Understanding the Print Folding Process
Print folding and gluing are part of the post-press process, which is made up of several steps, including:
- Paint coating
These steps put the final touches on your print marketing materials to ensure they meet your expectations and accurately reflect your brand image.
Printed products—such as brochures and trading cards—are folded using machines to create clean and straight lines. Heavy-weight materials are creased first to ensure the folds remain straight. Brochures and other folded products are then glued with precision before undergoing a final review prior to shipping.
Why You Can Trust Rex 3 for Folding and Gluing Your Print Marketing Materials
Rex 3 is an industry-leading printing services company with the experience, equipment, and expertise needed to fulfill your print marketing needs. Our resources include folding and gluing equipment from Bobst Fuego, Haskins, Speed King, and other premium print technologies.
Our success as it applies to folding and gluing rests with our first-hand comprehension of the materials involved. For folded marketing collateral, there are generally two primary print log options to choose from: hot-melt glue and white glue.
White glue—or polyvinyl resin glue—hardens as it dries, and is often used for strong adhesion on non-porous materials such as plastics. Hot-melt glue comes in a solid form and is intended to be melted before being applied to a material—similarly to the glue sticks used in a hot glue gun. Hot-melt glue is more commonly used for its flexibility, easy disposability, and long shelf-life.
Other options include fugitive glue, which is a type of non-drying glue that is used to adhere multiple items together that should eventually be separated by the recipient. For example, when you receive a credit card offer in the mail, the sample credit card is often attached to the promotional flyer with fugitive glue.
Professional Printing Services
Rex 3 provides a wide range of essential print services that utilize the folding and gluing process, including:
- Pocket folders
- Tent cards
- Photo holders
- And more
Our services are designed to help you plan and implement high-quality print marketing campaigns that facilitate business growth and widen your audience.
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