Pop-ups

We produce pop-ups!  We do all the die-cutting, required gluing and hand assembly (in most cases).  The first four diagrams are by far the cheapest: each of the four getting progressively more expensive.  The following picture are very labour intensive.  With the first two pictures, the piece “pops open”, when the page is turned.  With pictures #3 and #4, the…

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Add-ons

This presentation is about add-ons that you can incorporate into what is often a boring portfolio.  Pictures #1 to #6 are add-ons to the same piece!  The first picture is the front showing the square back spine.  Picture #2 shows 3 panels.  Picture #3 shows an inserted separate piece.  Picture #4 shows a die-cut pen holder.  Picture #5 shows a…

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Perfect Bound Books With Die-cut Covers

We produce numerous titles of perfect bound books with die-cut covers.  As you can see from the following six different titles the die-cutting can be very simple as shown in pictures #1 to #3.  The blue cover book is extremely detailed.  Pictures #5 and #8 are moderately detailed.  When working with a perfect bound job requiring die-cut covers opt for…

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Miniature Folding

We do miniature folding by the millions.  Multiple machines.  We can glue in-line.  For multiple up, parallel miniature (often called pharmaceutical folding), we have a Swiss made mobile in-line multiple straight blade trimmer called a “Bograma”.

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3D Cards

These “pop-up” or “3D” cards are very, very, very…memorable.  I have seen custom corporate runs of a few hundred, used as Christmas cards, announcements of major events.  The list of potential uses is very long.  The majority of these pieces are laser cut and depending on the quantity are machine or hand folded.  I have rarely seen a printed piece…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Large Format Printing

We are increasingly seeing more “bindery” uses for large format printed material on books, portfolios and boxes!  With very few exceptions, this material is reasonably easy to work with…to die cut, glue, form or sew.  This printed material gives designers a greater range of ideas; the finished product is very distinguishable from simple foil stamped or debossed products, it is…

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Pull Tabs

This weeks’ eblast is about “one station pull tabs.”  This style comes in endless sizes, a wide range of stock weights, quantities from hundreds to hundreds of thousands…lots and lots of room for creative design!  We produce this product automatically.  This is a product that requires customer involvement resulting in intrigue, and memory of product or service advertised.  “One station…

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