Your High-Volume, Complex Finishing Jobs Made Simple

Your production schedule is packed, your finishing department is overloaded, and your customer is expecting timely delivery in just two days. Sound familiar?

When you need post press finishing services, we’ve got the high-capacity finishing equipment, friendly people, and management team to deliver on your promises – and ours.

Out-source your Post Press Needs
You can hand it all to us. When a job requires more bandwidth or knowledge than you have available, you can place it on our shoulders.  Our team is ready and available 24/7 when you need us. Finishing is all we do and we do it around the clock.
Co-Source Your Post Press Needs
You can share the load with us. You can balance workload and responsibility between our talent base, and yours.  Together we decide whose does what and where. We can do as little or as much as you need.
Design & Collaborate On Your Post Press Needs
Are you exploring design and assembly options for a new project? We can help with custom mockups, one-of-a-kind dies, and handcrafted samples. Post Press helps maintain innovative designs while introducing production practicality.

We know what works well and we know what to avoid. We also research designs and new techniques from all over the country to make sure you have the most attractive and durable finishes, folds and binding available.

Our Promise to You
We handle your finishing project from beginning to end. We take ownership and responsibility and we treat your people, and your printed materials, with care and respect. Whether you’re a long-time customer or a brand new one, you can count on us for helpfulness and beautiful finishing.

We Can Handle (Almost) Anything You Need

Our 100,000 sq. foot facility has over 100 pieces of automated printing finishing equipment, making us the largest and most capable bindery and finishing companies in the Midwest.

Here’s what we can do. Call us if you don’t see what you need, we can probably handle that, too.

Letterpress

  • Foil Stamping
  • Foil Embossing
  • Embossing and Debossing
  • Scratch Off Foil
  • Die Cutting
  • Kiss Cutting
  • Perforating (Perfing)
  • Scoring
  • Cut Scoring
  • Numbering
Folding & Gluing

  • Folding
  • Folding and Gluing
  • Remoist
  • Re-Folding
  • Gate Folding
  • Map Folding
  • Pocket Folders
Books & Binding

  • Saddle Stitching
  • Loop Stitching
  • Perfect Binding
  • PUR
  • Wire-O Binding
  • Plastic Coil Binding
  • Spiral Wire Binding
  • Concealed & Semi Concealed Binding
  • Collating
Specialty

  • Tip On
  • Camera Matching
  • Wafer Seal
  • Labeling
  • Ink Jet
  • Transfer Tape
  • Eyelet Inserting
  • Poster Rolling
  • String Tie
  • Laminating (Mounting)
  • Padding
  • Shrink Wrap
  • Drilling
  • Cutting
  • Handwork and Fulfillment

No project is too big, too complex, or too challenging. We can handle it because we invest in the equipment, know-how, and processes that make your printed pieces even better and more cost-competitive.

Bograma Inline Die Cutting
You have to see it to believe it. This piece can handle inline die cutting behind a folder or stitcher. Die cut shapes on the head, foot and face of books. Fold and slit multiple up configurations.

Die Cutting & Embossing

  • (12) Machines (Bobst, Heidelberg, Kluge, Yawa, Young Shin, Brausse)
  • 57” Platen with in-line stripping
  • 41” Brausse die cutter (just added)
  • 40″ Platens with in-line stripping
  • Embossing / Debossing
  • Cut-scoring / kiss-cut
  • Perfing / micro-perfing 3″ x 4″ Minimum
  • 40″ x 57″ Maximum
  • Numbering (crash) (10″ x 15″ Max)
  • Offline blanker

Foil Stamping

  • (5) Hot-Foil Stamping Machines
  • Foil Stamping & Foil embossing
  • 28 x 20” maximum sheet size
  • 28 x 40” for short runs – hand feed

Pocket Folders & Boxes

  • (2) Moll Marathons with final-fold & bump-n-turn
  • Capacity (zipper style) pockets – run automatic
  • Capacity (gusseted or boxed) hand fold / tape
  • 3/4-Panel Pocket Folders – most automated
  • Creative and Unusual Designs – automated

Folding & Gluing

  • High speed Chameleon folder gluer
  • (5) Bottom feeders (3) w/ Versafold tables
  • Hot and cold permanent
  • Gummy glue (repositionable)
  • Straight line hot remoistenable glue
  • Pattern cold remoistenable glue
  • Self-Mailers (form env, remoist, perf and fold)
  • Spine gluing (8, 10, 12 or 16 page booklets)
  • (18) Glue systems
  • (2) MBO folders w/ glue rollers

Cutting

  • Polar cutting system with pre-jogging & stacking
  • Weigh-counting and robotic stacker
  • (3) Programmable cutters
  • 4-Side signature gathering and trimming
  • 57″ maximum cut
  • NEW off-line blanking system/ scrapper

