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question How does the client check the production?
- The color reference will be either the sample that client sent or the proof that we send and confirm by the client.
- Our production manager checks the file before it makes the plate such as the low resolution images, page number and so on.
And then the production manager will compare all printings with the approved proof.

- The next step before the binding is to fold all signatures and check the pagination and overall color.
- Also the production manager will send the daily production check list with taking picture, so the client can see how it is actually proceeded.
The quantity and way to pack is exaclty same as what we discussed with the client.

Pallet- We always use the fumigated pallet.

When the shipment leaves from Busan port, we will send the shipping document, commercial invoice and packing list and bill of lading.
And when the shipment arrives in the designated port, our shipping agency check and let the client know when it finally arrives.

question Job Process and lead time
  • Following is how we proceed the job and how many days take for each process.

  • 1. Received the file
  • 2. Making the proof (Either soft proof or hard proof)- 1 or 2 days
  • - Soft proof is the PDF file and hard proof is the printed proof.
  • 3. Sending proof- 2 or 3 days for delivery
  • 4. Check the proof by client 
  • 5. Adjustment and final check by PDF file- 1 or 2 days
  • 6. Approval for printing by client
  • 7. Making the plate- 1 or 2 days
  • 8. Printing- 1 ~ 3 days
  • 9. Folding & Binding- 4 ~ 5 days
  • 10. Packing- 1 day
  • 11. Ex-factory

  • When the binding is done, we will send the advance copies.
  • And usually it takes 11 days from Busan port to Long Beach in CA.

question What is the PUR binding?
PUR binding is almost same binding as the perfect binding.

But PUR (polyurethane reactive) glue is the most durable binding glue available, offering design flexibility for any number of applications, including brochures, catalogues, instruction manuals and art books.

Advantages of PUR binding
PUR has superior flexibility, which prevents the spine from cracking when the book is opened wide or pressed down flat.
Compared to EVA adhesive, PUR offers 40% to 60% better resistance to page pull-out. 
In fact, it is nearly impossible to pull a page out of a book bound with PUR adhesive.
PUR’s performance and structural integrity is unaffected by extreme cold or hot environments.

Limitations of PUR binding
- Binding cost is more expensive than the Perfect binding
- It needs a time to dry the spine.
question What is the coil or twin wire binding?
Coil or Twin wire binding, is the best binding method for materials that must lay open and flat for easy reading.

The advantages of wire binding
- The pages can be opened a full 360 degrees.
The pages turn easily and stay put.
It can accommodate low page counts or high page counts.
It works well with index tabs.
It is a readily available binding method.

Limitations of wire binding
- Binding cost is more expensive than perfect or saddle stitch binding
- It takes more time than other binding

question What is the saddle stitch binding?
Booklets are bound with staples along its folded edge. 
This method is used for thinner books (4-80 pages), and is the most economical solution for binding.
This binding method is used most commonly with: catalogs, owner manuals, children's book, corperate Bulletins

Advantages of Saddle Stitching
– Least expensive of all binding options
– Fast
– Lies relatively flat
– Special gatefolds and foldouts are possible
– Can use a self-cover or a separate cover

Limitations of Saddle Stitching
- Longevity. 
(The wire stitching takes its toll on the paper and is not recommended for pieces intended for heavy use.)
– Limited amount of paper variations within the piece.
 For example, if you are stitching two 16-page forms together to create a 32-page self-cover brochure, and you want pages 3 and 4 to be different paper, then pages 1 though 8 and 25 through 32 will also be different paper.
– No printable
– Thickness limitations. (The maximum page count is 80pp and if the paper is heavy stock, the page count should be less)
question What is the perfect binding (Soft cover)?

Perfect binding is commonly used for catalogs, directories and paperback books that have a higher page count. 
Pages are glued together at the spine with a strong, flexible glue. 
The cover is wrapped around the glued pages, and the brochure or catalog is then trimmed to its finished size.

Advantages of Perfect Binding
– Overall valuable look and appeal
– Printable spine
– Longevity
– Ability to creatively interleaf pages. 

   Use a variety of aper weights, colors and finishes nearly anywhere you like.

Limitations of Perfect Binding
Does not lay flat. You lose design space in the gutter area.
Not suggested for applications in which hands-free reading is
important (e.g., cookbooks or instruction manuals)

– Recommended thickness:
Minimum: .125 inch (if spine is printed) or .0625 inch if spine isn’t printed.
Maximum: 2.25 inches