PMC

I did an Eblast about PMC machines over two years ago but I’m repeating the topic because this video explains the process much better.  As you can see in the pictures and video, the PMC die which is shiny, silver steal, acts like a giant “cookie cutter.”  Two or three inches of pre-sized printed products such as single sheet, folders,…

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Playing Cards

We finish playing cards.  Lots of sizes, shapes, stock weights and card counts.  One of our competitive advantages is ability to collate single sheets, with thicknesses up to 20 point.  In additions we have PMC die-cutters.  PMC machines are absolutely necessary to produce card sets, because card sets finished through a PMC die-cutter have sides that are as smooth as…

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Edge Painted Printing

I recently did a video about face printed books that are printed by a printer on an offset or digital press.  This video describes the process of printing the head and/or face and/or the foot of a finished bound book after the book is bound.  The books can be either perfect bound or hard/case bound. The “printing” is done first…

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Three Panel Cover

These pieces are memorable, unusual and user engaging.  I’ve said it in the past that “a genius is someone who knows the difference between a fad and a trend.”  Since I’m not a genius, I don’t know if these three panel cover books, are a trend or a fad!  On occasions when I’d shown different folks one of these books,…

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Binders

What I’m showing in this video and still pictures what are usually simply called a “Binder.”  An older but more descriptive term is “ring binder.”  An even older term is “loose-leaf ring binder.”  The main purpose of a binder is to enable the user to add or remove sheets.  As explained in the video, the vast majority of binders are…

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Big Sheets

Sheets larger than 28” x 40” for example 34” x 48” or 36” x 74” etc…often need to be folded.  The maximum size for most binderies is 30” x 42.” Our maximum is 44” x 80!”  Years ago, binderies with these large folding machines were quite common and they were busy, sometimes, around the clock, folding roadmaps.  For all intents…

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Layflat Perfect Binding

What is a layflat perfect bound book?  As shown in the video anyone can slide a pencil or pen up the spine of the layflat perfect bound book.  In a regular perfect bound book, the spine is glued with hotmelt glue on the spine of the book.  When the book is open at 180 degrees the pages have a tendancy…

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Wet-embossing

I only repeat a product in an Eblast if there are changes, add-ons, or improvements to the products.  This Eblast particularly is a repeat of April 10, 2018 is about embossing; the first portion following is a review of basic embossing, followed by a new process we have introduced; namely “wet-embossing.” Embossing is the process of using male and female…

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Stand-up

What is a stand-up?  A stand up is one of my favourite pieces.  It is mailable.  It is absolutely easy to erect.  It will “stand” for decades.  It is extremely cost-effective when compared to plastic and metal “stands.”  The only way to describe it is you most see the following video.  The piece is no longer patented.  It requires die-cutting…

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Slider

What is a slider?  A slider in the graphic arts context is a die-cut, glued “envelope” that allows a piece to slide in and out.  There are two styles of sliders.  The least common is a slider where a piece can be completely removed from the “envelope”.  The second style, which would by far the most common, would be a…

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