight to desitination should be responsible for to the seller not including any importing duties in desitination country when customs formalities are needed to deal with.
3) FOB:
Free On Board and risk pass to buyer including payment of all transportation and insurance cost once delivered on board the ship by the seller. Used for sea or inland waterway transportation.
4) CFR:
Cost and Freight -- Title, risk and insurance cost pass to buyer when delivered on board the ship by seller who pays the transportation cost to the destination port. Used for sea or inland waterway transportation.
5) CIF:
Cost, Insurance and Freight -- Title and risk pass to buyer when delivered on board the ship by seller who pays transportation and insurance cost to destination port. Used for sea or inland waterway transportation.

Perfect Binding

Perfect binding is a punchless binding method that works by fastening the book block to the cover spine.
The sections are rough-cut in the back to make them absorb the hot glue. The other three sides are then face trimmed. This is what allows the magazine or paperback book to be opened.

Perfect Binding was originally created in the 1920’s and was used to create books that can “lay-flat”. Perfect binding is done by applying cold glue to sewn or stitched book blocks.

Machines used to bind a book this way are called Perfect Binders, oddly enough. Perfect binders are an essential part of any professional printing industry as it creates a better and stronger bind then the majority of saddle stitches. As saddle stitching has its benefits, Perfect Binding is mainly used in paperback novels and a variety of textbooks. Perfect Binding was originally done by hand using a variety of tools and equipment. To the right is a video showing the machine used and the process of perfect book binding.

Pros and Cons of Perfect Binding


  • Stronger Bind than Saddle Stitching
  • Allows the book to “lay-flat”

  • More affordable than Saddle Stitch
  • Quicker to bind
  • Achieves a professional look for company brochures and catalogues.
  • Allows for larger bind than Saddle Stitch.


  • Perfect Binding requires a thick layer of glue for larger binding.
  • As Perfect Binding makes better binds with thinner, lower quality paper, it does not work as well with high quality paper or hardcovers.
  • The bind is likely to give out under extreme temperatures like extreme heat or cold, so books that are in cars that are parked in the sun for too long will be damaged.

Facts about Perfect Binding:

The minimum thickness required for Perfect Binding is 10mm while the maximum thickness is 25mm.
Perfect Binding is also known as Perfect Bound, Lay-Flat, Eurobind, and Paperback Binding.
There are several types of glues used in perfect binding. These include:

  • Polyvinyl Acetate
  • Poly Urethane Reactive
  • Ethyl Vinyl Acetate

Other types of Book Binding are,

Tape Binding
- a system the wraps and glues a piece of tape around the base of the document. A tape binding machine system will usually be used to complete the binding process and to activate the thermal adhesive on the glue strip.

Wire Binding-
a type of binding that is used for books that will be viewed or read in an office or home type environment. The binding involves the use of a "C" shaped wire spine that is squeezed into a round shape using a wire closing device. Double wire binding allows books to have smooth crossover and is affordable in many colors.

HardCover Binding- "
Case binding" is the most common type of hardcover binding for books. The pages are arranged in signatures and glued together into a "textblock.". The textblock is then attached to the cover or "case" which is made of cardboard covered with paper, cloth, vinyl or leather. This is also known as perfect binding, cloth binding, or edition binding.

Comb Binding-
uses a 9/16" pitch rectangular hole pattern punched near the bound edge. A curled plastic "comb" is fed through the slits to hold the sheets together. Comb binding allows a book to be disassembled and reassembled by hand without damage.

Sattle Stitch-
Stapling through the centerfold, also called saddle-stitching, joins a set of nested folios into a single magazine issue; most Comic Books are well-known examples of this type. Magazines are considered more ephemeral than books, and less durable means of binding them are usual. In general, the cover papers of magazines will be the same as the inner pages or only slightly heavier (soft cover). Most magazines are stapled or saddle-stitched.

Coil/Spiral Binding-
the most economical form of mechanical binding when using plastic or metal. It is commonly used for atlases and other publications where it is necessary or desirable to be able to open the publication back on itself without breaking the spine. There are several types but basically it is made by punching holes along the entire length of the spine of the page and winding a wire helix (like a spring) through the holes to provide a fully flexible hinge at the spine.


Saddle Stitching in Relation to Perfect Binding

Saddle stitching is mainly used on magazines and newsletters. Saddle stitching can be used with staples or stitches and works with side stitching. Saddle stitching is rare these days as perfect binding has replaced the majority of print techniques. Saddle stitching is done by securing loose printed, folded, and nested pages with stitches or staples down the middle of the fold (the spine). Perfect Binding creates a flat spine which can be printed upon. The spine of a Saddle-Stitched book cannot be printed on, because a Saddle-Stitched book can lay almost flat when opened. It works well for artwork that spans across two pages. Also, Perfect Bound books are more of a permanent solution compared to saddle stitching as the binding is stronger. Saddle stitching is used mainly for temporary solutions like newsletters or flyers. Though all these factors (price, durability, and size) are taken into account when choosing the proper binding option, saddle stitching is used mainly in smaller publications (up to 48 pages), anything more than 48 pages is usually perfect bound.

