Perpetual Card

This is one of my all-time favorite pieces! It’s called many things, but we call it The Perpetual Card. Perpetual Cards are a genius, tactile marketing tool that engages users unlike few other products available. It folds endlessly and reveals 4 individual designs.

We can produce Perpetual Cards in be different sizes, stock weights (heavier is better) and small to large quantities. This product is not under patent.

Perpetual Card

Perpetual Card

Perpetual Card - Specialties Graphic Finishers

Perpetual Card - Specialties Graphic Finishers

Depending on the distribution method, one of the very slight disadvantages of a Perpetual Card is that the design does not allow it to inserted automatically.

The diagram below shows how the images change as the Perpetual Card is folded in sequence.

For a quote or more information, please select an email address listed below:

Quotes at quotes@sgfteam.ca
Email us at norm@sgfteam.ca
Visit our website at www.sgfteam.ca
Phone me, Norm (416) 701-0111 extension 307 or cell (416)-895-9355

Need a sample? Just e-mail us at norm@sgfteam.ca!

USA CUSTOMERS

When you receive an estimate from us, our price includes two-way shipping (dock-to-dock). Our shipping team handles all:

  • Trucking & Expediting
  • Carrier communication & Border paperwork
  • Customs charges & Brokerage fees
  • Our production time includes two-way shipping

Specialty Tipping

We do high-volume tipping and attaching jobs in all quantities!

If the job requires tipping multiple pieces, we can do it … all in one pass!

If the job requires tipping inside a pre-folded brochure or booklet, we can do it … all in one pass! Our machinery opens the brochure so we can tip up to 3 pieces on the inside, plow fold shut and add a clip/wafer seal on 1, 2 or 3 sides.

If the job requires adding glue at the head, foot and face to close, we can do it! If the job requires perforated tear-off cards or tipping on two pages, we can do it!

The image below shows a 4-page tipping job. We tipped the piece onto the carrier, folded it and then added a clip/wafer seal to close.

Specialty Tipping

The image below also shows a 4-page tipping job, but this carrier had 2 pieces attached/tipped on.

Specialty Tipping

The image below shows a PMC die-shaped card we tipped onto a 4-page brochure.

The image below shows a pharmaceutical tipping/attaching job we did recently. We did ALL PARTS of this job: folding the ultra-light stock weight piece, applying a clip/wafer seal; tipping/attaching it to the back of an 8-page brochure.

Specialty Tipping

Huge Folding

How many binderies do you know of that can fold sheets up to 44” x 80″? Our folders can handle sheets that large and we can do a wide range of folding options!

Huge Folding

As you can see, the poster I am holding is huge and we folded it on one of our machines! In the past, when road maps were not GPS and were all on paper, most binderies had machines that could fold large sheets. We are one of the few binderies today that have the machinery that can accordion or roll fold sheets that are 80” long and 44” wide! Our machinery can right angle fold sheets as wide as 44” and then do second and third right angle folds.

Does your client have a job that they want printed and folded on an extra-large scale? Give us a call for jobs that required sheets as large as 44” x 80”. We can help!

Kiss Cutting

Kiss Cutting - Specialties Graphic Finishers

The service featured in this email is Kiss Cutting. The particular job I show in the video above is a sheet of Kiss Cut stickers that was bound into a children’s Christmas wish catalogue. You might be thinking, “I thought there was just one kind of sticker!” Well, there are Kiss Cut and die cut stickers. The main difference is that a Kiss Cut sticker has a backer that is larger than the sticker, whereas a die cut sticker and its backer are the same size. Kiss Cut stickers are made by adjusting the die so that while it cuts through the sticker, it only “kisses” (but doesn’t cut through) the backer.

Two benefits of Kiss Cutting are that there can be more than one sticker on each sheet and the stickers are easier to remove from the backer. The image below shows the difference between a Kiss Cut and die cut sticker.

