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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Pop-up cube

What is a pop-up cube?  A pop-up cube is a die-cut, glued piece, that when pulled flat out of an envelope literally “pops” into a cube!  In the vast majority of cases the “pop-up” is a cube, although I’ve seen occasionally a piece that might be say 4” x 4” x 6”.  A pop-up cube, as I’ve said requires die…

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Cross Folder

Cross Folder What is a cross folder?  A cross folder is a five panel brochure, that folds down to the size of one panel.  We fold these automatically in quantities of thousands to hundreds of thousands.  In the vast majority of times the piece must be die-cut.  To use a clock illustration, the cheapest folding sequence would be to fold…

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Corner Folder

What is a corner folder? A corner folder is simply a square (most often square) printed piece that has all four corners folded to meet in the center.  Corner folds can be produced in a wide range of sizes, stock weights and paper textures.  In most instances we can fold the four corners automatically.  If the stock is heavier the…

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Perpetual Folder

This is by far the most intriguing, innovative, cost-effective and easy to use “movement piece” I’ve ever seen. Of all the printed “moving” pieces I have and will present, this piece is the second cheapest to produce next to the “Broad-side” piece I showed on June 19. This piece is not patented, although some companies go to great extremes to give…

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