Brochures come in various formats and finishes, if you go for a standard printed brochure with no extra finish like UV varnish etc, you can have your staple bound brochures printed VAT free. Along with the different paper grades on offer thus giving you true trade print.
There is also the option to have a thicker 4 page cover and then a different grade's paper for the contents, this is slightly dearer but does give a more professional finish to your brochures. To have all pages the same paper grade is the most cost effective method.
Format: 100x210, A6 105x148, DL 105x210, 105x297, 120x120 (CD booklet), 120x180 (DVD booklet), 148x148, A5 148x210, 210x210, A4 210x297mm
Pages: 8, 12, 16, 20, and up in multiples of 4 up to and including 96 page Quantities: 50 to 50,000.
Paper Cover: 135, 170, 250gsm coated
Paper Contents: 90, 115, 135 gsm coated - 08, 90, 100, 120 gsm offset
Here at MF Trade Print I have two different processing options for your brochures. Staple-binding which gives you a brochure whose individual sheets are easy to remove? Loop-binding staples, on the other hand, allow you to file your brochures in a folder or binder later on.
The spiral binding for your brochures is a metal wire-o-binding. It is available in white, black or silver. The wire-o binding holds the pages of your brochure firmly while at the same time making it easy to flick through them.
The Perfect Binding System uses hot-melt polyurethane adhesive, which is processed at around 130 °C and applied to the back in its melted state. When cooled in the air, the bond solidifies and is then unaffected by heat and moisture. Since a back is required for gluing, this binding is only suitable from 40 pages. It is particularly suitable for gluing large runs and heavy papers. This adhesive binding is an inexpensive alternative to staple binding and is of higher quality than other adhesive bindings on the market. Both binding technologies have advantages and disadvantages. Which one to use depends primarily on the later application.
You can have the surfaces of the cover and brochure content refined for you on request. These options are particularly suitable if, for example, you want to design your brochure as an exclusive product catalogue or want to bind a wedding album. The type of finishing you can choose depends on your choice of paper:
Laminating: if you choose this, your brochure or the cover is coated with a wafer-thin film in matt, gloss, soft touch or linen texture. This film lamination ensures that your print product not only looks more elegant, but it is also more resistant. This makes the lamination perfect for covers and paper with a thickness of 170 gsm or more.
UV varnish: On request your brochure can be coated with a varnish layer. The UV surface varnish is applied on all sides.