Tipping Inside Pocket

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Tipping Inside Pocket

This tip-on book cover featured this week is no ordinary job. It looks like a simple folder, but ultimately becomes the cover of a saddle stitched booklet. The client needed a pharmaceutical information sheet (folded on lightweight stock) to be tipped to the inside cover of a saddle stitched book. Not only did we figure out how to tip-on a lightweight folded brochure to the 2-up covers of a saddle stitched booklet, we did it without multiple machine passes!

Tipping - Specialty Graphic Finishers

The slow way would be to saddle stitch the booklets and then reopen the cover to tip-on the folded pharmaceutical insert. We found a better solution. If there’s a smarter, faster way to do a job, leave it to us!

Tipping Inside Pocket

These covers start as 2-up 3 panel folders. As the third panel of the cover is “backfolded,” a lightweight medical brochure is simultaneously inserted and attached with fugitive glue. This ensures that the tip-on stays in place during the subsequent saddle stitching stage and eliminates the need for multiple machine passes.

The end user simply pulls the inserted piece out of the “pocket” formed between the 2nd and 3rd panels.

If you want a bindery that works smart, give us a call!

Trade Die Cutting for Book Covers!

Trade Die Cutting

Trade die cutting isn’t just for tags, packaging, folders, stickers, etc. It also makes a great addition to books – for soft cover books, exposed chipboard covers and interior pages!

Die Cutting a book cover turns a simple piece into a work of art. A windowed book cover allows the reader to see inside a section of the cover. We can cut a decorative shape relevant to the book’s topic or product being promoted – the choice is yours.

Trade Die Cutting

The book I’m featuring this week has a die cut windowed cover that is also case wrapped! First, the chipboard cover material has a window die cut. Then, the cover was mounted to the fabric, with special care taken to wrap the inside of each of the window sides.

The image above shows how the inside cover liner hides the fabric edges that have been folded over the die cut window edges.

 

Clever Binding for 4pg Layouts

Clever Binding for 4pg Layouts

Clever Binding

Clever Binding

Singer Saddle Sewing is an increasingly popular binding option for simple 4pg layouts (oversewn/side sewing is a good option for 2pg layouts) for two main reasons: 1) Centre sewing creates a hand-crafted, sturdy book for a reasonable cost. Since the setup is relatively inexpensive, compared to other binding techniques, it’s ideal for small quantities. 2) Centre sewing is also much more customizable, which allows for more creativity in the final product.

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Singer sewn books are very similar to saddle stitched books, except thread is used to stitch the pages together rather than them being stapled. The books are stitched, much like fabric is, on industrial sewing machines. This is where the “Singer” comes from. The Singer Corporation has been the world leader in sewing machines since the 1800s and has sold more machines than all the other sewing machine makers put together.

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The designer can choose a specific colour (or mix 2 colours!) of thread to compliment or contrast with the cover. There is also a range of thicknesses and textures of thread. The ends of the threads can be left loose at the top and bottom of the spine or be trimmed short.

 

For more information on Clever Binding please contact Specialties Graphic Finishers here.

 

Box Presentation Folders

Box Presentation Folders

Box Presentation Folders

As I mention in this video, we love multiple operation projects. The piece featured was made in six stages– done all in-house! The die cutting portion of this Document Box Folder project is pretty standard, followed by full-surface gluing of the panel.

Box Presentation Folders

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Choosing the right magnet for this capacity folder, however, was not overly simple because magnets come in a range of sizes and strengths. If the magnet pull is too soft, the flap will open. If the magnet pull is too strong, the flap will bend when the user tries to open the folder. We have a full range of magnets in different pull strengths, which makes prototype testing easy for our customers.

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Die Cut Sheets

The die cut sheets are formed into a high-capacity wallet folder on our box gluing machines and then the flap is folded. Our machines can form the box pockets automatically up to 1 inch thick.

Die Cut Sheets

We are your “go to” company for innovative, custom jobs that are done completely in-house! Please give us a call for any jobs that require die cutting, folding and gluing.

For more information regarding Box Presentation Folders please contact Specialties Graphic Finishers

Peel & Reveal Tabs – Full Press Sheet

Peel & Reveal Tabs

Perforated Peel & Reveal tabs are a great solution for promotional purposes or product coupon codes. They also have many names: tear-off tabs, pull to win, break-open tickets, tear-strip tabs, pull-tabs, breakaways, etc. We call them Peel & Reveal tabs because the end user “peels” the perforated tab on the carrier and reveals the information, prize or advertising underneath.

Peel & Reveal Tabs

Perforated Peel & Reveal tabs are very similar to scratch-off cards, but there’s no scratching or mess. We can die cut almost any size or shape of pull-tabs and die cut 2, 3, 4 or even 5 pull tabs.

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The image above shows how the Pull-tabs are formed. The full press sheets are die creased and die cut, then cut to individual 4pg pieces. The 4pg pieces are glued everywhere except the “peel off” tab and then folded inline.

