In a nutshell, print finishing refers to anything done to printed material after it comes off the press or printer.
Some print finishing solutions actually happen at the end of the printing process, before the paper comes off the press. While these ‘inline’ finishing operations have increased in number due to digital printing, the majority of print finishing happens completely separately to the printing process and are called ‘offline’ finishing.
From mounting on boards to shrinkwrapping, finishing operations can be almost as varied as what’s on the paper. Here’s your guide to just about everything that can be considered print finishing: