July 09, 2010


A note pad is a pretty simple thing. A stack of sheets glued to a piece of chipboard. With any paper cutter and a dab of glue anyone can make a pad. 250 50 sheet pads is another story. The press sheets start out as 4up, a piece of chipboard is inserted between every 50 press sheets while the press is running off the 3,125 impressions. Theses stacks of sheets and board are then trimmed, stacked, glued, and broken apart. It's been a standard job in many print shops for generations. Our new part time pressman showed off his technique for us today, and the tradition lives on.

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