Why Choose Perfect Binding Over Other Methods?

When a book is perfect-bound, all the pages sit neatly and evenly in the book, making for a clean and professional presentation. A perfect-bound book also takes up less space on a shelf than a book that has been bound by other methods, such as spiral binding.
When this book block is glued into a paper cover, the glue that attaches the signatures to the spine can flow into the notches or ground-off areas. The increased surface area for the glue allows for more permanent adhesion. The covers and book blocks are then trimmed flush. Unlike case binding, perfect binding involves only gluing the spine to the cover.
Without reinforced endsheets or a binders board cover material, perfect-bound books are less durable than case bound books but are significantly cheaper.

Paper Stock Guide
Shenzhen Image Printing Packaging Ltd offers several different paper stock finishes and weights to choose from. The following briefly describes those finishes and weights to help you pick the right stock for your project.
70#, 80# & 100# Text – As the name implies, these stocks are a 'text' weight. They are very similar to the text weight you might find in a magazine with 70# being the lightest (thinner) and 100# being the heaviest (thicker). These stocks are most commonly used for items like brochures, catalogs, flyers and posters. In addition, the heavier the stock the higher the opacity which will minimize show through from one side of a printed sheet to another.
80#, 100# & 120# Cover - Cover stocks are commonly found on products which require a more substantial weight like postcards, pocket folders, catalog covers or door hangers. Many times these products are required to 'stand alone' or protect other pieces within a project. As with text weight, the higher the number the heavier or thicker the paper.
Gloss & Silk Finishes - Gloss and Silk finishes are both considered to be 'coated' sheets. As the name implies, a gloss sheet has a glossy finish and a silk sheet has a silk or matte finish. Gloss stocks are the most commonly used, but silk stocks provide a nice finish and work well with spot gloss varnishes or when a printed piece may need to be written on at some point in its life cycle.

Special Printing techniques
The cutting of shapes from the substrate using a custom-made metal die and stamping machine.

A die-stamping process resulting in a raised (Emboss) or depressed (Deboss) surface on the substrate. Embossing may be executed either without any printing to highlight the affected area (blind Emboss) or as a complement to a printed area, for instance where a logo is first printed on a surface and then embossed.

Embossing (binding & finishing)
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What is Embossing?

In the realm of desktop publishing, finishing is what comes after printing. It's the post-press processing of your print project. Even if you won't handle the finishing personally, knowing what is involved in each step of the finishing processing is vital to helping design and print your project.

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Choose the right scoring and folding methods. Add the finishing touches to your printing with die cuts or embossing.
Bind your pages with coil binding, perfect binding, or other binding techniques and get your printed pieces into the hands of the end user.

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Embossed Logo
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Debossed Logo

Embossing is a process that applies pressure to the backside of paper to alter the surface, giving it a three dimensional or raised effect. It is often used in combination with foil stamping. The procedure involves the use of two dies, one fitting into the other so that the raised die forces the paper into the recessed die to create the embossed impression. The die maker engraves the desired image into several metal plates, which are the embossing dies for the embossing press to use. Generally, embossing is the process most used to attract attention or to convey a high quality textural contrast. Also available is debossing, the opposite effect of embossing.

Saddle Stitch Binding

Saddle Stitch Binding is the process commonly used to bind small publications

General Binding:

General binding is the simply the process of binding many pages together in an organized way. Some types of binding include perfect binding, plastic comb binding, three ring binding, case binding and saddle stitch binding.

Saddle Stitch Definition:

Saddle stitch binding is a method that secures loose prints or folds with a stitch or staples down the spine. This process has also been referred to as saddle-stapling or "booklet making".[


To create the saddle stitch binding, pages are printed on all four sections of the folded sheet.
They are then stacked with any other printed sheets in chronological order and stapled on the
fold line, or saddle. The staple is accomplished on a machine that cuts staples from a roll of wire.
The staples are then inserted onto the fold line of the pages. Saddle stitch booklets commonly use
either a standard cover or self cover. Standard cover use a thicker paper for its cover where self
cover uses the same type paper through out the booklet . For a video on how it's done see the
youtube video Saddle Stitching:

Common Uses:

There are many common uses for saddle stitch binding. This type of binding can hold 2-20 sheets of paper resulted in a maximum of approximately 64-128 pages. The most common uses for saddle stitch is brochures, reports, little books/booklets, plans, manuals, comics, small catalogues, calendars, and magazines.


