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”!

Stands

As you can see from these pictures a “stand”, can range from a roto creased 12 point stock to “wrapped, 120 point board”!  The range of “stand” styles is endless.  For ideas, samples, prices or lead times. Please call us.  We can help!

Stands

Stands

Stands

Cloth Endpapers

As the video and pictures show (I hope well), all hardback books have “endpapers”.  Blank or printed, 99.99% of hard covered book endpapers are PAPER!  But, if you want something very special, highly unusual……something that might get a WOW! The response, think patterned and cloth endpapers.  Multiple colours to choose from.  Various sizes.  If your customer wants something REALLY special, think cloth endpapers!

Cloth Endpapers

Cloth Endpapers

Cloth Endpapers

Cloth Endpapers

Cloth Endpapers

 

 

Die-cut 3D Products

Die-cut, 3D products, such as I have pictured and videoed, are I believe effective sales tools.  They required regular printing, on regular paper…regular ink…nothing out of the ordinary except…a dramatic finished product.  We do the die-cutting which is rather straight forward,  I feel it is wise for the designer to work with the die-cutter because the “fit” had better be as close to perfect as possible so that the finished “ three dimensional”, product will be tight, steady, level and erect.  I feel that the sky is the limit as to what the finished product might be…I’ve shown you a truck, a stove…potential products as I’ve said are endless.

Die-cut 3D Products

Die-cut 3D Products

Die-cut 3D Products

Die-cut 3D Products

To find out more about our Die-cut 3D Products please contact us.

Double Spine Bound Books

Double spine bound books!  I confess I’ve never seen a book bound in this style before.  This “double spine binding style”, could be bound by any style of mechanical binding…plasticoil, wire-o, cerlox (Americans refer to this style as “comb binding”), spiral wire, or “rolla-bind”.  Binding this style of binding using the perfect binding method would in my opinion be very expensive. In addition to mechanical binding styles, this “double spine binding style” could be bound by using flat wire stitching, or side sewing or rarely used metal eyelets or metal rivets.  I feel that this “double spine”, binding style can trigger a lot of imagination, applications and innovations.