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How To Create Durable Softcover Books
When deciding which style of book to produce, there are many factors to consider – page count, durability, cost… the list goes on. For those wanting books that are long-lasting and durable, hard covers are the best option. Pages are sewn into a firm spine and covered with paper...

Tips to keep your drilling operations running smoothly.

To help you brush up on your knowledge on scores, we have provided a list of the four basic types of scoring in the bindery and finishing industry.

Protection, efficiency, and high productivity are incredibly important in the bindery and print finishing industry.

Here are some helpful maintenance tips for you and your folding needs.

Through precision machining and using top quality urethane, we work hard to repair MBO* and Stahl* fold rollers successfully.

After a very long editing and design process, we have officially completed the 2017/2018 Update Ltd catalog and sent it out in the mail. We are very excited about the changes we've made and products we've added so be sure to give it a good look! Please contact us with any questions or comments. Happy browsing!

This water-based, environmentally friendly solution leaves your surfaces feeling silky smooth while reducing friction to a near-zero level, thus creating a more workable surface for your cutting processes.

Static electricity is a common problem in bindery and printing production that can affect the profitability of machines in a negative and inconvenient way.

As the season changes, we begin to embrace Fall and all that it comes with. Unfortunately, one unwelcome guest autumn brings is dry air, which means static. Prepare for it now with Update Ltd products!

Update Ltd understands the importance of glue, one of this industry's most useful and multipurpose products, which is why we provide such a wide variety for our customers. From hot melts, to water-based glues, to Glue Dots® Brand Adhesives, we have a large selection of high quality adhesives for your convenience.

Basics on Stahl Fold Rollers & Gripping

In the world of folding, good, positive gripping is key. Without it, productivity will suffer and waste becomes costly. It is beneficial for you to educate yourself of the different gripping patterns so you can get a better idea of the performance and wear you are searching for.

Have you heard about the CHT process yet?

Not only is it effective in prolonging the life of your drills, but it also increases production and reduces spoilage. It has proved itself to be a must have product that any bindery or print finishing operator could benefit from.

Hot melts are perhaps our most versatile glue product. They often provide fast bonding, are multipurpose, and low cost. Hot melts are great for a variety of industries and applications including book binding, packaging, product assembly, fulfillment and more.

Get To Know Our Tapes

Tape is a highly functional tool used for a variety of things. With the many ways in which it is used in this industry, we thought it would be a good idea to inform you on the tapes we offer!

Aside from the EZ-Loader , Update Ltd provides other forms of equipment designed to reduce potential bodily harm in the work environment. The Load or Skid Turner is another great way to ease your lifting and/or carrying needs: It is a compact user friendly paper handling device...

The safety and well-being of workers in the workplace in this type of industry is a very important issue that seems to be threatened every day. The physical stress exerted from lifting such heavy and cumbersome equipment and having to stand for long periods of time can become detrimental to your body over time.

I’m just going to say what we’re all thinking: if it weren’t for paper, much of the human race wouldn’t have a job.

And yes, that statement is true, but it’s definitely not the only reason Update Ltd loves paper!

Paper, print and binding have been around for thousands of years, proving themselves to be some of the most impactful and useful inventions and processes to this day. From images engraved on stone, to handwritten words scribed onto paper scrolls, to today, with our graphically appealing and innovative books and printed pieces, our world has developed tremendously over the years.

It started in a small basement. One man with a passion for business and the courage to follow his dream single-handedly started one of the larger and most trusted bindery supply companies in the basement of his own Minnesota home. Update Ltd, a successful and well known business specializing in the sale of bindery and finishing parts, made its first appearance in April of 1982.