Please keep in mind the
following types of information that we would need to provide you with a
quotation. The following suggestions are a generalization. Different types of
information may be necessary depending on the type of job.
Diagrams are always welcome.
1. A brief
description of the item (folder, envelope, letterhead, wire-o book, etc.)
flat size of the item
folded size of the item
3. What size sheet
are you going to supply us with? How many out of the sheet?
4. The type
(cover/text) and weight of the stock you are supplying?
5. The major
operations necessary for the job;
Stamping - provide foil color and
area size. One side or two sides?
Embossing - provide
area size and if single level or more. Blind emboss or in register.
Diecutting - provide
area size to be diecut out or kisscut
Lamination - provide
thickness of lamination desired - 1.7 mil, 3 mil, 5 mil or 10 mil.
(If you are looking for 1 sided application, this can only be done in 1.7
We will also need to know if the job calls for encapsulation, which is an
extended edge on all four sides (usually 1/8 all around), or flush cut
Will the job call for matte or gloss film?
Index Tabbing - Do you
want mylar on the tab? If so, clear or colored and if colored which colors
and in what order for what position tab?
Is the tab a standard contour?
Is the customer looking for clear reinforcing on the binding edge?
Should the tabs be three hole drilled and what size hole?
Would you like the tabs collated? Forward, reverse? Provide order for
Mechanical Binding -
What type of binding would the customer prefer and in what color?
How will the job be supplied? In full sheets or cut and collated?
How many leaves of paper (1 leave = 2 pages) text & covers - and the type
& weight of the stock?
How thick is the final book?
Mounting - What type
of board would you like the sheet mounted to? 50pt w/1/s etc.
Do you want an easel affixed to the back of the poster? Single or double
wing? White two sides (w/2/s) or plain chip?
Do you want a clear pocket affixed to the front of the poster? What size
literature does the pocket have to hold?
- How many sheets per pad? On which dimension does it pad?
How will stock be supplied?
Does it require a board backer? Will the backer be supplied also?
Shrinkwrapping - How
many pieces to a pack?
Do you want the packaging shrunk (tight) or left loose?
Does the wrap require a board stiffener?
Transfer taping - What
type of tape are you looking for? Permanent, Removable, Semi-Permanent, or
Hi-Lo (which is a single strip of tape that is permanent one side and
removable on the other).
What size tape are you looking for? Liner size - 2, 1, 3/4, 1/2 to
yield an adhesive 1/4 smaller then liner size.
Velcro affixing - What
are you looking for? Dots or strips?
What color? White or Black
Is special packing
required? - Carton convenient - 35 lbs or under
Shrinkwrap in a certain quantity per pack?
Box in a certain quantity per box?
If you would like additional
information about any of the above processes please see our: