Binding Industries Association Recognizes PBS with Product of Excellence Award (Best of Category)
Title of Entry: Creo Staccato
Stock: Various – Coated, Uncoated and Lightweight Newsprint and Polypropylene. This project came to us with extremely challenging time criteria. We had to turn a minimum 2000 books within 2 days as our End Customer needed these books for DRUPA – the show was starting within days of our receiving this job.
We have never produced a book like this before on our binder – it took more time than we had; perseverance; creativity; an excellent relationship with our printer customer – good communications were key; (also trust and some luck) to make this project work.
20,000 copies; finished size 8 ¼ x 11 11/16” 2 Fly sheets plus 5 French Folds plus 7 inserts plus map plus pocket cover.
French folds and inserts are interleaved throughout the book. All pages are full size except the inserts which are only 8 ¼ x 8 3/8 and have a 3 1/8” hole die cut in them. Because of the French folds and pocket cover, there is no face trim possible, therefore all components processed ‘to size’ on the face.
The first three sheets had to be tipped together in order to feed on the binder. The 1st leaf is a 2.5 pt polypropylene with a window that must register with the sheet below it. The 2nd leaf is a 2 ¾ pt Newsprint stock. The 3rd leaf is the first insert. The 5 French folds required gluing at the binding edge (hidden in the center) in order to feed on the binder.
Due to the accordion folded map, and in order to feed it on the binder, it required gluing in the head and the foot areas which was later trimmed off during the final trim stage.
This job required two passes on our perfect binder. First pass to gather all text pages – jogging to the foot. The second pass, text with pocketed cover, jogging to the head. Polyurethane Reactive (PUR) adhesive was used.