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.

Rollabind

Rollabind

Rollabind, which is also known as Discbinding, is a mechanical binding process like Wire-O and Plasticoil but with a major advantage. The Rollabind binding method was designed to enable end users to add and remove sheets by hand without damaging them.

Rollabind

Books bound with Rollabind lay flat when open and can be opened 360 degrees! Sheets are aligned perfectly and the gap between opened sheets is remarkably narrow.

Rollabind

Rollabind

Rollabind discs come in sizes from 1/2” up to 1 1/2” and in 22 colours. Books with 1/2” discs can hold 50 sheets of 32lb stock or 70 sheets of standard copy paper. Books with 1 1/2” discs can hold 140 sheets of 32lb stock or 220 sheets of standard copy paper.

 

SEEDED PAPER

We love a challenge, so when clients have an unusual job or want to incorporate non-traditional materials into a job, we’re all in. One of the benefits of working with us is our experience in experimenting with different products and knowing the right suppliers. We’re used to doing a lot of experimentation for different projects!

Seeded Paper

Seeded Paper

When a client wanted to use Seeded Paper for a die creased 4pg stringed tag, we directed them to the best Seeded Paper suppliers for this specific job. We experimented with 8 stocks and only 1 ended up working. Another job required experimentation because we needed to guillotine square Seeded Paper cards and automatically tip them onto a carrier.

 

 

We do not sell Seeded Paper, but we can direct you to specific suppliers. Some Seeded Paper is extremely textured because of the size and type of seeds used. Other Seeded Paper options are much smoother. Seeded Paper can be either is very stiff or flexible. Depending on the application, there are various degrees of difficulty in using Seeded Paper.

Saddle Stitching with Foldouts

We can produce highly unusual Saddle Stitched books that have multiple foldouts!

Saddle Stitching

Saddle Stitching

Most binderies can do 6pg foldout covers on Saddle Stitched books, but only a few (like us!) can also add foldouts from the top and/or bottom and/or face.

Saddle Stitching

These operations require die-cutting, oftentimes some very tricky folding and then Saddle Stitching. We can do all these processes in-house, using one of our 4 – 40” Bobst/Brausse die cutters, box gluers, buckle/plow folders and Mueller saddle stitchers.