Special Operations

Special Operations can include any task outside of normal envelope manufacturing. With our extensive capabilites and equipment, we're able to create just about any custom product you can imagine. Some of our standard special operations include:

 

Sheeting

Paper may be converted from rolls to sheets in our sheeting facility.

Die Cutting

A full range of die cutting services are available. Labels, folders, books, brochures, can all be die cut for you as individual items, or holes or windows can be cut into those same items. Envelopes can also be cut off with a straight edge (Flush Cut) or with a thumb notch (Thumb Cut).

Banding

A paper band may be applied to “bunches” of envelopes to aid in selling or handling for their end use. Typical counts would be 10, 12, 25, 50, or 100, although any count you wish can be obtained.

Gumming

Standard remoistening gum, such as that on an envelope seal flap, can be applied to sheets of paper or card stock, in several ways. Edge Gumming is applied right to the edge of the sheet, usually rolled on. Strip Gumming is the application of a long strip of gum, located away from the edge of the sheet, usually pressed on. Spot or Pattern Gumming is much like “letterpress printing” with gum. Pres-Stik® or Latex Gum can be applied to paper or envelopes. When the two gummed surfaces are brought into contact, they adhere to each other. Kwik-Tak®, a pressure sensitive Gum with a release paper can be applied to sheets or envelopes. The release paper is peeled away and discarded and the gum will then adhere permanently to almost anything.

Hole Drilling

Single or multiple holes can be drilled into sheets, cards, or envelopes. These are typically used on interdepartmental mail envelopes to verify whether the envelope is empty or not. A wide range of sizes are available.

Shrink Wrapping

Shrink wrap can be applied around almost any size of envelopes in varying counts. Typical counts would be 10, 15, 25, 50 or 100.

 
Eyelet Application

Single or multiple metal eyelets may be applied to sheets, cards or envelopes. Eyelets are typically used to reinforce a hole that will be hung on a hook or will later be wired or strung.

Clasp Application

A metal clasp may be applied to almost any style of envelope, although it is normally used on open end catalog envelopes. We do not recommend that a clasp be applied to a white envelope, since the clasp metal will unavoidably leave a noticeable mark on the face of the envelope next to it.

String and Button

A string and button fastener may be applied to sheets, cards, or envelopes of any style, although it is normally used on open end catalog envelopes.