Print: Binding & Print Finishing

Charlesworth Print Binding
All binding and finishing processes are done on site through our bindery division, Hammonds.

Our comprehensive bookbinding and print finishing services include:
• Perfect Binding – including PUR, burst, notch, slot and lock
• PUR Binding – up to 250,000 copies
• Short Run Binding - 5 to 500 copies, digitally printed, collated book blocks
• Section Sewing
• Case Binding
• Gather, Stitch, Trim - saddle stitching
• Wiro & Spiral Binding
• Print Finishing
• Loose Leaf Finishing - drilling and collating
• Folding
• Laminating
• Shrink Wrapping
• Print Finishing

Binding lines are located alongside our presses for maximum efficiency. Work can be bound within extremely tight time schedules courtesy of twenty four hour shift working and ongoing investment in highly automated finishing equipment.

PUR bookbinding Information

Suitable for publications that are heavily used or need a long shelf life, where greater strength of binding and durability is required such as directories, manuals, catalogues, brochures and prospectuses,

The use of PUR adhesives has a number of benefits over conventional hot melt glues. PUR allows greater flexibility and strength to the binding, which is unaffected by extremes of temperature, hot or cold.

PUR binding is a suitable softback binding for books with high gloss and heavy weight papers, as PUR allows heavy bleed of colour into the spine and no notching is required.

For more information on our trade book binding and print finishing services visit our bindery division web site at