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Our Peel & Reveal cards are fully custom when it comes to the size, number of openings and shape. This project has the pull tab shaped like a piece of popcorn to coordinate with the piece’s movie theme.

We are your “go to” company for innovative, custom jobs that are done completely in-house! Please give us a call for any jobs that require die cutting, folding and gluing.

Elastic Belt Book Embellishments

Elastic Belt Book Embellishments

Elastic Belt Book Embellishments

Elastic Belt Book Embellishments

This week’s feature is a new type of embellishment for your casebound book project. For a recent job, we created a functional and modern book closure by sourcing elasticized fabric belts with quality interlocking buckles for fastening.

Elastic Belt Book Embellishments

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Belt Book Embellishments For Books

We have noticed that although fewer books are being produced each year, the demand for “special touch” features keep increasing.

  • Clasps and buckles in metallic and solid colours
  • Widths from 1” up to 3.5”
  • Range of fasteners from interlocking fasteners to snap buckles

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The image above shows a small sampling of the colours and styles available for elasticized belt book closures.

Is your client looking to add final touches to a book project? Please give us a call! We specialize in providing innovative and creative finishing solutions for printers.

To Find Out More About Elastic Belt Book Embellishments Please Call Us At (416) 701-0111.

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Trucking & Expediting
Carrier communication & Border paperwork
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Our production time includes two-way shipping

Brochure Holders Produced Automatically

Brochure Holders Produced Automatically

 

The die cut Brochure Holder I’m featuring is functional, durable and extremely easy to use. Customers can successfully promote their products with these Brochure Holders. Brochures and pamphlets are held securely in the tray.

This design is particularly cost effective because it is a single die cut piece and no hand-labour was required to prepare it in production. The entire piece was produced automatically!

 

Brochure Holders Produced Automatically

 

Shipped flat, this particular Brochure Holder design is easy for the end user to assemble.

 

Brochure Holders Produced Automatically

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As shown above, the stand is first formed by inserting the tabs into the die cut openings.

 

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Brochure Holders Produced Automatically

Next, the end user pops open the tray, folds the side tabs and tucks the flap into the tray.

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DESIGN & CUSTOMIZATION

Feel free to ask us for any customization required. We will work with you to determine the best, most cost-effective design and best stock weight for your project.

If you are not sure which material or product is suitable for your project, please give us a call!

3 Wheel Chart Retail Display

3 Wheel Chart Retail Display

3 Wheel Chart Retail Display

This point-of-purchase piece is one of the most unusual pieces I’ve ever seen because it has not just one or two, but three separate Wheel Charts!

3 Wheel Chart Retail Display

3 Wheel Chart Retail Display

Wheel Charts, also called Information Wheels or Spinner Charts, are an interactive and user-friendly information tool. The simple design includes a rotating outer wheel with a window cutout that is attached to the carrier by a metal eyelet.

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Spinner Charts are effective information and marketing tools. End users can quickly calculate answers to formulas or view educational or promotional information.

All the Wheel Charts we produce are custom made to your exact requirements. If your customer needs something innovative and functional, give us a call!

Printed Rubber Band Book Binding

Printed Rubber Band Book Binding

Printed Rubber Band Book Binding

This clever book binding technique uses rubber bands, instead of glue or thread! We can source rubber bands in a wide range of widths and colours. Rubber bands can also be printed!

Printed Rubber Band Book Binding

The image above shows how the pages are notched near the spine. Elastic band book binding allows the end user to easily insert or remove the pages, which are held together with a customized elastic band! This informal binding style is ideal to create customized marketing kits for individual customers.

Printed Rubber Band Book Binding

Printed Rubber Band Book Binding

In the design process, it’s important to note that the stock used must be thick enough to resist bending under the pressure of the rubber band. The cover and pages need to be etched around the spine to keep the rubber band in place. This etched section should remain graphics free. We can die crease each book page next to the spine to make opening the pages easier.

The book shown above has a 4-page cover and only shows the elastic on the back.

Is your client looking for an ultra unique, yet simple, book binding technique? Give us a call about Rubberband Book Binding!

 

Custom Shaped Sticky Pads

Custom Shaped Sticky Pads

Custom Shaped Sticky Pads

This week’s email features custom shaped sticky pads with dyed glue spines and colour edges.

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The cheese wedge shaped pad (shown above) has a red glue spine, which we dyed using a non-toxic dye. We cut this pad on a regular cutting machine and then used a non-toxic dye to dye the glue red.

Custom Shaped Sticky Pads

Custom Shaped Sticky Pads

The gold bar pad (shown above) has a cover and was precisely trimmed and then foil gilded on three sides. We can foil gild almost any colour that can be conventionally foil stamped!

We produce Custom Shaped Sticky Pads with value added features like:

  • Extra large pads up to 8.5” x 14”
  • Completely custom shapes
  • Foil gilded edges
  • Stained edges
  • 4pg covers
  • Pads with fold out panels

We supply printers across North American with custom sticky notes and adhesive pad solutions. Does your client want sticky pads in a specific shape, color, or style? Please give us a call, we can help!