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We tackled this project on one of our highly specialized machines. Using this unusual machine, we applied the two inserts to the flat sheet automatically, using a drop of water instead of glue. The drop of water held the two inserts in place as the flat sheet travelled up the fold plate to be glued […]


We have recently been getting more calls for short runs of Paint Can Labels, which requires creating a round opening for the can handles. We’ve put our automatic drilling machines to work! Most people would assume this would be a job for our Bobst/Brausse die cutting machines, but there are many benefits of drilling labels […]


In this video, I show 3 different oversized perfect bound books. I’ve done a few videos in the past about our oversized perfect binding capabilities, but we’re pushing the size limit again! We can now perfect bind books that measure 20” from spine to face or 20” head to foot. We can also Smythe thread […]

3-Panel Pullout

You’ve probably seen a 1 or 2-panel pullout but have you ever seen a telescoping 3 or 4-panel pullout? If your customer needs a 3 or 4-panel pullout, we’re the bindery to call! We can do a single panel pullout completely automatically. Any additional panels are inserted manually. Pullout marketing pieces with 1, 2, 3 or […]

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 […]

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 […]

Multi Cavity Box

I think this piece is fascinating.  When I first saw this, I thought it was a giant book, but as you can see it is a multi-cavity box.  It took us awhile to figure out how to produce this complex box which requires various board thickness, somewhat extensive die-cutting, hand wrapping…the time required to make […]

Zig-zag folded covers on perfect bound books

Zig-zag folded covers on perfect bound books are becoming more common.  The vast majority of these covers are heavier stocks; usually 12 point or thicker.  The fold is short at the face, because if the folded cover is flush, the binding price goes through the roof!  The reason for this is that the finished book […]

Vinyl Binders

We produce screen printed vinyl binders.  Of course the volume has dropped dramatically but there is still a need for them.  Vinyl binders come in hundreds of capacities, sizes and styles.  The trend for metal ring binders is always from vinyl material to be printed, film laminated paper which is glued and “wrapped” around board. […]


What is “Debossing”? Debossing is a process by which a metal block or die is pressure-stamped into the surface of your work, leaving a permanent sunken impression of the design.  It is a simple yet versatile way of creating a shallow, sunken impression in the surface of a soft material such as paper, card, or […]