Entries by Norm Beange

Box Liners

As shown in this video there are three different styles of box liners.  I can’t say which is the most common but the following is something you should be aware of.  Of the three kinds of liners 1. Die-cut paper 2. Foam 3. Vacuumed formed plastics, die-cut paper is the fastest, by far the cheapest, […]


This week’s focus is pop-ups.  As our video, shows pop-ups almost universally elicit a positive response from a user.  Our present day, jaded consumers, think they’ve seen it all, so graphic designers and printers need to work a little smarter to build an emotional connection through the printed image.  When your client’s message must be […]

Canadian Binding

Years ago I heard the expression “Canadian Binding”, but I took no notice.  I’ve had since come across requests to bind books with the “Canadian Binding” style, so I investigated further and found that “Canadian Binding” style is something we have been producing for decades!  As pictured, a “Canadian Binding” style consist of wire-o binding […]

Giant Casebound books

I did an Eblast some months ago about “Giant Casebound books.”  I don’t repeat topics unless use of a video displays a product more effectively or we’ve changed some of the parameters, enlarged sizes, etc…  Since our last Eblast about giant casebound books we can now smyth sew signatures 20 inches wide! As shown in […]


This week’s product is called a Z-card.  I did this over two years ago before I was doing videos.  The only way to reasonable show what a Z-card is – is to open and close the product on a video. Z-cards came off patent eight years ago.  We’ve done hundreds of these jobs ranging in […]

Twirl Folder

What is a twirl folder?  A twirl folder is a die-creased, folded piece that “twirls” open when the opposite corners are pulled.  As are all the pieces I’m presenting this “twirl” is not patented.  Copyrighted names include Twirl Spinner Petal  Size can be from 3” x 3” up to 14” x 14”, stock weight […]

Swing Folder

What is a swing folder?  A swing folder is a die-cut, folded piece that literally has a die-cut panel “swing” completely 180 degrees; and “swing” back when right-side panel is pushed.  We are able to bind this as a page in a perfect bound book.  If an additional panel is added we can bind it […]

Triangle Folder

What is a triangle folder?  A triangle folder is simply paper folded in the shape of a triangle.  A triangle folder requires die-creasing…no gluing…folded automatically.  Triangles can be from 4” x 4” to 16” square; stock from 80lb to 100lb.  They can be a single panel such as 10” x 10” width folded to a […]

Cylinder Box

We make highly custom boxes.  This piece is a box; but a very unusual box!  I’ve never seen anything like it before!  In a retail setting you see thousands of boxes…square corners, tall, short, small, big; but not cylinder shaped.  Better still, this piece, in addition to being cylinder shaped…slides open!  Hence the video.  It’s […]


This particular piece is no longer patented.  It has a number of copyrighted names such as “Star-burst,” “Explosion,” etc… The piece, depending on stock weight and/or grain must, be die-creased and on some occasions perforated at the folds.  Picture #1-3 show the sequence of closing.  You’ll notice in pictures #2 and #3 that the folded […]