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  • foldfactory.com Blog

    FOLD of the WEEK: “Tweaked” Tulip Fold Event Invitation

    May 15, 2014

    What should a company do when it wants to change its name? Throw a great party, of course! This week’s selection, designed by Prismatic and produced by Lawton Printers of Orlando, offers a really fun modification to the always exciting and varied tulip fold format. By adding a reverse panel to the cover, the opening [...]

  • The Finish Line

    Don Piontek

    Better Finishing Through Chemistry

    By Don Piontek | July 14, 2014

    Adhesives are widely used in finishing, this includes perfect binding, folding, mailing, and folding carton applications. And coatings and various chemical solutions are used in the digital print process to both enhance image quality and make the paper more "finishing-friendly." Both chemistry and environmental control have a lot to do with systems performance.

  • Bindery Success

    How to Do a Cut Score on Your Folding Machine

    July 19, 2014

    Here’s a ‘scoring’ technique borrowed from the greeting card industry. It might seem a little old school, but it’s still used quite often, and it’s a great technique to have available when you need it. The video below demonstrates how to create a cut score (also called a kiss cut, or semi slit) on your folding machine. The term has a slightly different meaning in the packaging industry, but for our purposes, we’ll define it as a method in which you cut partially through the sheet. The purpose of the cut-score is to create a fold that’s nearly flat. As you’ll

  • Company Folders Blog

    How to Use Our Free Folder Mockup Templates

    July 19, 2014

    How to Use Our Free Folder Mockup TemplatesOur 100% free folder mockup templates allow you to create a beautiful, realistic image of how your folder design will look after it’s been printed and constructed. You can use mockup templates to: Test and preview your folder design before sending it to a printer Send a design to a current or potential client for [...]