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Do you have glueable films?

Yes. The Matte scuff-resistant and scuff-proof films we carry accept animal- and synthetic-based glues, as well as Gloss PET GS.

How do I stop my sheets from finger printing?

Anytime you print a dark ink with heavy coverage, finger printing is a concern. To minimize finger printing, laminate using a scuff-resistant, scuff-proof or soft-touch film.

How long does it take to get a die cutting die made?

The vast majority of dies are made within 24 hours from the point of order.

Can you mount sheets to both sides of e-flute?

Yes – we can dual mount to any fluted material, as well as many other substrates.

If I get you stock, can you make a sample for us?

Absolutely! We can make prototype samples on the stock of your choice.

Do you perfect-bind?

Yes, we can PUR bind in addition to our double-wire, single wire and plastic coil binding.

Can you UV coat uncoated stock?

This is not recommended because the UV coating will dive into the uncoated surface, penetrating fibers of the paper and neutralizing the gloss content of the coating. Some potential work-arounds include:

  • Using a heavily calendered uncoated sheet
  • Using other coatings in advance to prepare the surface to accept UV coating
  • Laminating the sheets with a matte film and then coating the film, in order to achieve optimal contrast.
What type of film can I use to keep my inks from fading?

All films have a certain amount of UV inhibitors in them, but to optimize protection against UV fading, we recommend using Polyester “ZZ” Film.

What is the minimum and maximum size for PSA?

Minimum size – 8 1/2″ X 11″
Maximum size – 43″ X 60″ (Handfed up to 81″)

What is the thinnest stock you can fold & glue automatically?

For most projects the thinnest stock we can fold & glue automatically is 5pt stock or the equivalent of 100# Gloss Text.

What is the earliest I can pick up and the latest I can deliver?

Normal shipping/receiving hours are: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM, Monday through Friday. We can, however, accommodate special requests.

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What is the minimum and maximum size for collating?

Minimum size – 3″ X 5″
Maximum size – 19.5″ X 13.75″

What is the minimum and maximum sheet size for die cutting?

Minimum size for automatic – 12″ X 18″ [hand fed minimum – 5.5″ X 8.5″]
Maximum size – 60.5″ X 82.5″ [hand fed maximum – 45″ X 65″]

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What is the minimum and maximum size for UV Coating?

Minimum size – 11″ X 14″ 
Maximum size – 43″ X 50″

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