Plastic Free Retail Packaging

Plastic Free Retail Packaging

Plastic Free Retail Packaging

The product I’m featuring this week is a simple die cutting job that reduces the need for plastic in hanging retail products. If you walk down a store aisle, the vast majority of products hanging on hooks have a plastic hanger.

Plastic Free Retail Packaging

Plastic hangers are not only more expensive than paper hangers, but are not recycles as easily.

Plastic Free Retail Packaging

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Save your customer a pile of money by not using a plastic hanger and be environmentally friendly! Please give us a call to discuss any retail packaging jobs that have crossed your desk.

 

Fully Custom Food & Beverage Menus

The feature of this week’s email is stunning custom restaurant and bar menus. The pandemic had people eating at home, but now restaurants are needing new menus! We work with you to produce high end, quality menus that match a restaurant or bar’s aesthetic.

From small to larger runs, we can do case or litho wrapped covers and hard or flexible covers. To increase durability, we can add metal corners.

For menus to look completely custom, think about adding die cut covers, tassel bookmarks, printed appliques or embossed covers. Other additions can include magnetic closures, Chicago screws and quality wrapping materials.

To experience our fully custom experience and top service, please give us a call!

Bring High Speed Tipping to the Next Level

Tipping

Yes, we do high speed bindery glue tipping! The tipping project I show in this video is a fold and tear die cut mailer that has a card tipped on the inside. To open the mailer, the end user simply bends and tears each of the end pieces off. A card with a coupon code is tipped inside.

Tipping

A bindery tipping job can be simple or very creative when paired with other finishing processes like folding, die cutting or even perfect binding. Our machines are capable of tipping up to 3 cards in one pass; tipping on opposite sides of the paper; or even tipping on different panels at the same time as the video indicated!

Tipping - Bring High Speed Tipping to the Next Level

Tipping is a great way for a marketing piece to stand out. If your customer is considering a unique pairing of tipping and another bindery method, please give us a call.

Casebinding

Brand New Case Making Machine

Casebinding

I’m excited to announce that we recently installed a brand new hardcover book case making machine! This new machine increases our production speed, so we’re competitively priced against other case binding providers.

Casebinding

As one of North America’s premier trade finishing houses, we offer full case binding and hardcover book services. We do the entire process in-house, including making the cases, adding head & tail bands, perfect binding and Smyth sewing and casing-in.

For custom hardcover book binding, we offer these specialized services:

  • 20″ x 20″ Smyth sewing
  • 20″ x 20″ perfect binding
  • Extra-thick books
  • Hard and Flexible covers
  • Hubbed spines
  • Metal corners
  • Square, round and hubbed spines
  • Ribbon bookmarks
  • Edge painting and foil gilding
  • Die cut slipcases, covers & dust jackets

Our new case making machine produces quality cases for books and rigid boxes at amazing speeds! The next time a hardcover book job crosses you desk, please give us a call!

Full Press Sheet Tearstrip Mailers

Full Press Sheet Tearstrip Mailers

Full Press Sheet Tearstrip Mailers

Full Press Sheet Tearstrip Mailers

 

Our die cutting and folding machines can handle full 28” x 40” sheets! The Poster Mailer featured this week unfolds to a full 28” x 40” sheet and has a die cut tear-strip. To make these Mailers, we first put the sheets through one of our die cutters to create the pull tab tear strip. Then, we put the sheets through one of our 44” x 80” folding machines to make the final foldover flap with a plow fold and line glue the mailer closed.

 

 

Whether you need a full press sheet folded, die cut and mailed without an envelope or clip/wafer seal, give us a call!

Cost-effective Small Run Information Wheel Charts

Earlier this year, I did a video that focused on large runs of  eyelet-free information wheels (also called wheel charts or spinners). For large jobs, that’s a great option, but what about runs that are smaller than 5,000 units?

We’ve figured out an effective method to make small runs of Wheel Charts, without the high cost! If your customer is looking for a recyclable, metal free option for information wheels, please give us a call!

Wheel Charts

Wheel Charts

Wheel Charts

 

Innovative point of purchase solutions

Bottle Neck Tags - Specialties Graphic Finishers

Does your customer want their beverage product to stand out from the crowd and give it the attention it deserves? Bottle neckers, also called bottle neck tags or bottle neck hangers, are becoming an increasingly popular point of purchase technique for beverage producers.

The product I’m showing this week is not just functional and innovative, but also simple to produce. A bottle neck hanger is often just a 4 page sheet that is die cut. This bottle neck hang tag combines a regular miniature saddle stitched booklet with a die cut backer that bends on the perforated line and then hooks onto the neck of a beverage bottle.

Bottle Neck Tags - Specialties Graphic Finishers

Bottle Neck Tags - Specialties Graphic Finishers

Production for saddle stitched bottle neckers requires processes like die cutting, plow and buckle folding and regular saddle stitching.  This is one of the most functional pieces we have ever produced.  If you need ideas for innovative, functional products, please give us a call.

Bottle Neck Tags - Specialties Graphic Finishers

44 INCH BUCKLE FOLDING

We say yes to buckle folding 40” sheets

We’re a trade bindery that offers services that are tough to find elsewhere. Do you have a Buckle Folding job that’s larger than 30”? All but a few buckle folding machines are just 34” or smaller, which limits printers that print 28” x 40” sheets.

We have 40” and 44” Buckle Folders, which means we can fold jobs on large sheets. Please give us a call if you’re having difficulty finding a finisher!

44 INCH BUCKLE FOLDING

44 INCH BUCKLE FOLDING

44 INCH BUCKLE FOLDING

 BUCKLE FOLDING

We frequently do jobs that are guillotined to 22” x 34”, requiring us to fold it to 11” x 34” and then parallel accordion or roll or double gate fold on the right angle to final size of 8.5” x 11”. For jobs that require folding larger than 30”, we can be of service!

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Printing, Binding & Folding

Innovative Corrugated Box Liners

Innovative Corrugated Box Liners

 Innovative Corrugated Box Liners

 Innovative Corrugated Box Liners

With supply chain shortages and delays, it’s necessary for designers, printers and trade binderies alike to get creative! When a packaged product, like cosmetics or food, needs to be packaged, stacked corrugated cardboard liners just might be the perfect choice. Corrugated cardboard can be die cut and then mounted on top of each other to create a durable, custom liner.

  • Corrugated cardboard liners often have surface printing, which brings printers into the loop!
  • Corrugated cardboard liners has a relatively low cost of production.
  • Corrugated cardboard liners provides a high level of protection.
  • Corrugated cardboard liners are durable.
  • Corrugated cardboard liners are easily recycled and more sustainable than other methods.

Digitally printed corrugated cardboard liners can be printed quickly. The entire process of crafting a box with a corrugated cardboard liner is completely customizable. When you have a packaging job that requires creative solutions, give us a call!

Custom Book Shapes

Custom Book Shapes

Most books produced are either square or rectangular. For short run books, have you looked at custom shapes? The cheapest way to produce a custom shaped book is to design it so that the final trim is on a regular cutting machine.

Custom Book Shapes

The image above shows a 8.5” x 11” sheet of white paper inserted inside a custom shaped book. Note how the head (top) of the book is not at a right angle to the spine and the face of the book is cut on an angle.

Custom Book Shapes

Specialties Graphic Finishers - Custom Book Shapes

For those books that can’t be trimmed that way, we can make casebound books that have an angled head or foot or face. For board books and perfect bound books, we can PMC high die cut books into custom shapes. For your next book job, make it a custom shape!