Lock Bottom Beverage Holders

The product I’m showing in this email is die-cut Collapsible Beverage Carriers. This type of carrier ships flat but has a bottom that “locks” into place when erected. The end-user simply squeezes two sides together to erect the carrier, which is sturdy enough to carry between 2 and 6 beverage bottles or cans. The patent for this type of locking bottom lapsed years ago and is also referred to as a Hymes bottom, lock bottom or crash bottom.

Lock Bottom Beverage Holders

We easily produce Collapsible Beverage Carriers with all operations done in-house. In addition, to die-cutting, we can also add pressure-sensitive labels in line during the box gluing process (see below).

Lock Bottom Beverage Holders

 

Lock Bottom Beverage Holders

For standard lock bottom boxes, we can add reinforcing corner brackets and special handles. Collapsible Beverage Carriers can also have clear plastic windowing. Whether your client wants a collapsible carrier or die-cut box with a sturdy lock bottom, give us a call!

Lock Bottom Beverage Holders

CASEWRAPPED RING BINDERS 2.0

Many people think Ring Binders are a thing of the past. Ring Binders (with improvements), however, are sticking around because of just how useful they are! What we see more of are value added features like cloth or litho wrap covers, magnet closures, built-in stands, gromets for hanging, etc. When these components are combined, a Ring Binder can be a particularly useful sales tool. When you have a Ring Binder job or something you think could be made as a unique Ring Binder, just give us a call.

The Ring Binder Stand I’m showing here is a perfect example of a modern Ring Binder that is brilliantly designed. It is case wrapped with a pre-printed sheet supplied by the customer. We added 2 grommets for hanging and made a multi-use flap with hidden magnets that doubles as a closure and part of the stand. The designers even included visual instructions on how to erect the binder!

Whether you need a basic, custom Ring Binder or a multi-feature Ring Binder with a built-in stand, give us a call! We can provide you with options depending on client need and budget.

SWATCH BOOKS

SWATCH BOOKS

The featured product this week is Swatch Books. Swatch Books aren’t limited to just paper … if you can collate the swatches, we can make it into a book! The Swatch Book you see in the image above is part of a 50,000 run we do each year for an American printer.

SWATCH BOOKS

SWATCH BOOKS

SWATCH BOOKS

The images of other Swatch Books show how we hide the stitches by using the “stitch and flip” method that we’ve perfected over the years.

Producing Swatch Books requires an extensive amount of difficult collating. To hide the material edges and stitches that hold the swatches together, we “stitch and flip” the top portion of each pad. This piece requires die cutting and hand folding. In this instance, the client sent large sheets of the material, which we cut to various sizes to make the swatches.

TEAR-STRIP POSTER MAILER

TEAR-STRIP POSTER MAILER

TEAR-STRIP POSTER MAILER

 

The Tear-strip Mailer featured in this email unfolds to large 28×40 sheet. The tear strip was die cut and then we folded the Mailer on one of our 44” x 80” folding machines. Lastly, we plow folded the final fold over flap and line glued the Mailer closed.

When your client has a large folding job that needs to be mailed without an envelope or clip/wafer seals, give us a call!

ANGLED FOLDER BOX

I’ve previously shown a new product for us, which the industry calls Setup Boxes. I often use the term “chocolate box” as it’s a bit more descriptive. The product I’m showing this week is largely produced on our Setup Box machines but is designed to hold booklets. A piece like this requires regular die cutting, the normal application of “staying strips” (or tape) on each of the corners and the application of two different pieces of printed wrap. The larger piece is wrapped around the box and the other smaller piece is a liner for the inside of the box. We do all these operations in-house!

 

ANGLED FOLDER BOX

Where you, the printer or designer, comes into the equation is the fact that the “wrap” needs to be designed and printed! So, if you need Setup Boxes or an unusual box like the one featured, please call us!

ANGLED FOLDER BOXANGLED FOLDER BOX

 

MAILERS WITH GLUELESS INSERTS

Mailers

MAILERS WITH GLUELESS INSERTS

MAILERS WITH GLUELESS INSERTS

We tackled this project on one of our highly specialized machines. Using this unusual machine, we applied the two inserts to the flat sheet automatically, using a drop of water instead of glue. The drop of water held the two inserts in place as the flat sheet travelled up the fold plate to be glued into a formed pocket, folded, and glued shut as a finished piece. When the water evaporated, the card became loose!

Doing this entire job automatically, and not hand inserting the two cards, saved the client time and money.

MAILERS WITH GLUELESS INSERTS

MAILERS WITH GLUELESS INSERTS

Mailers

If you need innovative, creative solutions to your job challenges, please call us – we can help!

 

WINDOWED COURIER ENVELOPES

In past videos, I’ve shown Courier Envelopes, of which there is an exploding demand as online shopping increases. The piece featured in this week’s video is a Courier Envelope but with an added process – a clear plastic address window.

WINDOWED COURIER ENVELOPES

WINDOWED COURIER ENVELOPES

We do the entire process, from die-cutting, gluing, applying plastic tear-strips and double-sided tape to adding clear plastic address windows. We can produce Courier Envelopes in a wide range of sizes and quantities, from the hundreds to thousands.

WINDOWED COURIER ENVELOPES

WINDOWED COURIER ENVELOPES

Courier Envelopes are increasingly keeping our Brausse die cutting machines, box gluers and inline tear-strip/double stick applicators busy!

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.