Stay organized and reduce your workload with document collating services from Copy2Copy. Collate refers to the gathering and arranging of individual sheets or other printed components into a predetermined sequence. This creates consistent, logical sets from multiple sections. For example:
- A short-run perfect bound book requires its pages to be collated in numerical order before it can be bound.
- multi-part forms and checks are created from individual sheets collated in a specific sequence.
Keep in mind that the individual parts of a print project can be collated without having to be bound or fastened together. For example, document assembly of promotional packets – like those used for:
- Sales Presentations
- Instructional Handouts
- And other marketing purposes
We offer 2 types of collating services:
Inline Collation (Machine Collating): Collating can occur as the various components are being created on the digital printer. Generally, if the pieces within a document set have similar characteristics, they can be collated with an automated piece of equipment.
Offline Collation (Hand Collating): This can occur as a separate step after the components have been printed and removed from the printer. Depending on the project’s complexity, offline collation can be automated or performed as a manual operation. This is ideal for:
- A Saddle-Stitched Product Catalog
- 2 Z-Folded Brochures
- 12 Multi-Part Order Forms and Business Cards
We take time and pay attention to detail with all our orders to make sure you’re satisfied.
Copy2Copy is open six days a week for your convenience. We have a happy staff ready to take care of any task you hand to us.
Come into our San Diego shop or give us a call today and let’s get started!