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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Round Books

Yes we can make round books.  Pretty much any sizes you want up to 14” across.  Cases can be padded, to have a foam feel to them.  We can sew around the edges as shown in the “baseball book” example.  Book thickness up to 2.”  You can use any stock weights that are used for regular books…give your customer something…

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Paint Can Labels

An interesting, trivial fact is the fact that the sale of “paint” is growing substantially.  People change paint colours more frequently.  To the point of this Eblast, printers are being asked to print more paint can labels than ever before!  As pictured, all gallon paint can labels have two 1” or 1 ¼” round holes for the handle insertion.  There…

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Elastics

Elastics as you can see “book elastics” come in dozens of colours, different widths, and a few different “sewn patterns,” round or flat.  Elastics for book are used increasingly for the exploding diary, journal, notebook market.  One “journal” book manufacturer called “Moleskine” generates over a billion dollars per year selling “journals”!!!  Three other companies producing similar products are doing a…

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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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