Scoring is a finishing technique that involves creating a crease or indentation on paper or cardstock, facilitating clean and accurate folding. Using the highest quality scoring process is essential for projects like brochures, folded cards, or any printed material that requires crisp and professional-looking folds. And that's what we offer at American Print and Bindery. Learn more below.

How It Works

Using specialized machinery, we precisely score paper or cardstock along the intended fold lines. This pre-creases the material, making it easier to fold without cracking or damaging the printed surface. The result is a polished and neatly folded product.

What are the Benefits?

  • Clean Folds: Scoring ensures that folds are precise and clean, maintaining the integrity of the printed design without unsightly cracks or wrinkles.

  • Professional Presentation: Scored materials present a professional and polished appearance, making a positive impression on your audience.

  • Prevents Paper Cracking: Paper scoring is especially crucial for heavy or coated paper. It prevents cracking along fold lines, preserving the visual appeal of the printed piece.

When is it Ideal?

  • Brochures and Folded Flyers: Ideal for multi-panel brochures, folded flyers, or any project requiring neatly folded sections.

  • Greeting Cards and Invitations: Enhances the presentation of greeting cards and invitations, ensuring a flawless fold for a high-quality finish.

  • Presentation Folders: Scored presentation folders provide a professional and durable solution for holding documents or promotional materials.

  • Product Packaging: Ideal for packaging designs that require precise folds, maintaining the visual appeal of the package.

Have questions about scoring options commonly used in various print applications or our online printing services? Contact AP&B today! Whether self-publishers or small business owners, we're happy to assist and ensure an elegant final result for your project.