Complete PUR and Perfect Binding Solutions
PUR Binding is our flagship product and our PUR binding service offers our clients an unparalleled level of quality.
Combined with our superb attention to detail and emphasis on customer service throughout it’s no surprise we are regarded as one of the leading book binding specialists.
PUR (Polyurethane Reactive) glue is the most durable binding glue available, offering design flexibility for any number of applications, including catalogues, instruction manuals and art books.
PUR allows us to successfully bind materials which would not have previously been attempted using conventional EVA (Ethylene Vinyl Acetate) hot melts.
PUR adhesives differ from conventional EVA hot melts in that they cure by crosslinking via a chemical reaction with moisture contained in the paper stock or surrounding air. Once cured, the adhesive’s higher molecular weight provides a tough, pliable bond that is resistant to temperature extremes. A common concern with perfect bound books is their stability in extremely hot or cold temperatures.
PUR adhesive is impervious to temperature extremes. That means PUR-bound books can be used anywhere – from the hottest summer heat to the harshest of winter conditions – without unwanted remelting or cold cracking. The page pull strength of a PUR-bound book is more than 2.5 times that of a standard perfect-bound book using EVA adhesive. Books bound with PUR adhesive simply will not fall apart, even under heavy usage in the most demanding conditions.
The composition of PUR adhesive enables it to form a strong bond with the paper even in the presence of inks, coatings and varnishes. This is in contrast to EVA perfect binding, where these items must be removed from the spine area prior to binding. Another major advantage of PUR adhesive is its flexibility once cured.
Digital Print Binding
Digital Print is rapidly expanding and we are an established supplier to the digital printing sector as well as conventional print clients who have a digital print arm.
Typically digital print runs are small and we have the flexibility to deal with this – we can bind just one copy if necessary.
We are frequently asked to produce books from digitally printed stocks using PUR adhesive.
We use the PUR option on all digitally printed stocks, as traditional EVA glues can react adversely with the toners, inks and papers used in digital print and if bound often result in a weakened bind. PUR adhesive is the perfect partner to bind digital stocks as it gives a tremendously strong bound product while maintaining flexibility.
We bind all of our books on our Pantera binding line, which has a hand feed station enabling us to maintain extremely high standards throughout.
We’re delighted to announce that we are launching a new Wire-o-Binding Service.
We’ll be providing a quality service, with competitive pricing backed up with the high level of customer service that you have come to expect from Point Control.
Our investment in new equipment and plant, provided by James Burn will
ensure we maintain the highest levels of quality.
Whether it’s calendars, brochures, pads, sales literature or anything that requires wiro binding we’ll be able to help and can provide a wide range of wire colours to meet the requirements of specific projects.
Our intention is to launch the new service before Christmas and we will be in touch directly when it is up and running. In the meantime please check our website for updates.
We’ve worked with them for many years and over that time as well as being an exceptional supplier they have
They are always very professional when planning jobs in but also very accommodating when the inevitable ‘rush’ jobs
They did not hesitate to visit me and learn what was important to me as a client of theirs.
The service and attention to detail we receive from Point Control is always second to none.
We approached Point Control several years ago when our previous supplier was unable to perfect bind