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When making and printing packaging, such as display boxes, there are some certain terms that one needs to know. These terms are for the communication between the seller, a die-cutting firm and designer, and not so important to the print. A printer will simply print whatever is needed on to sheets of cardstock, that then gets turned over to a die-cutter that cuts, scores, glues and folds to spec. If the designer and the die-cutter do not communicate, and the specs are not exact (i.e. a measurement or the artwork is millimeters off target), the project will become waste. Once the package is assembled, it will become quite clear that something is not right (i.e. the design is not positioned correctly or the box is not geometrically sound).

Now for the first term- Pylocks. Unfortunately, a photo can not be supplied here. 

As an example, if you take a box of pain relievers off the shelf of a grocery store, look at the lid of the box.  Opening the lid, you will see that the lid has a lip. Between the lip and the “top” of the box, there are slits on either side. These slits are the Pylocks that allow the lid to naturally lock with the underlying flaps.

 

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A Pillow Pack is a form of packaging that can be printed on and is often used in marketing scenarios and/or gift giving.

Pillow Pack Packaging

Pillow Pack Packaging

A Pillow Pack is very attractive in its style, and is very easy load and unload. Thus, it is often used by outfits that want to represent themselves as high quality establishments.

There are important items to note regarding the Pillow Pack: 1) Make sure the printer is setting up the job so the paper grain goes the length of the box once it is cut; 2) Make sure the printer is using or recommending the proper paper stock; 3) Make sure that, if the printer is not also the die cutter, that the both the printer and broker are in close communication with the die cutter, because a die cutter knows exactly what needs to be done in order for the job to be perfect.

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When printing a catalogue via a web printer, money can be saved when you print in slightly smaller sizes. To understand this concept, one needs to know the difference between web printing and other more common printing processes, such as sheet fed printing.

Sheet fed printers run large sheets of paper stock through a printer, and then the sheets are cut down to the sizes that were requested. Because the sheets are always the same size going into the printer, the cost is goods is the same everytime. Thus, size does not matter in terms of cost savings. Web printers stock their paper on very large rolls, which allows them to cut off the paper at any place they choose. This gives them the advantage of saving paper, resulting in a lower cost of goods. This savings is usually gets passed on to the client.

So, something as simple as printing a 8.25″ x 10.75″ catalogue, rather than a 8.5″ x 11″ catalogue can save a client quite a bit money when going through a web printer (a 1/4″ difference can amount to a 25% to 50% savings).

ProjectCenter is a single-source service company providing marketing and document solutions to small, medium and large-sized businesses in the U.S. area. ProjectCenter is based in Phoenix, Arizona and its services include graphic design, web design, printing, copying, scanning and mailing. For more information, please call (602) 252-6655 or visit  www.makepapereasy.com or follow us at www.twitter.com/ProjectCenter.

Some clients get put off by being asked about the quantity of their project. It could be that they feel the broker is judging them.

The fact is that quantity determines how a broker (that is to say, a good broker) is going to handle the job in a price competitive manner. Generally speaking, any job under 1000 units will be taken to an iGen printer (a color copier on steroids). Any job between 1,000 and 10,000 units will most likely be taken to an Offset printer (the most typical printing method). Then, any job over 10,000 units will most likely go to a Web printer, that specializes in high quantity and quality.

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