Once you have put ink or toner on paper, you will need to do something else to finish your project for maximum impact. KP offers a complete range of finishing solutions to make your printed project stand out.


The definition of finishing has expanded over time to refer to any of the operations required to make the press sheet into your finished product. Activities include trimming, folding, die cutting, gluing, stitching, and drilling as well as many others. Special effects such as foil stamping, embossing, UV coating and laminating are other finishing processes offering a myriad of opportunities to create a one of a kind piece.


One of the first steps in planning your printed piece is the creative process. KP can help you to design a piece that serves your required purpose and stays within your budget. Our CAD designer is an expert at creating structural pieces for mailers, packaging, point of sale displays and pocket folders and CD sleeves. KP will create a mockup for your review and to make sure that the piece goes together as planned and can be manufactured in the most cost effective manner. Once the design and mockup have been approved, your designer can create art to the die line that we provide. KP can print the piece and do all of the required die cutting, folding, gluing and assembly under one roof.

Offset printed pieces are generally printed multiples to a press sheet. That means that trimming to the proper size is required as well as other finishing operations. Your piece may require scoring, perforating, folding, or drilling. For multi-page products such as booklets, KP can provide all of the binding options that may be required such as saddle stitching, perfect binding, coil binding, wire-O binding or comb binding.

KP provides expertise as most finishing techniques have very specific requirements about the types of paper, grain, size and other details.

Digitally printed pieces offer some additional finishing options. KP can provide in-line finishing options such as saddle stitching or perfect binding for your multi-page books. For wide format digital pieces such as posters and banners, you might choose to mount sheets to foam core or laminate them. Adding grommets to a banner or mounting a vinyl banner on a roll up stand are important to your ultimate use.

KP can provide the expert advice you need for any of your finishing choices. Most finishing techniques have very specific requirements about the types of paper, grain, size and other details. High quality finishing will allow you to achieve your desired results with offset or digitally printed pieces and add value to your printed pieces.

If you’re interested in seeing different finishing processing for yourself, email us at to schedule a tour at one of our facilities or call us at 1-800-328-3284. To learn more about finishing options, see our case study for “New Product Launch”