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“Rickard Bindery produced neck hangers are like gingerbread cookies, only better.” – Gary Junge

Inline Die Cut Neck Hangers

Different than standalone traditional cylinder or flatbed die presses, Rickard Bindery’s high-speed inline die cutting production line trims, die cuts and punches folded or saddle stitched forms inline with our folding or stitching equipment.

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Unlike a plate of hand decorated, unique and admittedly delicious gingerbread men, every inline die cut tag stringed piece produced on Rickard Bindery’s Bogramma is exactly the same. Why? Because in our manufacturing process, folding and stitching occurs before die cutting. Your result: perfect registration and page alignment every time. Try accomplishing this using a traditional die cut then fold or stitch process, impossible!

Regardless of whether your small format piece is a tag stringed bottlenecker helping sell consumer products at point of purchase, or has an entirely different use, you’re going to get perfect registration every time. No other die cut production process comes close to the accuracy of Bogramma-produced folded or stitched pieces.

The Latest Rickard Bindery Video

Here’s a 63-second video of Rickard Bindery’s estimating team leader, Gary Junge, showing some examples of tag stringed products perfect for inline production on our Bogramma.

The Big Five

  1. Basics. Inline die cut pieces on Rickard Bindery’s versatile Bogramma does what a PMC high die cutting machine will do, except it trims inline with a folder or saddle stitcher (one operation). Also, PMC die cutters don’t handle the uneven thickness of a stitch or a fold as well as the Bogramma which trims one form at a time.
  2. Benefits. In addition to perfect page registration, inline production lowers costs. If your piece fits our Bogramma, it eliminates the need for standalone die cutting.
  3. Variants. If you’re using it for die cutting multiple up, you must have a minimum of 1/2″ bleed between images. If you’re using it for straight knife timing for miniature multiple up pieces, then you can chop cut or use a 1/4″ bleed.
  4. Max & mins. If you’re cutting apart inline, the maximum spine-to-face dimension is 8-3/4″ and the minimum is 1-1/2″. Across the spine, we can go up to 26-3/4″, 1, 2, 3 or 4 up, chop cut or bleed. The die cutting dimension, from the spine-to-face is 12-1/4″ and max width is 24″. When die cutting, there is no limit how many up the machine can produce.
  5. Shop talk. When we bought our Bogramma, we thought we were going use it for die cutting 24/7, but we’ve also used it to trim apart miniature stitched books and have produced millions this way because this process is more efficient than taking them offline and cutting apart.

The Rickard Bindery Inline Die Cut Neck Hanger Advantage

At Rickard Bindery, we offer high quality inline die cutting solutions with either folding or saddle stitching equipment. Then we often add tag stringing to finish your piece to selling perfection. If you think giving your project the shape it deserves is cost prohibitive, call your friends at Rickard Bindery. You might be surprised.