Casebinding Catalogue

We’ve just released our latest catalogue, which showcases our extensive case book binding abilities. Over 50 images show the numerous ways we can enhance and add value to Hardback/Case Bound books. If you would like a hard copy mailed to you or would like the PDF version, I’d be more than glad to send you a copy. Please email me at norm@sgfteam.ca

Some of the value-added enhancements we offer include:

  • Adding flock
  • Gilding
  • Magnetic, elastic, etc. closures
  • Unique cover materials
  • Hubbed spines
  • Die cut covers
  • Die cut interior tabs
  • Extra large sizes

 

Casebinding Catalogue

Casebinding Catalogue

Casebinding Catalogue

Casebinding Catalogue

Casebinding Catalogue

Perforated Windows

Perforated Windows

Perforated Windows

Perforated Windows

We are a bindery that is known for doing the unusual and offering value added services that would normally require additional suppliers. With 4 Bobst/Brausse die cutters, we are able to offer customers with folding jobs add-ons like Die Perforating. Die Perforating can be used for a range of applications from perforated tear-strip envelopes and boxes to peel-back windows (as shown below).

Perforated Windows

For a project like the one shown above, we take pre-perforated sheets (whether die-perfed in-house or supplied press-perfed), fold multiple panels and inline glue with lines or dots of glue. Then, the last two panels are folded together resulting in a piece that can be peeled open or lifted up.

SETUP BOXES

Setup Boxes is an industry term for boxes that are not collapsible and are very sturdy. They’re also wrapped boxes, meaning the actual box is chipboard, but the final product is covered in a material like litho printed sheets, cloth, faux leather, plastic film laminate, etc.

SETUP BOXES

SETUP BOXES

We make Setup Boxes in unusual sizes – as small as 3” wide x 3” deep x 1/2” high and as large as 17” wide x 22” deep x 4” high. If you have an unusually sized Setup Box or want to use an unusual material, we can likely do the job. Please give me a call at (416) 895-9355 if you have a Setup Box job!

SETUP BOXES

There are three steps to making Setup Boxes: First, we start with the right chipboard, which is die cut. Then, the four corners are taped with paper tape, which you can see in the image below. Lastly, the box is surfaced-glued and the wrap is applied.

SETUP BOXES

Button & Tie Closures

The product featured in this email is called a Button and Tie or Button and String Closure. This type of closure is often seen on inter-office envelopes, but that’s not the only application.

Button and Tie Closures are not just for envelopes. Every year, we produce over 1 million eyelets, many of which are used to add Button and Tie Closures to products like books, boxes, brochures and portfolios.

Button & Tie Closures

Button & Tie Closures

Using a combination of several die cutting machines and 17 eyeletting machines, we produce Button and Tie Closures in quantities ranging from 100 to 100,000+! Our huge capacity allows us to produce jobs more quickly, providing our customers with faster deliveries.

Button & Tie Closures

Our plant is fully equipped to do all the Button and Tie operations automatically – cutting the string to length, die cutting the paper circles and eyeletting.

Miniature/Pharmaceutical Folding

We regularly do Miniature/Pharmaceutical Folding on our 7 miniature folding machines. We can make folds as small as 5/8″ and can fold stock as light as 30lb! We can knife fold/fugitive glue shut and, for some jobs, we can add a wafer/clip seal. If your customer is calling about Miniature/Pharmaceutical Folding on light stock, give us a call!

Miniature Folding - Pharmaceutical Folding

Miniature Folding - Pharmaceutical Folding

Miniature Folding - Pharmaceutical Folding

Miniature Folding - Pharmaceutical Folding

Miniature Folding - Pharmaceutical Folding

 

Pillow Pharmaceutical Folding

We now offer Pillow Folding, which is folding on extra-light pharmaceutical stock. We have 7 miniature folding machines and have one of the largest miniature folding capacities in Canada and the United States!

 Pillow Pharmaceutical Folding

 Pillow Pharmaceutical Folding

The pharmaceutical inserts I feature in this video are not very small, but they are printed on extremely light 30lb stock. The result is a very thick and fluffy insert with many, many folds. Pillow Folding these fluffy pharmaceutical inserts requires specialized innovations on our folding machines, some of which were acquired from Rickard Bindery in Chicago, IL. We can also automatically wafer/clip seal shut pharmaceutical inserts.

