Finishing and Binding

Finishing and binding services near ChicagoBy utilizing the most advanced finishing systems in the world, Graphic Image Corporation (GIC) ensures that you make a professional, sophisticated impression on your audience. Our most recent acquisitions are a punching system and in-line coil binding system allowing us to custom make coil any size/any color for your finished coil bound books.


  • Die-cutting, foil stamping, embossing, laminating
  • Collating, hole-drilling, trimming, scoring
  • Tabbing, padding, booklet making
  • Basic and special folding: Z folds, gate folds, French folds, roll folds
  • Special coatings: Aqueous, UV, Varnish


  • Comb binding – Fast, easy plastic comb binding for proposals and presentations
  • Saddle stitching – Popular for multi-page brochures or POP pieces
  • Side stitching – Appropriate for documents you wish to flip through
  • Coil binding – A plastic spiral binding used for more professional look
  • Perfect binding – Hidden binding used for books and magazines
  • Three-ring binder – We can create the perfect cover for your brand and we’ll even insert it into the front of your binders. We can print and add tabs too!
For more information about our finishing and binding capabilities, please contact us (312) 829-7800.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do my text pages require any special formatting?

Because the process is slightly different with each book binding style, your pages may have some formatting requirements specific to that binding style in order for your book to turn out the way you want. For more information, click on the binding style web page that corresponds to the binding option you have selected for your book project.