Finishings are steps that are performed after printing, but before attaching the thread to the tags. They can involve things that make labels more attractive, functional, and durable.
Some common finishings include things like rounding corners, which can make labels more attractive and easier to handle. Die-cutting gives labels a unique shape and increases brand awareness. Perforation makes labels easier to remove or tear apart. Creasing or folding makes labels more compact and durable. Saddle stitching makes labels more capable of containing more information. Surface treatments protect labels from wear and tear and improve their appearance.