Entries by Norm Beange

Pop Up V-Fold Cards Produced in Superspeed

This complex saddle stitched booklet has multiple folded panels and a v style folded popup, which was produced completely automatically in a single pass on our high speed box gluing machines. These types of folders are often done on folding machines, and either require hand gluing or multiple passes, which increases the price and delivery […]

Tipping Inside Pocket

We’re a Smart Bindery that Finds Creative Solutions This tip-on book cover featured this week is no ordinary job. It looks like a simple folder, but ultimately becomes the cover of a saddle stitched booklet. The client needed a pharmaceutical information sheet (folded on lightweight stock) to be tipped to the inside cover of a […]

Trade Die Cutting for Book Covers!

Trade die cutting isn’t just for tags, packaging, folders, stickers, etc. It also makes a great addition to books – for soft cover books, exposed chipboard covers and interior pages! Die Cutting a book cover turns a simple piece into a work of art. A windowed book cover allows the reader to see inside a […]

Clever Binding for 4pg Layouts

Clever Binding for 4pg Layouts Singer Saddle Sewing is an increasingly popular binding option for simple 4pg layouts (oversewn/side sewing is a good option for 2pg layouts) for two main reasons: 1) Centre sewing creates a hand-crafted, sturdy book for a reasonable cost. Since the setup is relatively inexpensive, compared to other binding techniques, it’s […]

Peel & Reveal Tabs – Full Press Sheet

Perforated Peel & Reveal tabs are a great solution for promotional purposes or product coupon codes. They also have many names: tear-off tabs, pull to win, break-open tickets, tear-strip tabs, pull-tabs, breakaways, etc. We call them Peel & Reveal tabs because the end user “peels” the perforated tab on the carrier and reveals the information, […]

Brochure Holders Produced Automatically

  The die cut Brochure Holder I’m featuring is functional, durable and extremely easy to use. Customers can successfully promote their products with these Brochure Holders. Brochures and pamphlets are held securely in the tray. This design is particularly cost effective because it is a single die cut piece and no hand-labour was required to […]

3 Wheel Chart Retail Display

3 Wheel Chart Retail Display This point-of-purchase piece is one of the most unusual pieces I’ve ever seen because it has not just one or two, but three separate Wheel Charts! Wheel Charts, also called Information Wheels or Spinner Charts, are an interactive and user-friendly information tool. The simple design includes a rotating outer wheel […]

Custom Shaped Sticky Pads

This week’s email features custom shaped sticky pads with dyed glue spines and colour edges. The cheese wedge shaped pad (shown above) has a red glue spine, which we dyed using a non-toxic dye. We cut this pad on a regular cutting machine and then used a non-toxic dye to dye the glue red. The […]

Eco-Friendly Custom Box Inserts

Eco-Friendly Custom Box Inserts Does your client want a stellar product presentation (with the added bonus of protection for fragile items) in their custom box? Custom Box Inserts are a crucial component to custom packaging design because they display, organize and protect the box contents. The image above shows how the paperboard box liner can […]

Die Cut Book Sleeve

Die Cut Book Sleeve The printer client chose our company for this book and sleeve job because we could produce all the components in house. This project included five components: Perfect binding the book Die cutting the sleeve Box gluing the sleeve Book insertion Single shrink wrapping At Specialties, we love jobs that have multiple operations […]