There are many benefits in choosing saddle stitch binding over the others. First off this type of binding is the cheapest choice for producers who want to print hundreds of their product. It also has a great turn around time, which means its good for on demand orders. This type of binding allows for different sizes from hand/pocket size to the map. It also does not add the weight of a cover and can be mailed easily as well as hole punched to be inserted into a binder.


The disadvantages with choosing to use saddle stitch binding is that there is a maximum of 128 pages of thin paper and 64 pages of heavier paper. You also run into the problem of “page creep”. Page creep happens when the out pages are shorter then the inner pages because they are layer inside each other. This means that the inner pages do not have as much room for design and information. Another disadvantage is that there is a crease which could potentially loose text or images.

Hole Punching:
A process by which holes of a specified size are drilled through a finished, bound catalog or other printed material.
Hot Foil Stamp:
A process whereby a metallic foil is die-stamped on to a substrate (usually paper) to leave an imprinted logo, text or other graphic device in the color and material of the metallic foil. A popular technique for Book Titles, Name Cards and invitations, hot stamps are generally either gold or silver, but may be created in a wide range of metallic colors.
The punching of small holes (usually in straight lines) into a sheet of paper, to make a printed area easy to tear off. Used for vouchers, response cards, etc., various levels of ease in removing the perforated area may be achieved through the spacing between the holes.
A process whereby a crease is created in a straight line on the substrate, primarily used to allow for ease of folding.

Aqueous Coating:
A water based coating whose protective properties lie somewhere above varnish and below UV coatings. Generally used to provide a finish with most of the protective capability of UV coatings, but with more of a satin finish. While providing a richer feel than Varnish, it is also more expensive and may be prone to more defects in the production process.
Film Lamination:
A clear plastic film sheeting that is heat sealed to the paper surface to provide an extremely hard and very protective finish which is even more resistant than UV coating, and at a lower cost to boot. Lamination is available in either matte or gloss application and, in gloss form, is even more glossy than UV Coating. While Matte lamination provides a dull, satin finish that tends to feel fairly rich, Gloss lamination, for some designers may be seen as too glossy or plastic, and therefore somewhat “cheap”.
Spot UV:
A UV coating used to cover a single photo or other isolated area. Spot UV works very well to highlight a photo, logo or other important design attribute, particularly if added to a matte surface, for added contrast. Can be expensive.
Spot Varnish:
A varnish coating used to cover a single photo or other isolated area. Spot Varnish works moderately well to highlight a photo, logo or other important design attribute, but does not create the high contrast effect provided by Spot UV. It is, however, much less expensive, especially if applied inline as a fifth color.
UV Coating:
A coating which, when cured under Ultra-Violet light, creates a glossy, highly protective surface with a rich, smooth feel. While not as protective as Lamination, UV is a very high quality finish, with a price tag to match. It is preferred for high end magazines, catalogs and books. While generally used as an “all over” coating, it can also be used as a Spot UV,
An oil based coating providing a mild sheen and protective qualities to printed material. Varnish may be added in-line when printing (wet trapped), or as an additional coating after the printed matter has dried (dry-trapped) and may be either gloss or matte. While usually added as an “all over” coating, it may also be produced as a Spot Varnish. Varnish is a relatively inexpensive procedure which, when dry trapped to gloss coated paper can provide a rich lustre to a print work, but has neither the protective qualities nor the shine of coatings like UV and Lamination. 

A "Bleed" occurs when photos, graphics or colours print to the edge of the paper. Part of that image (1/8") must be trimmed off to create the bleeds. Please allow for 1/8" bleed on all sides.b. "Bleed" is the term for printing that goes right to the edge of the paper. Printed pieces that have a white border or white around the edges, DO NOT bleed. If you have images or backgrounds that you want to print (bleed) off the edge of the paper, then you must design your job larger than the final CUT SIZE. We create bleeds by actually cutting through the enlarged image/background.

What exactly is Lamination?

The process of applying a film of plastic on the surface of any item is known as laminating. When plastic coating is added to any item it becomes tear-proof and waterproof, since the laminating film encapsulates the item completely by being bonded to both its sides.

What are the Items that Benefit from Laminating?

There are many items that benefit from lamination. For example, many types of paper documents are laminated in order to protect them from smudges, fingerprints, and other types of damage. Sometimes lamination is done in order to enhance the contrast and color of the item.

Lamination can benefit items like menus, identification cards, instruction printed on paper, or any other item that is handles frequently. Lamination helps in keeping materials as good as new for many years, increasing the durability as well as preserving the color. In fact, laminated paper can be gifted, without requiring any additional frames or support.

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