Kiss Cutting - Specialties Graphic Finishers

This particular Kiss Cutting job was 25 stickers on 5.2 million sheets … that’s a lot of stickers! We can do much smaller jobs and jobs in the millions of sheets. Each of these Kiss Cut stickers is about the size of a nickel and are in various positions all over an 8.5” x 11” sheet.  We have 4 – 40” Bobst/Brausse die cutters (one that is up to 36” x 50”!) that can handle a range of jobs.

As you can see in the image above, Kiss Cutting was just a part of the job; we also die cut the individual sheets. One of the advantages of working with us is range of services we offer and our capacity. Not only do we offer die cutting services, but also binding, foil stamping, embossing and gilding … all value-added services!

For a quote or more information, please select an email address listed below:

Quotes at quotes@sgfteam.ca
Email us at norm@sgfteam.ca
Visit our website at www.sgfteam.ca
Phone me, Norm (416) 701-0111 extension 307 or cell (416)-895-9355

Need a sample? Just e-mail us at norm@sgfteam.ca!

USA CUSTOMERS

When you receive an estimate from us, our price includes two-way shipping (dock-to-dock). Our shipping team handles all:

  • Trucking & Expediting
  • Carrier communication & Border paperwork
  • Customs charges & Brokerage fees
  • Our production time includes two-way shipping

Folded Pop-ups

Folded Pop-ups are a fun marketing tool. With our 4 – 40” Bobst/Brausse diecutting machines and 5 box glue folders, Folded Pop-ups are easy for our bindery to produce. We can produce 4-page Folded Pop-ups in virtually any size.

Folded Pop-ups

Folded Pop-ups

There are three styles of Folded Pop-ups, the 4-page style, the 6-page style and the 4-panel style.

The 4-page style is the most common and cheapest to produce. What many designers and printers don’t about this style is that, when closed, the top left corner is angle cut.

Folded Pop-ups

The first solution to the angle-cut problem is the 6-page Folded Pop-up, which you can see in the images below.

Folded Pop-up

The second solution to the angle-cut problem is the 4-panel style. This requires surface gluing 2 4-page panels together. In addition to creating a much sturdier brochure, the 4-panel Folded Pop-up looks like a regular 4-page brochure until it’s opened.

Folded Pop-ups

For a quote or more information, please select an email address listed below:

Quotes at quotes@sgfteam.ca
Email us at norm@sgfteam.ca
Visit our website at www.sgfteam.ca
Phone me, Norm (416) 701-0111 extension 307 or cell (416)-895-9355

Need a sample? Just e-mail us at norm@sgfteam.ca!

USA CUSTOMERS

When you receive an estimate from us, our price includes two-way shipping (dock-to-dock). Our shipping team handles all:

  • Trucking & Expediting
  • Carrier communication & Border paperwork
  • Customs charges & Brokerage fees
  • Our production time includes two-way shipping

Saddle Sewing

Saddle Sewing

Saddle sewing is a type of binding that is meant to be seen. This thread used in saddle sewn books can match or contrast the stock and graphics or be matched to a corporate colour. This unique binding method shows through the front cover and the centre spread.

Saddle Sewing

Saddle Sewing - Specialties Graphic Finishers

The thread can be cut short or can be left long so it’s more noticeable. The above images show an example of clipped threads and long threads. The images below show some amazing specialty folds we can no do on saddle sewn books!

Saddle Sewn Books

 

Saddle Sewn Books

Saddle Sewn Books

Board Books

Board Books - Specialties Graphic Finishers

Board Books are the feature of this week’s email. Also called “photo albums” or “children’s books,” this style of book binding is unique because pages are glued together back-to-back. With Board Books, think “spreads” instead of “pages”.

