Bookbinding material Glossary

bookbinding material

Glossary of  bookbinding material terms commonly used in our industry.





Blind-embossing : same as hot-stamping but without film, to get a negative 3D print only.

Bookbinding material :

kind of  covering material commonly used for bookbinding purpose. It implies that material can go through usual binding lines (Kolbus, Muller Martini…).



Cartons : see Folding Boxes

Covered boxes : see Rigid Boxes

Cellulose fibres : SENSE fibres (except Sense Velvet) are made out of eucalyptus renewable cellulose (eucalyptus pulp).

Covering material or cover material : in our sectors, it includes all materials and special papers used to cover (mostly) grey boards, to make rigid boxes, book covers and related items.

Collapsible boxes : looking like rigid boxes, these boxes can be delivered flat (lower transport and stocking costs) and are set up on the point of sales.

Creative paper : see Special paper.



Displays : we mean all POS items, from typical jewellery displays to counter displays or special event items.

Digital printing : it includes all non-traditional printing processes that could not be available without computer-driven methods.



Eucalyptus pulp : all SENSE references (except Sense Velvet) have fibres made out of eucalyptus pulp.

Emmeci line : these are the typical box-wrapping lines used to manufacture rigid boxes.

Electrophotography : also known as xerography or “laser printing”.



Folding boxes : all cartons  directly using cardboard without prior laminating / covering converting step.

Folding cartons : see Folding Boxes

FSC : Forest Stewardship Council. Major paper & board standard asserting that the pulp source is sustainable and monitored.

Foiling : see Hot-Stamping

Fancy paper : see Special paper.

Flocked paper  (flock paper) / Flocked material : bookbinding material or paper and other materials implying a flocking process at some stage of their production.

Flocking : in the process, specific fibres cover a coated surface, through an electrostatic field.

Flatbed printing : sheets lay flat on printing table, while printing unit moves XY.



GC1 board : one of the board qualities we use as substrate for SENSE finishing.



H-UV offset : a variation of UV-offset.

HP Indigo  : specific digital printing process.

Hot-stamping : usual way to apply a pattern or logo on a material. Foil is transferred through heat and pressure.

Heat-burnishing effect : similar process as hot-stamping but without foil. Suitable  bookbinding material changes its colour under these conditions (like a natural leather does).



Indigo : see HP Indigo

Inkjet printing : specific digital printing process.

Inserts : used inside boxes to maintain items. Can be made through many ways, including vaccum-forming (thermoforming), folded board, foam…





Krekelberg : ourselves, as manufacturers of SENSE  bookbinding material range !



Led Inkjet : specific drying option on inkjet process for faster drying.

Led UV offset : similar to UV offset but with led-curing.

Luxury packaging : we hereby include all packaging items using typical luxury codes.

Laminating : similar to gluing when using sheets or rolls.



Mounting boards / Mat boards / Mount boards : frame component

MOQ : Minimum order Quantity

Memobook : see notebooks.



Nubuck : specific leather-like surface.

Notebook : under this term we gather all stationery items such as memobooks, journals, scrapbooks, sketch books…

Nylon : see polyamide.



Offset : traditional printing process.

Oeko Tex : standard about pigments, asserting the ones used are not harmful.



Presentation boxes : see  Rigid boxes.

PS : stands for Polystyren, commonly used as substrate for inserts (inside boxes) made thanks to vacuum-forming process.

POS / POP  items : Point of Sales / Point of Purchase items, i.e. shop displays.

Pantone matching (PMS) : common colour reference used to match a specific colour.

Polyamide : Sense Velvet’s fibres are Polyamide (also called Nylon).





Rigid Boxes  : it includes all boxes made of grey board (chipboard) using bookbinding material or fine papers, as opposed to folding boxes which are made out of a thinner cardboard directly.

REACH : European standard about  allowed and forbidden chemicals.



SBS board : one of the cardboard qualities used for SENSE. One of the most stable media. Stands for Solid Bleached Sulphate.

Scrapbooking : making creative albums as a leisure

Screen-printing  : specific traditional printing method

Suede : specific surface reminding soft leather

Set-up box : A stiff paperboard box in 3D construction, usually overwrapped with covering material or paper, and delivered “set-up” ready to use.

Stationery : we gather under this term all book-shape items (notebooks, diaries, journals), folders and binders.

Swiss Q Print : well-known brand of flatbed printers.

Special paper : any unusual or creative paper.



Thermoforming (thermo) : see vacuum-forming.

Tarnishing (of metals) : such as silver, stainless steel, gold. Chloride grade of Sense being extremely low, it does not tarnish metals.



UV  drying : inks get dry through UV lamps (instead of usual infrared). It implies using suitable inks.

UV offset : offset printing with UV drying system.

UV screen-printing : screen-printing with UV drying system.

UV inkjet : inkjet printing with UV drying system.



Vac trays : see vacuum-forming.

Vacuum-forming : industrial way of making inserts or displays. when thermoplastic (such as PS) is hot it takes the shape of the mould thanks to vacuum.

Velvet paper / Velour paper : velvet surface thanks to flocking process.



Wrapped boxes : see covered boxes



Xerography : see Electrophotography.

















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