In a prior post, we used the term “three process project”.  Then it dawned on me that you might not  be aware of all the processes that go on in the print shop.

Printing is just one process. There are others:

  • Trimming
  • Folding / Stuffing
  • Creasing
  • Padding
  • Perforating
  • Stapling
  • Binding

Padding comes in two forms: hard pad and fan-apart.Moneypad

Hard pad is the adhesive used to create a standard kind of note pad. You know, the kind where you tear off one sheet at a time.

We use it also to create gift pads of money with personalized covers.Money Pads


Businesses sometimes use multi-part forms to be filled out, with the white copy going to the customer, the yellow copy going to the accounting department and the pink copy staying with the sales person or some other distribution.

These are printed on a no-carbon-required paper that is especially coated to transfer writing to the papers beneath the one being written on.

Because these forms need to be put together in two or three or four page sets, we use a particular adhesive called fan-apart. It is designed to adhere only to the coated sides of the paper.

Since the top sheet is only coated on the back of the sheet and the bottom sheet is only coated on the front of the sheet, these can be stacked in multiple sets and “glued” on the edge. When they are taken out of the padding form, we can simply “fan” them, and the sheets separate themselves into finished sets.


These may or may not be numbered.

We generally allow at least one day for the padding process. Just one more step to think about. One day to add to the lead-time required for the job.


Remember, at DuMond Printing, business is personal.

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Lyons, KS 67554


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