Mylar Tabs

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Explore Unrivaled Customization with Mylar Tabs

Introducing a unique addition to the index face of open pages in your hardback, case bound book – behold the world of “Mylar Tabs.” Elevate your book’s organization and aesthetic appeal with our unrivaled expertise in Mylar tabbing.

Unleashing the Potential of Mylar Tabs

Beyond Vinyl Binders: Mylar in Hardcover

While Mylar Tabs are often associated with ring vinyl binders, we bring this versatile and functional element to the world of hardback, case bound books. Experience the convenience of Mylar Tabs in a format that exudes sophistication and durability.

A Nostalgic Touch for Every Generation

Mylar tabs hold a nostalgic charm for those who grew up with them in their office spaces. Now, we offer a modern twist by incorporating mylar tabs into hardback case bound books. It’s a fusion of tradition and innovation, providing a unique organizational solution.

Precision in Design and Functionality

Unlike traditional hardback case bound books that are Smyth sewn, our approach involves perfect binding as single sheets with extended mylar tabs. This allows for a seamless integration of tabs that stick out from the book’s face, providing both functionality and aesthetic appeal.

Customization Beyond Standards

Choose from our standard 18 mylar tab colors or venture into custom hues that match your brand or theme. If the mylar doesn’t come in the exact shade you desire, we employ a unique printing technique with reverse copy and clear mylar to achieve your preferred color. Moreover, our mylar tabs can be shaped differently – from square cuts to half circles or concaved shapes, setting us apart from the competition.

Why Choose Mylar Tabs?

  • Unmatched Customization: Tailor mylar tabs to your exact specifications, from color choices to unique shapes, ensuring your book stands out.

  • Quality Craftsmanship: Our expertise in mylar tabbing extends beyond the ordinary, allowing us to perfect bind books with precision and attention to detail.

  • Innovation in Organizational Solutions: Mylar tabs are not just functional; they are a statement of innovation, bringing a fresh perspective to hardback case bound books.

Ready to enhance your book with extended Mylar Tabs that redefine organization and aesthetics? Contact us today, and let’s bring your vision to life with unparalleled customization and craftsmanship.

Why use Mylar tabs?

Why, you ask, is Norm talking about Mylar tabs? Aren’t they old school? In with buggy whips and VHS?

No! A picture is really worth a thousand words!

Mylar Tabs

The use of Mylar tabs has probably dropped 95% in the past few years. Why? Simply because of the internet—there’s less paper printing and because of that, a decreased need for tabs.

So, is there anything new in Mylar tabs? For sure. Look at the shapes we can make below.

Mylar Tabs

Mylar tabs aren’t just your A-Z or 1-50 anymore. Historically, Mylar tabs always had two rounded shoulders and always the same radius for each tab.

Now, we produce different shapes of tabs and many variations.


Mylar Tabs

  • 18 colours of actual Mylar but more colours are possible by printing the tab area
  • 4 standard widths for normal, double-shouldered tabs: 1/4”; 3/8”; 1/2”; and 5/8”
  • Height of regular tabs and our custom shapes can be from 3/4” to 10”!
  • Mylar finish is shiny, not matte


Mylar Tabs

  • You can expand the range of colours by printing the tab area in your preferred colour and then using clear Mylar!
  • Extremely durable
  • Add value to any looseleaf product, including ring binders

Mylar Tabs

Factors to consider

  • Stock must be at least 6pt
  • Tell us in advance whether you want Mylar tab to be drilled – this reduces your cost
  • Round-hole drilling should be done when the tabs are collated into a set of sheets.
  • Tabs can be spiral wire or wire-o punched

While the use of Mylar tabs has declined but there is still a place for them. Designers simply don’t promote them because out-of-sight means out-of-mind!

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