Best stock weight for High Die Cutting for smaller sizes like A-style and #10's is 60# to 80# Text with a caliper of approximately .0045 to .0068
Best stock weight for large booklets and open end catalogs sizes like 9 x 12 and 10 x 13 is 70# to 80# text with a caliper of .005 to .0085.
Follow the grain direction requirements as shown on the layout templates. Grain wrong setup charges will apply.
An over run for setup and waste is required. The minimum for A-styles & #10 is 300 or 10% whichever is greater of the finished count. The minimum for large Booklets and Open End Catalogs is 400 or 10%.
High Die Cutting requires a specific sheet size and position of the template on the sheet for best cutting register.
ECS will trim your over sized press sheets if needed. An additional amount of $70.00 per hour for trim cutting will be charged.
Call us for help with multiple up templates, custom sizes and square envelopes.
Mark the grip and guide position on your press sheet.
Full outside or inside ink coverage REQUIRES NO INK OR VARNISH IN GLUE AND GUM AREAS. Adhesion is NOT GUARANTEED if ink or varnish is printed in these areas.
The characteristics of certain stocks and/or inks may result in scuffing or cracking.
Provide a blue line proof, rule-up or previous sample with your order and instructions.
Allow 3 to 5 days production time for most orders. Quantities over 50,000, or large size booklets and catalogs may take longer.
Please email, fax, or call ahead of time to let us know your scheduling needs.