Chicago Screws

Chicago Screws (no I don’t make up these names) …what are they?  Chicago Screws are metal or plastic screws almost the same as you would tighten with screw driver.  However, with Chicago Screws, they can be loosened or tightened or separated with a 10 cent dime or a finger nail.  Ninety nine percent of the time, Chicago Screws are used to bind paper, swatch books and other paper product.  The main value or function of Chicago Screws is the ability to give the user for example to add or take out sheets.  In an eblast nearly three years ago, I displayed various pictures of books and swatch books.  In this instance, there is a different application.  Yes, paper is being bound, but with 2 wooden strips, with string to act as a wall hanger!  An unusual application.  I encourage you to look for different or unusual applications for your printed product.

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Chicago Screws

Chicago Screws

Chicago Screws

Chicago Screws

 

Recessed Pull Tabs

We produce these “Recessed Pull Tabs”, automatically, by the 1000’s or 100’s of thousands.  Very functional product.  A gift card or a card of some sort, is inserted by the ultimate client.  When “slider” is pulled out…presto there is a card.  No instructions required.  Product is not patented.  Product is easy…is cost effective…has good surface area for advertising.  When your client has a need to “package” a card…think “Recessed Pull Tabs!”

Recessed Pull Tabs

Recessed Pull Tabs

Recessed Pull Tabs

Recessed Pull Tabs

Recessed Pull Tabs

 

Pads

We produce pads in quantities from 1000’s to 10’s of thousands.  As usual most of our pad jobs are unusual.  Some we “shape” with one of our three PMC high die cutting machines.  We have one of the few PMC machines that can shape cut sizes up to 9” x 11”!  We also do folds and fold-out pads where each sheet in the pad might be folded with 2 or 3 or 4 panels.  These pads are challenging because the open edge of the pad is much thicker than the padded edge, stacking the pads in high piles and applying glue simply does not work.  We produce giant pads sure as measurements maybe 8.5” x 14” x 1” thick (padding on the short side), using hot melt glue on our “Kansas” padding machine.  Using regular cold glue for a pad this big, would mean with the weight of the pad it would tear apart.  We can also add special colouring to the glue and produce pads with a range of over 50 different colours.  This process is very cost effective…strongly differentiating the product, and adding (at least) a perception of “value added.”

Pads

Pads

Pads

Pads