Miniature Saddle Stitch Books

We run miniature saddle stitched books on one of our Muller saddle stitchers.  We can go down to as small as 2.25” x 2.5”, multiple up, all automatically, with volumes from thousands to millions, with child proof stitches or with loop stitches etc…  We can, in one pass place stitches one quarter of an inch apart!  We have had occasions when the miniature saddle stitched book were bound on the short side and subsequently PMC (or high die-cut) shaped at the bottom.  If you need miniature saddle stitching, please call.

Miniature Saddle Stitch Books

Miniature Saddle Stitch Books

Miniature Saddle Stitch Books

Miniature Saddle Stitch Books

 

Boxes

We die-cut boxes…singly ply as shown with the two pictures of blue boxes.  We have three folder gluer machines that can produce a wide range of quantities.  The blue box picture was a run of 320,000 pieces.  We can also die-cut sheets as large as 36” x 50” on our Bobst die-cutter; corrugated materials such as shown in the green and brown box picture.

We produce a myriad of different style boxes.  Lids can be hinged, metal corners, handles, multiple panels, sewn, die-cut card, vacuum formed plastic of form liner inserts and round boxes.  Quantities from dozens to thousands.  If you would like a 16-page catalog of our “box style” please email and ask.  For your unusual die-cutting jobs…any quantity…maybe hard to finish…call us…we can help!

Boxes

Boxes by Specialties Graphic Finishers

Boxes by Specialties Graphic Finishers

Boxes by Specialties Graphic Finishers

Boxes by Specialties Graphic Finishers

Glueless Boxes

Die-cut, retail boxes, as pictured can be remarkable, creative, functional, eye catching and very distinctive.  The downside for these boxes with no glue, is high cost of assembling them.  You could argue that the high cost of assembling these distinctively shaped boxes is borne by the client and is therefore irrelevant, but this reality should encourage all of us to search for ways to produce irregularly shaped boxes that can be glued automatically!  In the future I will be presenting ideas of odd shaped boxes that can glue automatically!

Glueless Boxes

Glueless Boxes

Glueless Boxes

Accordion Books

I did one of these eblasts over two years ago about today’s product…accordion case bound books. I have said before that a genius is someone who can differentiate between a fad or a trend. Fads disappear quickly…trends are longer lasting. Are accordion case bound books a fad or a trend…don’t know, but there’s a demand for them.

We can produce accordion books in sizes from 2” x 2” up to almost any size your customer might want. The number of accordion folds can be very extensive. Depending on the stock weight, we can automatically fold up to 16 accordion folder. If your project requires more, we can glue multiple units together. The “case” front and back cover can be litho wrapped paper which has been film laminated that we can glue or cloth etc.
Quantities are usually small, although we have produced up to 5000 for one job. If your client wants something really different, suggest “accordion case bound books”.

Accordion Books

Accordion Books

Accordion Books

Accordion Books

Accordion Books

40” Die-Cutters

We do die-cutting.  We have four, 40” die-cutters…Bobst and Brause.  Actually, one will die-cut sheets sizes up to 36” x 50”!  We can die-cut sheets as light as 60lb up to thicknesses of 60 point.  We also have four, 40” clamshell die-cutters.  In the future, I will send emails showing we do such things as box folding/gluing, “hymes” bottom style, plastic windowing etc.  Thank you for watching this presentation.

40” Die-Cutters

40” Die-Cutters

40” Die-Cutters

40” Die-Cutters

Hard Cover Books / Case Wrapped Books

We bind hard cover/ case wrapped books…the whole range; litho wrapped or cloth wrapped cases; square back or round-backed; super thin to four inches thick.  We can smyth sew books up to 20” x 20”!!!  Also, if your job is perfect bound and then cased in, we can perfect bind books up to again 20” x 20” on a Mueller perfect binder (we have 3).  We can bind with leather, add metal corners, supply our printed ribbons, die-cut or deboss/emboss covers, individual personalize names in quantities from dozens to thousands, apply spine “hub”, foil stamp covers, foil/gild or stain the edges of the pages…whatever you want, we most likely can do.

Please remember our quotes includes two-way shipping.  Production time includes two-way shipping.  We handle all border paperwork.  During the weeks ahead as I present different products, please feel free to ask for samples.  There is an old adage that says, “a picture is worth a thousand words.” I add to that my thought that “a sample is better than a thousand pictures!”

We have done work for American printers for over 25 years…from 17 states…from as far west as Seattle…as far south as Dallas and Florida and east to Maine!

Hard Cover Books

Hard Cover Books

Hard Cover Books

Hard Cover Books

Hard Cover Books

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

For more information on Case Bound Books please click here. 

Case binding is a traditional method of bookbinding. The covers of casebound or hard cover books are made by wrapping board with printed paper or other materials like book cloth, linen or leather. Our process includes making the cases, adding head & tail bands, Smyth sewing or perfect binding and then casing-in. We can also add features likes foil stamping on the cover and spine and bookmarks.

Automated Stand Ups

We produce these “automated stand ups” …yes, you guessed it…all automatically!  Different sizes, various stock weights, quantities from 100’ to 100’s of thousands.  Simple to erect…will stand as long as needed…cost effective because they are produced automatically!  If you need this product, call us we can help!

Automated Stand Ups

Automated Stand Ups

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 to millions…all automatically!  For “three piece break apart” jobs…please call us, we can help!

Three Piece Break Apart

 

Three Piece Break Apart

Three Piece Break Apart

 

Odd Shaped Books

We are seeing more odd shaped books.  Often odd shaped books are not much expensive than regular straight edged books.  In the bindery process, most of the operations are common.  With some exceptions (for mechanically bound books), the steps are

  1. Fold
  2. Collate
  3. Perfect bind and three-knife trim in one pass
  4. Cut off the spine
  5. Punch
  6. Bind

The only additional operation, at least in our bindery, is the “shaping” operation after punching called “high die-cutting” or PMC die-cutting.  The additional cost for most “shaped” books is only a few percentage points above a regular book!  Shaped books are perceived as being special, memorable and it is assumed that they are much more expensive than standard books.

Odd Shaped Books

Odd Shaped Books

Odd Shaped Books

Swatch Book

Swatch books are still being made in spite of explosive growth on the internet.  We produce them by the tens of thousands.  The swatch sheets are held together by wire-stitches, in a style called “stitch and flip.”  The separate piles of samples are wire “flat stitched”, and the piece is “flipped over”, to hide the wire stitches.  The process (with some exceptions) is a fraction of the cost of mechanical binding such as wire-o, spiral wire etc.…… “stitch and flip”……cost effective!