PAINT CAN LABELS

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!

Paint Can Labels

Paint Can Labels

Most people would assume this would be a job for our Bobst/Brausse die cutting machines, but there are many benefits of drilling labels like these over conventional die cutting.

  • Drilling labels requires no setup, which greatly reduces the cost for short runs
  • Drilling creates no spoilage!
  • Drilling doesn’t create any nicks around the hole, which results in a smoother hole
  • Drilling is much cheaper than conventional die cutting for paint can label holes

We can automatically make 1-inch, 1 1/8-inch and 1 1/4-inch holes with our drilling machines.

Paint Can Labels

Paint Can Labels

For short runs, we also have 3 automatic machines that can apply double-sided transfer Kleenstik tape. So for runs of Paint Can Labels even into the 100,000s, we’re competitive!

CASE WRAPPED PRODUCT SWATCH BOARD

CASE WRAPPED

Case wrapping board isn’t just for hardback book covers. The product featured in this email is a Product Swatch Board, which would ultimately have metal door handles riveted on as a sales piece. We die cut, case wrapped and lined this Case Wrapped Product Swatch Board and then applied metal corners for durability. The client chose our company because we could do all 4 operations inhouse, which reduced the production time and cost.

CASE WRAPPED

CASE WRAPPED

CASE WRAPPED

FLOCK

FLOCK

Are you a designer, print broker or printer that’s on the hunt for something different and unusual to differentiate your product? Flock is just that – different and unusual and it can be applied to books, boxes, packaging, etc.

Flock is the fuzzy stuff you see on paper and books! It feels and looks like velvet. Flocking is the process of applying tiny synthetic fibers to an adhesive-covered surface like paper or cloth. The resulting look is lustrous and durable. Once the adhesive is dry, the fibers cannot be rubbed off.

FLOCK

FLOCK

The image above shows a case bound book job for a printer in Western Canada that required printing on the front cover. To add extra interest to the cover, flock was added to the title. Every person I’ve shown the book to, who sees the flock, is always intrigued and impressed. Currently, there is a limited range of colours. But if you need flocking, please give us a call.

Rollabind

Rollabind

Rollabind, which is also known as Discbinding, is a mechanical binding process like Wire-O and Plasticoil but with a major advantage. The Rollabind binding method was designed to enable end users to add and remove sheets by hand without damaging them.

Rollabind

Books bound with Rollabind lay flat when open and can be opened 360 degrees! Sheets are aligned perfectly and the gap between opened sheets is remarkably narrow.

Rollabind

Rollabind

Rollabind discs come in sizes from 1/2” up to 1 1/2” and in 22 colours. Books with 1/2” discs can hold 50 sheets of 32lb stock or 70 sheets of standard copy paper. Books with 1 1/2” discs can hold 140 sheets of 32lb stock or 220 sheets of standard copy paper.

 

SEEDED PAPER

We love a challenge, so when clients have an unusual job or want to incorporate non-traditional materials into a job, we’re all in. One of the benefits of working with us is our experience in experimenting with different products and knowing the right suppliers. We’re used to doing a lot of experimentation for different projects!

Seeded Paper

Seeded Paper

When a client wanted to use Seeded Paper for a die creased 4pg stringed tag, we directed them to the best Seeded Paper suppliers for this specific job. We experimented with 8 stocks and only 1 ended up working. Another job required experimentation because we needed to guillotine square Seeded Paper cards and automatically tip them onto a carrier.

 

 

We do not sell Seeded Paper, but we can direct you to specific suppliers. Some Seeded Paper is extremely textured because of the size and type of seeds used. Other Seeded Paper options are much smoother. Seeded Paper can be either is very stiff or flexible. Depending on the application, there are various degrees of difficulty in using Seeded Paper.

Saddle Stitching with Foldouts

We can produce highly unusual Saddle Stitched books that have multiple foldouts!

Saddle Stitching

Saddle Stitching

Most binderies can do 6pg foldout covers on Saddle Stitched books, but only a few (like us!) can also add foldouts from the top and/or bottom and/or face.

Saddle Stitching

These operations require die-cutting, oftentimes some very tricky folding and then Saddle Stitching. We can do all these processes in-house, using one of our 4 – 40” Bobst/Brausse die cutters, box gluers, buckle/plow folders and Mueller saddle stitchers.

PERFECT BINDING – 4” THICK

We have just re-engineered one of our perfect binders. We can now Perfect Bind books up to 4” thick! I don’t know of any other bindery that can do this.

PERFECT BINDING

PERFECT BINDING

The book pictured above is Smyth sewn with a drawn-on cover. We can Perfect Bind 4” books that are PUR Perfect Bound as well as Layflat Perfect Bind.

If you need a special Perfect Bound book that is extra thick, give us a call!

TRIANGLE FOLD

One style of folding you don’t see very often is Triangle Folding. This style of folding is a great option because it’s distinctive, memorable and just plain different! We can do a Triangle Fold on sizes up to 20” x 20” on 50lb to 100lb offset.

Triangle Fold

Triangle Fold

A Triangle Fold can have multiple panels. For instance, a piece that measures 10” x 40” could be accordion folded down to 10” x 10” and then right angle folded. Then, for the final Triangle Fold, we “bump and turn” the sheets and then, depending on the stock and number of panels, we plow or knife fold.

Triangle Folding

Triangle Folding

If your customer is looking for a new, interesting way to fold a job, give us a call!

Map Folding

There are only a few binderies in North America that can efficiently fold huge
quantities of maps on sheets as large as 44” x 80”.

The above images show a plastic map with a number of accordion folds.
We can do up to 24 accordion folds on our machines.

The two images below show common road maps that we fold.

Map Folding

The two images below have 5 accordion folds and the right angle folded.

The two images below show a smaller map

Map Folding

Map Folding

Large Sheet Accordion Folding

Accordion Folding is just one of the many services our bindery offers. We can produce 24 accordion folds in one pass . . . on sheets as large as 44” wide! If you’re trying to get a job folded that is unusual or tough for other binderies, please give us a call.

Large Sheet Accordion Folding

We also do extra-small Accordion Folding jobs. Our machines can Accordion Fold pieces as small as 3/4” wide!