Bindery Services...

You Start it. We’ll Finish it.

Add Visual, Dimensional, and Tactile Appeal to Your Printed Items! Milwaukee’s most advanced specialty finisher, Trade design offers a series of specialty finishes to be utilized with your design, to add value, functionality and creative dimensional or sensory impact to your printed items.

Plastic Coil Binding

Plastic Coil spiral binding offers a professional, versatile and affordable binding option. Available in wide range of colors, and is made from durable flexible plastic to hold up to consistent use. Plastic Coil is the best option for thicker books, and perfect for any project looking for full 360 fold over, long term use, color, and affordability.


Twin Loop/Wire-O

Twin loop/wire-O gives a uniquely professional look for short term or light use books. Twin loop is the best option for high volume projects with thinner books. Twin loops lays flat when folded open and can fold over 360 just like Plasticoil.


Perfect Binding

Perfect Binding is your traditional soft cover book binding process. Currently Trade Design has EVA hot melt perfect binging services.



Traditional hot melt pads available in a wide array of sizes and thicknesses. We utilize automated padding equipment perfect for short or long runs.


Die Cutting

Cut tabs, custom boxes, score, and more on our two cylinder die cutting lines.

Collating & Stitching

Three vacuum fed collating lines with stitching capabilities. We utilize two different gathering technologies which allows us to hand various sizes, stocks and shapes. From small to large sheet sizes we can help you assemble any size project.


Paper Drilling & 3-Hole Punching

Three paper drilling machines with variable heads. We can 3-hole, 2-hole or 1-hole drill any size project.


Shrink Wrapping

Automated shrink wrap line that can shrink any pack up to 18″. We can assemble and shrink kits all in one.


Inserting & Kitting

Finish your fits all in one house with air and hand fed inserting equipment.


Paper Folding & Taping

Folding capabilities to hand many different fold styles on our air fed folding lines. We can also fold and tape covers, or tape cards for inserting.

Trade Design

Let us help you make an impact!

Trade design has been stationed in the heart of Milwaukee Wisconsin for over 30 years. We have a full-service delivery ramp and can dispatch our own delivery trucks all across Milwaukee.