Accordion Books

I did one of these eblasts over two years ago about today’s product…accordion case bound books. I have said before that a genius is someone who can differentiate between a fad or a trend. Fads disappear quickly…trends are longer lasting. Are accordion case bound books a fad or a trend…don’t know, but there’s a demand for them.

We can produce accordion books in sizes from 2” x 2” up to almost any size your customer might want. The number of accordion folds can be very extensive. Depending on the stock weight, we can automatically fold up to 16 accordion folder. If your project requires more, we can glue multiple units together. The “case” front and back cover can be litho wrapped paper which has been film laminated that we can glue or cloth etc.
Quantities are usually small, although we have produced up to 5000 for one job. If your client wants something really different, suggest “accordion case bound books”.

Accordion Books

Accordion Books

Accordion Books

Accordion Books

Accordion Books

40” Die-Cutters

We do die-cutting.  We have four, 40” die-cutters…Bobst and Brause.  Actually, one will die-cut sheets sizes up to 36” x 50”!  We can die-cut sheets as light as 60lb up to thicknesses of 60 point.  We also have four, 40” clamshell die-cutters.  In the future, I will send emails showing we do such things as box folding/gluing, “hymes” bottom style, plastic windowing etc.  Thank you for watching this presentation.

40” Die-Cutters

40” Die-Cutters

40” Die-Cutters

40” Die-Cutters

Hard Cover Books / Case Wrapped Books

We bind hard cover/ case wrapped books…the whole range; litho wrapped or cloth wrapped cases; square back or round-backed; super thin to four inches thick.  We can smyth sew books up to 20” x 20”!!!  Also, if your job is perfect bound and then cased in, we can perfect bind books up to again 20” x 20” on a Mueller perfect binder (we have 3).  We can bind with leather, add metal corners, supply our printed ribbons, die-cut or deboss/emboss covers, individual personalize names in quantities from dozens to thousands, apply spine “hub”, foil stamp covers, foil/gild or stain the edges of the pages…whatever you want, we most likely can do.

Please remember our quotes includes two-way shipping.  Production time includes two-way shipping.  We handle all border paperwork.  During the weeks ahead as I present different products, please feel free to ask for samples.  There is an old adage that says, “a picture is worth a thousand words.” I add to that my thought that “a sample is better than a thousand pictures!”

We have done work for American printers for over 25 years…from 17 states…from as far west as Seattle…as far south as Dallas and Florida and east to Maine!

Hard Cover Books

Hard Cover Books

Hard Cover Books

Hard Cover Books

Hard Cover Books

For a quote or more information, please select an email address listed below:

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Email us at norm@sgfteam.ca
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Phone me, Norm (416) 701-0111 extension 307 or cell (416)-895-9355

Need a sample? Just e-mail us at norm@sgfteam.ca!

USA CUSTOMERS

When you receive an estimate from us, our price includes two-way shipping (dock-to-dock). Our shipping team handles all:

  • Trucking & Expediting
  • Carrier communication & Border paperwork
  • Customs charges & Brokerage fees

For more information on Case Bound Books please click here. 

Case binding is a traditional method of bookbinding. The covers of casebound or hard cover books are made by wrapping board with printed paper or other materials like book cloth, linen or leather. Our process includes making the cases, adding head & tail bands, Smyth sewing or perfect binding and then casing-in. We can also add features likes foil stamping on the cover and spine and bookmarks.

Automated Stand Ups

We produce these “automated stand ups” …yes, you guessed it…all automatically!  Different sizes, various stock weights, quantities from 100’ to 100’s of thousands.  Simple to erect…will stand as long as needed…cost effective because they are produced automatically!  If you need this product, call us we can help!

Automated Stand Ups

Automated Stand Ups

Three Piece Break Apart

The piece for this eblast is called a “three piece break apart.”  As illustrated the customer/user, bends the piece in the middle two ways and pulls the piece apart.  The “centre piece”, for example, could be a simple card, it is removed from the two “halves!”  We can produce these pieces in quantities from hundreds to millions…all automatically!  For “three piece break apart” jobs…please call us, we can help!

Three Piece Break Apart

 

Three Piece Break Apart

Three Piece Break Apart

 

Odd Shaped Books

We are seeing more odd shaped books.  Often odd shaped books are not much expensive than regular straight edged books.  In the bindery process, most of the operations are common.  With some exceptions (for mechanically bound books), the steps are

  1. Fold
  2. Collate
  3. Perfect bind and three-knife trim in one pass
  4. Cut off the spine
  5. Punch
  6. Bind

The only additional operation, at least in our bindery, is the “shaping” operation after punching called “high die-cutting” or PMC die-cutting.  The additional cost for most “shaped” books is only a few percentage points above a regular book!  Shaped books are perceived as being special, memorable and it is assumed that they are much more expensive than standard books.

Odd Shaped Books

Odd Shaped Books

Odd Shaped Books

Swatch Book

Swatch books are still being made in spite of explosive growth on the internet.  We produce them by the tens of thousands.  The swatch sheets are held together by wire-stitches, in a style called “stitch and flip.”  The separate piles of samples are wire “flat stitched”, and the piece is “flipped over”, to hide the wire stitches.  The process (with some exceptions) is a fraction of the cost of mechanical binding such as wire-o, spiral wire etc.…… “stitch and flip”……cost effective!

 

Stand-Up Snow Globe

This is one of the best “bang for your buck”, that I have ever seen. Non-patented, no instructions necessary for erection. It can be inserted for mailing. It can be erected and folded shut numerous times. Will stand up for years. This piece requires routine die-cutting. If one has the right folding, gluing machinery, the folding and gluing is straight forward…pop-ups and stand-ups are a great cost-effective way to get clients’ attention!

Stand-Up Snow Globe

Pop-Up Stand

These “pop-up stands”, are not patented and the name is not copyrighted.  We can produce “pop-up stands” completely automated.  Pop-up stands (as shown in the pictures and video) come in sizes from 2” x 2”, to as large as 14” x 12”!  “Pop-up stands” can be mailed without an envelope, when certain design features are part of the design.  “Pop-up stands”, when compared to other styles of “pop-up” brochures (and offhand I can think of 6 different styles) is cost-effective.  When a client wants to “erect” the “pop-up stand”, the process is extremely easy………simply squeeze two sides and presto, the piece stands up!  If put on a counter, shelf or table, the “pop-up stand”, could stay there for years.

“Pop-up stands” ……. mailable, cost effective, simple to activate, memorable and interactive.

Pop-Up Stand

Pop-Up Stand

Big wire-o

How big is big?  Is this wire-o piece the biggest that we have produced…. no.  What is the biggest we can produce?  Assuming a sheet size 28” x 40”. We could bind either the 40” side or the 28” side.  For a finished calendar size of 28” x 40”!