Folding and Gluing Rochester

What is folding and gluing? Folding and gluing is the process used to convert a flat sheet into a finished product, such as an envelope, box or promotional item. This process involves folding the blank sheet along creased lines and applying adhesive to hold the product together. Most of these items are designed to hold inserts or similar materials. There are so many great applications for folding and gluing! In fact, it can be performed on a wide range of materials including plastic, cardboard and paper.

Larkin Industries specializes in several print finishing techniques including folding and gluing near Rochester. Larkin has been helping professionals like you with all of their print finishing needs since 1976. We have won several awards including recognition from the U.S. Business Administration. We are ISO 9001:2008 certified, which means we are committed to providing the best possible quality control processes to ensure all of our customers get the best possible folding and gluing and print finishing services from us.

Give us a call and we will answer your questions, address any concerns and talk about your upcoming folding and gluing project.

More about the Folding and Gluing Process

custom CAD and product designs twin citiesFolding and gluing can benefit a variety of your promotional items, including:

  • Gusseted folders
  • CD and DVD sleeves/jackets
  • Pocket folders (layouts available)
  • Cardboard shipping envelopes and packages
  • Key and gift card holders
  • Auto-bottom, side seam and product cartons
  • Custom mailing packages (inserts can be dropped in and sealed inside)

But, what is the folding and gluing process exactly? First, most folded and glued items are produced from die cut sheets. As a die-cut and creased blank sheet passes through the folder-gluer machine, a selection of specially positioned guides, rotary hooks and other devices fold its panels to the required position while adhesive systems apply cold glue or hot-melt adhesive to appropriate locations.

The folded and glued piece will then be place under pressure for the adhesive to cure as it is transferred to delivery. Highly sophisticated control systems track the sheet during the process and, in conjunction with quality assurance equipment, will eject any products that do not conform to the pre-determined criteria.

Our folding and gluing process is at the forefront of innovation and our quality control is beyond exception. Give us a call to learn more about folding and gluing and all of the many print finishing services we offer.

Contact Us about Folding and Gluing

If you would like more information on folding and gluing near Rochester, please call Larkin Industries at 651-645-6000, or you can Contact Us.