4 Reasons to Start Banding in the Print Industry

Banding in the Print Industry


Photos, instruction manuals, brochures and important news need to be protected. Why risk damaging your high end prints by packaging them by hand and with material that can harm the product?

After spending time and energy to produce a high quality print, using improper packaging can lead to you having to re-print the work due to damage.

Our favorite solution in the print industry? Banding!

Not sure if banding is the best solution for you? We have four reasons why you should start today!

1. It’s Damage Free

When packaging your printed products, the product should remain damage-free. Sadly, many low-end packaging solutions, such as strapping, can damage the edges of the product.

Banding provides a secure hold on the product without damaging the edges.  Because bands have a wider surface area and wraps around printed edges more smoothly than strapping it delicately, yet securely unitizes.


2. Banding is Highly Versatile

There are many options while banding. Whether you’re looking for a stand-alone machine or a fully automated system, banding has the solution for you. Our banding machines can be highly customized to fit your exact needs.

When banding high quality printed products, band tension is an important aspect to consider to make sure there is a secure hold and maintain the integrity of the product.

Interested in learning about our various customization options in banding? Talk with one of our experts!

3. Various Material Options

Banding material options are endless. Choosing material is just as important as picking the perfect machine. Some of our favorite options are paper, plastic, and customized pre-printed bands.

  • Paper

    • Paper is great for low-tension banding needs and can be easily removed without the use of a cutting tool. Paper bands are available in both white and brown.


  • Plastic

    • Plastic banding is available in a variety of colors, including fully transparent. This provides a more secure hold than paper. Transparent film allows for maximum product visability. 


  • Pre-printed
    • Pre-printed material can be used as a marketing tool. This is a way to place your brand and logo in front of consumers enhancing your branding with banding.


4. Variable Data Printing

When printing for a variety of clients, keeping track of orders can be challenging. One of the customization options is an inline printer. This allows you to print variable data such as unique barcodes, identification metrics, quantity, and various other details directly on the band.



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