Set-up Boxes

Set-up boxes is an industry term for what most people would refer to as a chocolate style box.  A set-up style box has two pieces…a top and a bottom.  We make set-up boxes.  As pictured, the process of manufacturing set-up boxes requires die-cutting, brown (most common colour), grey, white or black coloured “chip board” with 4 slits that act as…

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Taped Spines

Books have taped spines for one of two reasons.  One reason taped spines are used is to further strengthen the binding of the book.  Taped books will function longer and will also look better longer.  The second and maybe the most frequent reason is aesthetics/appearance.  The tape makes the book look more distinctive, unusual and stronger.  The tape comes in…

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Pop-ups

As pictured “pop-ups” can be made in an infinite range of contours, shapes, sizes, stock weights and styles.  Pop-ups ALWAYS draw attention, generate interest, intrigue and emotional involvement.  Pop-ups are supported in a book context or a 4-page folder.  They always (to my knowledge) require die-cutting, gluing and some degree of hand assembly. Are pop-ups expensive?  Yes! Are they effective? Extremely…

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Pen Holders

I guess that you’ve got the idea that I “really” like this bindery stuff!  The subject for this eblast is “pen holders”!   I am fascinated by the number of “pen holders” I have collected or manufactured over the years.  I sorted through the pile and came up with 8, very unusual pen holders. Picture #1 could be made of cloth,…

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Soft cover case bound book

Soft covered case bound books almost sound like a contradiction of terms.  Soft covered case bound books are exactly the same as hard back case bound books except for the fact that hard covered case bound books have a paper based “board” inside the cover and the soft cover style has no board.  Both styles have the cover material “wrapped around”…

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Fan Binding

Fan binding as you can see in the video, the single sheets are fanned two ways and run over the surface of a glue roller.  The glue “creeps” up both sides of the paper, about 1/8 inch on each side of the sheets.  This process is MUCH more durable than regular perfect bound books.  The “fan-glued” pages can then have…

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O Rings

O rings are something you probably played with in public school!  We use them to bind books.  Silver and gold are standard colours.  Many other colours are available but the minimum order requirements are substantial.  The main benefit of an O ring style binding is that sheets can be added or removed, O ring binding is different.  Customers often want…

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Lenticular

As you can see from my video and these pictures a “Lenticular” product is one of the most distinctive, customer engaging and memorable products that I ever seen in my bindery.  We do not manufacture lenticular products, but we can give advice and suggestions on how and who can produce them.  Depending on what product that “lenticular” is to be…

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Decal Edges

The product for this week is “decal edges.”  Decal edges are “roughed” edged on special paper.  Pictures #1 to #4 show four different kinds of paper that have produced a slightly different “edge.”  Picture #2 has a “looser” edge than picture #1.  Picture #3 has a “tighter edge” than picture #4 because the paper is different.  Picture #5 and #6…

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Imprinted Ribbons

We have installed a machine to imprint ribbons!  We can imprint ribbons in widths from ¼ inch to 2 inches; ribbons with dozens of different textures and surfaces.  We can imprint personal names, pattens, logos and in dozens of different types of styles, colours and sizes.  If you need ribbons imprinted…call us…we can help!

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