Ligare’s one-stop-shop for all your printing and binding includes many options from which you can chose the most appropriate binding solution for your publications. There are two integrated binding lines for paperback books and journals and an integrated case binding line.

Monostar Binders

  • Equipped with an 18 station Muller collator with a Perfect Binder which runs with a Muller 3 knife trimmer in-line.

  • Your soft cover publication runs through the line in one process from collating, binding, trimming and at the end of the line the publications are packed into cartons.

  • Minimum handling of books means that pristine quality is ensured. No extra location transfer is necessary.

  • The Monostar can process perfect bound, burst bound or section sewn publications.

Aster Sewing Machines

  • Two fully automated sewing machines are in-house to section sew your publications. This is recommended for publications that are either to be case bound or for extra strength for paperback books.

  • Paperback books are collated, sewn into book blocks, bound with cover and then trimmed to the finished size through the Monostar binder.

  • Casebound books are sewn into book blocks, trimmed to size, spines are glued, and then hardcover bound on the Kolbus casemaker.

Kolbus Casemaker and Casing In-Line

  • The sewn book block is processed through the Kolbus casemaker which can be programmed to produce either a square or round spine.

  • Cases can either be traditionally covered in case materials such as Buckram, Wibalin or Skivertext materials, or we can produce to your specifications and artwork a printed paper case which is laminated for protection.

  • Finishes on the casebound books are available such as foil stamping on front, back or spine, blind embossing, silk-screening, head and tail bands on the spine, ribbon bookmarks, plain or printed endpapers and jackets.

Saddle Stitcher

  • Ligare’s 6 station collator and saddle stitcher can staple bind booklets up to A4 size.

Other services available

Ligare’s representatives can help you choose the most appropriate printing and binding solution for your publication. Some other services available include:

  • Shrink-wrapping – we can individually shrink-wrap your finished publication on its own for protection or with other products which you may want to include with your publication in our fully automated shrink-wrapping machine.

  • Binder manufacture – we can manufacture ring binders to your specifications, print and punch the inserts and assemble the publication for you.

  • Post binding - we can also adhere CDs inside the covers of books, tip in any other material and include loose inserts.

  • Hand binding – for those special publications such as leather-bound volumes, slipcases or unique stamping we have a hand binding expert in-house.

  • Wiro or spiral binding – some publications are best suited to wiro or spiral binding, this is no problem at Ligare.

  • Mailing and distribution – Ligare has the facilities in-house to label, wrap and despatch your regular magazines or journals with our Sitma Mailing Machine, or we can mail your books in cartons. Ask your representative about this service.

  • Warehousing – Ligare operate a 2000 square metre Dexion Racking Storage facility where we can store books on a short or long term basis for customers at reasonable weekly rates. Ask your representative about this service.



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