Tipping

  • Business cards, magnets, more!
  • Tip on CR80 plastic cards
  • Loose tip inserts into pocket folders or sleeves & fold pocket around – No Handwork!
  • (3) inserts in the same pass possible
  • Read, tip & inkjet to match
  • Tip to sigs
  • Mag strips & hangers

Saddle-Stitching

  • (1) 6 pocket machine (Gutter must be 1⁄4”)
  • (1) 8 pocket high speed machine with automated setup (Gutter must be 1⁄4”)
  • 4th & 5th knife capability
  • Minimum Trim Size 2.75″ x 4.3” (Smaller trims possible with utilization of Bograma inline die cutting between trim unit and delivery table on stitcher)
  • Maximum Trim Size 12″ x 18.5”
  • Can produce books 3-up & 4-up utilizing Bogramas inline die cutting between trim unit and delivery table on stitcher
  • 3-Hole punch inline possible

Perfect-Binding (Soft Cover)

  • PUR or EVA binding
  • 16 Pockets in one pass – can do multiple passes
  • 1/16″ to 3” book thickness
  • Minimum 4″ x 5”
  • Maximum 11.8″ x 15.25”
    (Larger books possible but require offline trimming)
  • 1/8” Head/Foot/Face trims preferred – Min 1/16”
  • 1/8” Glue Trap Head/Foot preferred – Min 1/16”
  • Cover Stock Minimum Thickness – 100# cover weight (coated or uncoated)

Wire-O Binding

  • Many standard colors to choose
  • High speed Wire-O line
  • (1) Automatic punch
  • (4) Hand punches
  • Maximum book thickness 1″
  • Maximum binding edge 17″
  • Books lay flat and flip 360 degrees
  • Concealed & Semi-concealed covers

Spiral Wire Binding

  • Many colors available
  • Maximum binding edge 34″
  • Maximum book thickness 1″
  • We manufacture all sizes, lengths & pitches

Plastic Coil Binding

  • Many Colors to choose from
  • In-House coil manufacturing
  • High speed coil inserting system
  • (3) Coil inserting stations
  • (1) Automatic Punch
  • (4) Hand Punches
  • Max binding edge 34″
  • Books lay flat and flip 360 degrees
  • Concealed and Semi-Concealed Covers
  • (2) Hand punches
  • Max binding edge 34″
  • Max Book thickness – please call
  • Books lay flat and flip 360 degrees
  • Concealed and semi-concealed covers

Folding

  • (7) full-size MBO folders
  • 30″ x 45″ 6-plate map folder
  • Map folding
  • Double-gate folding
  • Re-folding (stitched booklets)
  • Z-knife folding

Collating

  • High-speed vacuum feed collating lines
  • (16) and (40) pocket collating lines
  • Flat sheets and/or signatures
  • Coated and/or un-coated stocks
  • 12-1/2″ x 18-1/2″ maximum sheet size
  • 4″ x 5″ minimum

Shrink Wrapping

  • Fully automatic systems w/in-feed conveyors
  • 3 x 3″ minimum package
  • Limitless length w/continuous side-seal
  • Accurate counting and batching

Poster Rolling

  • Semi-automatic
  • With or without mailing tubes
  • 40″ maximum width
  • Maximum length – please call

Transfer Tape Laying

  • High-speed In-line application
  • High-tack tapes
  • Removable tapes
  • Foam tape
  • Hi-low tape
  • Reinforced tape

Handwork

  • Kit packing
  • Inserting
  • Hand taping and gluing
  • Counting
  • Tying (string, elastic)

Laminating

  • Autobond 2 sided high speed laminator
  • Maximum sheet size 29” x 40”
  • Minimum sheet size 9” x 12”
  • 80# text to 24 point board
  • 1.2mil to 10mil
  • 2 sided sealed edge lamination in single pass Matte / textured, gloss, soft-touch
  • Flying knife cross cutter

Eyeletting & Hole Drilling

  • Semi-automatic
  • 3/16″ inside diameter
  • Brass and black in stock
  • Up to 5 holes in one pass

Padding

  • Semi-automated hot melt padding system
  • Maximum size 26″
  • Conventional cold padding

Mailing Services

  • Mail list processing – CASS and NCOA certification
  • Addressing and variable data
  • (2) UV inkjet systems w/ 4.25″ continuous print
  • Tabbing / wafer seal and gluing
  • (2) Camera Matching System – Read unique data to inkjet matching data
  • Digital UV ink jet system
  • Camera matching system for ink jet/ mailing jobs
  • Self-mailers
  • Repositionable glue for bulk mail
  • Postal pre-sorting
  • Re-folding

If there’s a cut, fold, glue, stitch or stamp you need, we’ve probably done it, we can do it, or we’ll figure it out.

Call us and let’s talk about finishing what you started.