More Award Winning Binding Projects from PBS
2007 Award of Recognition
Category Name: Special, Unusual or Difficult Folds
Title of Entry: Coca-Cola Coins
200,000 pieces. Cut and fold 5up on 28 7/8” x 18 1/2”; 9 accordion folds to 2 5/8” x 18 ½” then cut apart to 1up 2 5/8”x 3 ½”. Reading the description alone describes how complicated this job was, the result more than met the customer’s needs and expectations. The paper was supplied to us flat, wrong grain and not prescored. This piece is unique in that it contains nine accordion folds, the most we have ever done on our folders. The only way possible to achieve nine accordion folds was to go through two-six plate units on our folders using six plates in one and four in the second. Cracking along the spine was minimal and also unavoidable unless pre-scored. The final product laid flat and lined up beautifully.
2007 Certificate of Merit
Category Name: Creative Use of Folding in Conjunction with Die-Cut Pieces
Title of Entry: Bodog Wallets
101,000 pieces. Insert “bill” into pre-diecut wallets, then fold and cold glue to form wallet. This was a very interesting piece because all of this was done in one pass through the folder. It was done in the most efficient way possible through some creative problem solving once again. The normal way of doing this would be to tip the bill onto the flat wallets with fugitive glue and then fold the wallets and cold glue in-line. However, this was not efficient as it required two operations. Our operators used our Longford tipping machine and attached it to the folder. Instead of tipping the bill into the wallet, they inserted it using the Longford and then applied two strips of glue before folding it into the final piece. This method was something new for us because it had numerous factors that could have caused it to fail. For example, if the bill was inserted too far down, it would have dog-eared when the wallet was folded. The timing had to be perfect. The bill was almost completely centered; for an uncontrolled process, we achieved excellent results.