Before you even begin designing you should be thinking about finishing – print finishing that is. After all, creative fold, a unique shape can set your piece apart. And it all comes down to folding and gluing. It’s simple; the folding and gluing process transforms a piece of flat material into a finished product such as a box, envelope, or promotional item. This is achieved by folding along pre-creased lines and applying the adhesive that will hold the product together. As expert providers of print finishing services such as folding and gluing for the Duluth area, we’d like to tell you more about it.
What’s it for?
Folding and gluing is suitable for processing a wide range of materials including paper, solid board, plastics, laminates, corrugated board and more. Its use is seen in a variety of industries and applications. From folders to boxes, folding and gluing allows the customer to add dimension to an otherwise flat piece of material. This allows other items to be placed inside, and it also works well for promotional items, making them more interesting and therefore more likely to be opened.
How does it work?
As a die-cut and creased blank passes through the folding and gluing machine, a selection of specially positioned guides and other devices fold its panels to their required positions while adhesive is applied to the appropriate locations. The folded and glued blank will then be placed under pressure for the adhesive to cure.
What can it be used for?
There are a wide variety of print finishing products we can create use folding and gluing, including:
- Pocket folders
- Cardboard shipping envelopes and packages
- Photo holders
- Small packages for retail products
- Gusseted folders
- CD sleeves
- DVD/Blu-ray jackets
- Key card holders
- Gift card holders
- Custom designed mailing packages
- And more
Whatever it is you need, we have the technology and equipment to make your products efficiently and cost-effectively. Feel free to visit with us for more information on what we can do to help your business. Our folding and gluing process is at the forefront of innovation and our quality control is incredibly thorough.
Are you Ready to get started? For more information on folding and gluing near Duluth, please call Larkin Industries at 651-645-6000, or you can Contact Us online today!