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June 2021:  Paper with a New Recipe

Cotton or wool, grass or hemp as ecological components: Numerous innovative paper products characterize today's product ranges. 

Paper mills are frequently launching new, original products, taking the train directly in the direction of environmental protection, conservation and resource conservation. International competition for original ideas for ecologically sustainable specialty papers based on alternative natural fibers or recycled materials has long been in full swing.


Now some dried grass 

Meanwhile, grass paper is known for applications as a plastic substitute, for packaging or even hygiene paper products. For this purpose, dried hay is processed by a method developed by Creapaper in Hennef, Germany, and used alongside virgin fiber pulp made from wood (cellulose) or recycled paper. Using a grass input of 30 percent, around 15 percent CO2 emissions can be saved in paper production together with recovered paper and around 23 percent CO2 emissions together with virgin fiber from wood.

Feb.15, 2021 - Hard Bound Spiral Book

The best of both bindings - hard bound covers with a spiral binding. Great for journals, diaries, photo collections and more.

Feb.1, 2021 - 
3 Tier Calendar 

Calendars are still cool and 3 Tier Calendars are even cooler. Check out the binding process…sped up a bit.

Oct 12, 2020, 7:39 PM - 
Hard Bound Books 

One of our latest projects:  From printing to Foiling to Binding. It was a team project with Print Inspirations (printing), KSB Die Cutting (foil stamped covers), and Your Bindery (hard case and PUR text blocks. 

Sept 14, 2020 -
Why PUR is Great!


Miss Kitty’s scoop on PUR-fect binding and five Book projects that benefit from PUR adhesive.

 Polyurethane Reactive (PUR) is the most durable and flexible book binding glue available. PUR adhesive is most commonly associated with softcover books that are bound with the Perfect Binding method.

 Because of its superior performance, PUR can be used in perfect bound applications where Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) and other traditional adhesives may not be well suited. 

PUR applications include:

 1)   Children’s Books –The flexibility of PUR adhesive prevents the spine from cracking when the book is opened wide or pressed down flat. Despite the tugging and twisting of small hands, the cover and pages remain securely fastened at the spine.

2)   Frequently Used Books – Because it is so strong yet pliable, books bound with PUR adhesive are able to withstand the rigors of repeated opening and closing. It is nearly impossible to pull a page out of a book bound with PUR adhesive.

3)   Subject to Extreme Temperatures – Whether your book will be used in temperatures as low as -40°F or as high as 200°F, the PUR binding will remain strong, flexible, and intact. No more fractured spines from the bitter cold or pages coming loose in the intense heat.

4)   Relatively Few Pages – The recommended spine width for a traditional perfect bound book is around ¼”, but with PUR binding the spine can be as narrow as ”. This is because PUR adhesive does not need as much surface area to firmly secure the book’s pages.

5)   Glossy Pages – Unlike traditional perfect binding adhesives, PUR adheres extremely well to pages that have a smooth, glossy finish. This means the pages of your bound document can be finished with a glossy coating – such as a varnish, aqueous or UV coating. In addition, you can also use pages that have a protective film applied – such as a laminate or mylarWhat

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