Incorporating a pocket folder as the cover for your perfect bound project adds a visual pizzazz that can impress your customer. Keep in mind that there are several key planning steps that must be considered to ensure that the pocket folder cover design is successful.
A pocket folder cover project must be designed and prepared to allow for pre-binding of the text block, prior to inclusion of the cover. The purpose of a pre-bind of the text is to allow the face and foot edge of the book block to be trimmed smooth prior to being aligned with the face and foot edge of the pocket folder.
Once the book block has been pre-trimmed at the face and foot edge, the book block can be combined with the pocket folder cover, using the foot edge as the primary collating guide. The Binder Operator will then adjust the amount of spine grind to allow the face edge of the book to align with the face edge of the pocket folder. Once the book block is glued into the pocket folder cover, a head trim is performed, resulting in text that is nearly perfectly fitted to the pocket folder cover.
Remember, the face and foot edge of the pocket folder cannot be trimmed without destroying the pocket. Fitting of the text to the pocket folder cover during two binding passes, as described, leaves the pocket folder intact, providing smoothly trimmed text and a pleasing product to your customer.
Involving the Sales and Planning Professionals at Allied Bindery will help you avoid problems during the planning and design stages for pocket folder covers. Give us a call and let us help you achieve your customer’s expectations
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