Print Finishing Services

We are the leading print finishing shop on Vancouver Island which performs a wide variety of services to enhance the function and appearance of printed pieces. Finishing and post production refers to value-added enhancements that are performed after the ink has been applied to the paper. There’s a lot beyond printing that can enhance or devalue your materials.

DIE CUTTING – Don’t limit your project to a square — give your product curves or have intricate folded patterns cut to suit. A die cut is achieved by first creating a steel-rule die that is used for cutting the material in the desired shape. We can produce anything from display boxes, header cards, point-of-purchase displays, to pocket folders. We have a wide range of “stock” cutting forms at your disposal, with no charge for their usage. Or we can help you design a custom form to give your project an extra something.

FOILING – Foil stamping is the only printing process capable of applying bright, non-tarnishable metallic effects to paper. The basic concept behind foil stamping is simple. The process is achieved when a stamping die is mounted on a platen and heated. Foil is then placed between the die and the material to be imprinted. When the die presses against the foil, the heat releases the coloring layer from the foil and binds it to the end product.

EMBOSSING – Embossing creates a raised image on the paper. Embossing adds a distinctive touch to folders, business cards, stationery, folders, and covers. Embossing is the process in which paper is pressed into a relief using heat and pressure. It requires an etched metal die and a matching counterdie. When a paper stock is pressed between the heated die and the counterdie, the desired image is pressed into the stock.

FOLDING & GLUING – When it comes to putting your project all together we’ve got you covered. We do it all including half-folds, tri-folds, letter fold, gate folds, z-folds, accordion folds and more.

HANDWORK – ASSEMBLY – Sometimes certain jobs require special attention, for this very reason we also offer hand assembly when your job requires it. We can make your project come together by putting all the finishing touches on it to make it really get noticed.

Our wide range of specialized production services ensure that we are able to meet whatever production need or service need you have

  • Spot Varnish
  • Coil Binding
  • Saddle Stitching
  • Chicago Screwing
  • 3-hole Punch
  • Drilling
  • Corner Rounding
  • Folding
  • Perforation
  • Scoring
  • Cutting
  • Unaddressed Mailing & Bundling
  • Numbering & Variable Print
  • Laminating
  • Padding
  • Perfect Binding
  • Die Cutting
  • Foiling
  • Embossing
  • Gluing
  • Custom Packaging
  • Handwork-Assembly
  • Shrink wrapping
  • Custom Labels & much more!

Coastal Colour Print & Design is the most complete in-house offset & digital print shop on Vancouver Island!

150 Wallace Street,
Nanaimo BC, V9R 5B1

Phone: 250-248-4424

Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri 9AM - 5PM