IST METZ Prints Folder with Innovative Leather Structure

NUERTINGEN, GERMANY | IST METZ GmbH, a manufacturer of UV units, has come up with new and innovative printed product that highlights the potential of UV technology and leaves a lasting impression: a paper folder with leather structure and seam.

Artificial leather made from paper, the sample folder is an attractive way to hand out flyers, brochures, and print samples to customers. The folder was printed on the company's own press using the UV sheetfed offset printing process and given a high quality soft-touch, matte and gloss finish.

The structure of the surface, which imitates leather, is what immediately catches the eye and is also interesting to touch. Inline embossing has been used here, which has been achieved with an embossing plate from Kocher + Beck GmbH + Co. in the printing unit. The embossment is so delicate and realistic that it doesn't even show on the reverse side of the card. To date, it is the only printed product to use this structure at such a high standard of quality.

Innovative measures also have been taken to further process the folder, developed and implemented in collaboration with a long-standing partner of IST METZ, print finisher Berger. The inner section has been tucked in and not glued, allowing the folder to be pulled out. The folder is also closed using just one tuck-in flap. A business card can be inserted above the closing and the folder thus given a personal touch. The overall look is completed with a delicate seam on the front. This has been carefully sewn on using a standard sewing machine.

The combination of high quality varnishing effects, special embossing, and innovative finishing has resulted in an attractive artificial leather folder that can be used time and again thanks to its discreet design and sturdy material.

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