Binders and finishers fold, collate, stitch, trim, cover and embellish a range of printed and non-printed products by hand or machine.
Duties & Tasks
Binders and finishers may perform the following tasks:process sheets of printed material by assembling the sheets, trimming them to size using automated guillotines and then folding the sheets using mechanised folders
set up and prepare bookbinding and finishing machines, which assemble pages or attach covers to books
prepare and apply the pastes and glues needed to hold books together (if binding books by hand), glue or sew the pages into place and 'build' the cover around each individual book, often using cloths, leathers and fine papers
repair damaged bindings.
enjoy practical and manual activities
good eyesight (may be corrected)
good hand-eye coordination
able to cope with the physical demands of the job
good communication skills
able to work as part of a team
able to pay attention to detail.