In promotional print, designers often throw up logistical problems
meaning that certain products must be folded and assembled by hand.
We often handle everyday print jobs such as the assembly of tab
lock folders and inserting business cards into diagonal slits. Many simple
mailers are designed for a simple hand fold with an interlocking fastener as
are some document wallets.
One age-old example where hand gluing may be required is the
creation of pockets in information folders where pockets with a capacity are
done by hand. The folders will be supplied flat, cut and creased by the printer
and we will add a strip of double-sided adhesive tape to each of the “glue
flaps”. We then fold along the creases and neatly fasten the pocket, usually to
the inside back cover of the folder, before packing into suitable boxes.