 Pillow Pharmaceutical Folding

 Pillow Pharmaceutical Folding

If you need pharmaceutical folding on very lightweight stock, give us a call!

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

Popup Stands

Popup Stands

You’ve probably seen a Popup Stand on a restaurant table or at a checkout counter. We produce Popup Stands completely automatically! You’re not limited by size, since our machines can handle a range of sizes from 2” x 2” up to 12” x 14”. Small Popup Stands require lighter stocks (6pt to 10pt), while large Popup Stands require heavier stock (12pt to 14pt)

Popup Stands

Popup Stands

Popup Stands are shipped flat to the user and are very durable. To place on a table or counter, the user simply holds both sides and pushes down to lock the base. Standup Folders can be re-flattened instantly for storage. Some Popup Stand designs can be mailed without an envelope.

Popup Stands are relatively cost-effective compared to plastic and metal stands. The patent for this piece is expired and the name is not trademarked.

Broadside Folding

What’s Broadside Folding? The name comes from folding the longer dimension (or broadside) of a sheet first. For a 28” x 40” sheet, the first fold would bring to the piece to 14” x 40”. Most folders can only handle sheets that are 26” wide, which is too narrow for broadside folding.

We now have 3 large-format folding machines that do Broadside Folding on sheets up to 44” long!

Broadside Folding

Broadside Folding

Broadside Folding

One of the best features of a Broadside Folding is that we can produce 8-page, 10-page or 12-page self-cover Broadside Folded booklets without any glue or stitches! Fully and easily recyclable booklets are possible!

Broadside Folding

Once the first “Broadside Fold” is made, there are a few subsequent folding options: 1) Accordion Folds; 2) Gate Folds; and 3) Over & Over Folds.

  1. Accordion Folding is the most economical folding option. However, this Accordion Folding isn’t a great option for mailing or inserting.
  2. The Gate Fold option is a fun product for end users to open, plus it creates a booklet, which requires no glue or stitches.
  3. The Over & Over folding option is the most popular style of utilizing the Broadside Fold. Over & Over folding is a great option because it can be spot-glued or clip/wafer sealed shut.

Give Specialties a call today to see how we can help you get the job done!

Tag Stringing

Tag Stringing has been around for a long time, but that doesn’t mean we don’t keep innovating and adding new processes to our customers. We’ve recently added some NEW Tag Stringing innovations like the ability to string plastic tags, tags with extra-large holes and tags with eyelets! Our machinery also enables us to offer tag stringing for these types of tags:

  • Paste bound booklet tags
  • Saddle-stitched booklet tags
  • Miniature or oversized tags
  • Diecut tags

Tag Stringing

The hole in the tag above is extra-large. This isn’t a problem for us! Give us a call if your customer is asking for an unusual tag.

Tag Stringing

We can also do tag stringing with eyelets. This increases durability and ensures the string doesn’t tear through the tag.

Tag Stringing

Tag Stringing

The above two images show a plastic tag that we can now string. Plastic tags are a great option for outdoor environments or where they need to be water-resistant or waterproof.

Tag Stringing

We can string tags that are die-cut into virtually any shape.

String comes in numerous colours and can be matched to the tag graphics.

For more information please contact us.

Please also visit Specialties Graphic Finishers

Paste Binding

Paste Binding

Paste/glue binding is a binding style done on small booklets. Unlike wire saddle stitching, paste/glue binding uses glue instead of wire stitches (staples). Books that are paste/glue bound lie flatter than saddle stitched books.

Paste Binding

Paste Binding

Paste/glue binding is more environmentally friendly than saddle stitching because the booklet does not have to be disassembled to be recycled.

Paste Binding

Paste Binding

Unlike saddle stitched binding, paste/glue binding works very well with PMC/high die cutting. The pressure of the PMC/high die pops the stitches so using glue is a better choice. In fact, I’ve actually seen some stitches fly several feet when attempting to PMC a saddle stitched book!

Our machines can paste/glue bind books up to 32 pages and accommodate sheet sizes up to 44” x 76”. We can also in one pass do operations like add a final soft fold and/or add 1, 2 or 3 clip/wafer seals