Board Books

Board Books

The main advantage of a Board Book over other types of book binding is the uninterrupted spread across both pages of a book. To achieve this, the paper is printed on one side, cut to a 4-page configuration, die-creased in the centre, folded as 4-pagers (print side in), collated and then the sections are inline glued together. Traditionally, a piece of board was glued in between each section, hence the term “Board Book.” Board Books do not, however, have to be heavy, thick books.

For clients that want a very sturdy book, the heaviest stock we can use is 25pt, which results in 50pt when the pages are glued together!

While this type of book might be called a Board Book, we can use stock as light as 60lb offset! This means that Board Books can also be a great option for clients who care about having uninterrupted images and copy but don’t want thick pages.

Board BooksWe can produce Board Books that are up to 3” thick and in sizes up to 14” x 18” (binding on the 18”). We can even finish Board Books with flexible covers like perfect bound books are hard covers like casebound books.

Board Books

Board Books

Like the books shown above, some Board Books can be PMC/high diecut into custom shapes or stepcut!

PLASTIC MAPS

Everyone has seen a folded paper road or trail map, but have you ever picked up a folded plastic road or trail map? This email features a new product we now offer you: finishing and folding plastic! We are one of the handful of binderies that can efficiently fold any quantity of map, in sizes up to 44” x 74”, printed on plastic.

Plastic Maps

Plastic Maps

The above images show a plastic map with a number of accordion folds. We can do up to 12 accordion folds on our machines.

Plastic Maps

The Killarney hiking and ski map shown above is a very large finished piece, which first opens as a book (see image below).

Plastic Maps

Then, this map opens fully to a large, 44” x 74” plastic map.

You might be asking yourself, “Why plastic?” Or you might be thinking, “Finally! A map that won’t rip when it gets wet or when it’s repeatedly folded and unfolded!” Producing tear-proof, waterproof options might just be what your customer is looking for! This product is great for any product that will be used long term or a wet environment. We’re seeing a growing demand for “plastic” folded products like maps and books. There’s a need for this kind of material and now there’s the technology on the print end to produce a great consumer product.

OVERSIZED PERFECT BINDING

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 sew books that are 20” wide from face-to-spine.

OVERSIZED PERFECT BINDING

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 sew books that are 20” wide from face-to-spine.

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 sew books that are 20” wide from face-to-spine.

In addition to producing oversized perfect bound books, we can add features like folded flaps on the front and/or back covers (flush or short), which you can see in the image below.

OVERSIZED PERFECT BINDING

Another feature we can add to a 20” wide book is reverse 4pg foldouts, which when opened flat, can make the spread 80” side to side! You can see how amazing this looks in the images below.

 OVERSIZED PERFECT BINDING

If oversized perfect bound book is 20” wide face-to-spine, we can make it up to 18” head-to-foot. If an oversized perfect bound book has a 20” spine, we can make up to a 15” face-to-spine.

OVERSIZED PERFECT BINDING

We can also add foldouts on the top and bottom, which can be triple the height of the book (If book is 15” head to foot, the foldouts could be 45” top-to-bottom)!

 

DIECUT “TWIST” BOX

DIECUT “TWIST” BOX

DIECUT “TWIST” BOX

Did you know we make collapsible boxes? We are known more for our casewrapped/lithowrapped boxes, but we also produce diecut and glued boxes. The box featured in this video was printed on a standard 28” x 40” 10pt coated stock. We then diecut and diecreased the sheets multiple-up on one of our 4 40” Bobst/Brausse diecutters. If we needed to diecut larger sheet sizes, we can diecut sheets up to 30” x 56” on our Bobst! We can produce smaller runs of about 2,000 up to huge runs of 250,000.

DIECUT “TWIST” BOX

The sheets for this job then passed through one of our 5 box gluers, each of which can run this job at thousands per hour. The box gluers added a line of hotmelt glue and then a simple double fold and the box is ready! This piece was shipped flat to the client for the insertion of the final product. The customer simply squeezes the box, it pops open easy and then “locks” shut by twisting the ends.

DIECUT “TWIST” BOX