We’re installing two 40” die-cutters and three machines to produce die-cut glued “Gusset Capacity Pocket Portfolios.”
What is a regular standard portfolio? Picture #1 and #2 shows a standard 2 pocket die-cut glued portfolio that can hold very few sheets of paper. Several companies in the Toronto market can die-cut, glue and fold, one or two standard pocket portfolios. We can now produce them in a wide range of sizes, stock weight with one or two pockets.
But as per usual we can do something very few binderies/finishing houses can do…the ability to produce “Gusset Capacity Pocket Portfolios!”
What is a “Gusset Capacity Pocket Portfolio?” A “Gusset Capacity Pocket Portfolio” is the same as a regular die-cut, glued and folded “portfolio” but with the substantial difference that one or two pockets are formed like a gusset (box)!
Pictures #3, #4 and #5 shows the two-gusset capacity pocket portfolio.
Picture #6 show the gusset capacity pocket portfolio when closed. Pictures #7 and #8 show the product open with gusset capacity pocket on one side and regular “flat” pocket on the opposite side.
Pictures #9, #10 and #11 show a gusset capacity pocket portfolio on one side and a “flat” pocket on the opposite side.
Picture #12 is a double gusset capacity pocket portfolio closed. Picture #13 shows the double capacity pocket portfolio when open and picture #14 illustrates the two gusset capacity pockets portfolio with flaps.
Picture #15 is a single shaped gusset capacity pocket portfolio.
Pictures #16 and #17 is another example of a gusset capacity pocket portfolio and a regular “flat” pocket.
Pictures #18, #19 and #20 illustrates a gusset capacity pocket portfolio in an unusually large size.
We can produce
- Gusset capacity pockets at the side or bottom of the piece
- Two different gusset capacity pockets in one piece. For example: one gusset capacity pocket might be ¼” and the other ½”
- Gusset capacity pockets with flaps (see pictures #13 and #14)
For “Gusset Capacity Pocket Portfolios” in quantities of 100’s or 100’s of thousands; from 4” square to 16” square on a wide range of stocks…call us. We can help!
TIPS FOR REDUCING PROBLEMS IN THE BINDERY
Don’t place content too close to the trim edge or gutter.
The technology used to trim and bind publications hasn’t really changed much. The best bindery has to account for some leeway when trimming finished copies of brochures and books. Its advisable not to print too near a trim edge. The fact that it might get guillotined off during the binding process is only half the story. It’s harder to detect small changes in the gap between the text area and the trim if the said gap is generous enough to absorb a slight variance in width or height. Overly narrow margins will visibly “jump” if the pages of a book are thumbed rapidly, so try to allow at least ¼ inch for small items like folios.