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Glossary

Applied Graphics:

Full-color Printing - Single to full-color graphics can be flexo, litho, or screen printed, directly on most of our products.

Screen Printing - Using color-separated artwork, a screen is created for each separate color and used to apply opaque ink to the product.

 
 

Manufacturing & Printing Options:

Adhesive backing - Most sleeve products are available with a full peel and stick adhesive backing.

Hole spacing - Options include 3.13” standard hole spacing to fit 2-ring binders, A4 binders and UniKeepTM Disc Wallets. Our 4.25” hole spacing fits standard 3 ring binders. Additional options are available.

Removable Pages - For greater flexibility, we offer Safety-sleeve® pages that can be added or removed from binders and wallets.

Non-removable Pages - Includes glue, rivets, and post & screw options. Additional products may be designed for butterfly insert packs or may have tabs for inserting sleeves.

 
 

Products:

Archival Modified Jewelpak™ - A Jewelpak style sleeve containing an additional layer of Safety-sleeve® material to protect both sides of the disc

Archival Pocket - A simple sleeve containing multiple layers of Safety-sleeve® material to protect both sides of the disc.

Biodegradable Polypropylene - A Degradable Plastic is defined (ASTM 1991) as a plastic that is designed to undergo a significant change in its chemical structure under specific environmental conditions resulting in a loss of some properties that may vary as measured by standard test methods appropriate to the plastic and the application in a period of time that determines its classification. A Biodegradable Plastic is defined as a degradable plastic in which the degradation results from the action of naturally occurring microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi and algae.

Plastic samples, have been tested by independent laboratories in accordance with standard test methods approved by ASTM, ISO and other such standardization bodies to determine the rate and extent of biodegradation of plastic materials.

The biodegradation of the submitted plastic samples was tested using the following standardized methods:
• ASTM D5209-91, “Standard Test Method for Determining the Aerobic Biodegradation of Plastic Materials in the Presence of Municipal Sewage Sludge”,
• ASTM D5338.98, “Standard Test Method for Determining Aerobic Biodegradation of Plastic Materials under Controlled Composting Conditions”, which is equivalent to CEN prEN WI 261085,
• ISO 14765 method, “Evaluation of the Ultimate Aerobic Biodegradability and Disintegration of Plastics under Controlled Composting Conditions”,
• ASTM 5511, “Standard Test Method for Determining Anaerobic Biodegradation of Plastic Materials Under High-Solids Anaerobic Digestion Conditions”.

The result of these tests and the related biodegradation and ecological impact experiments in various environments certifies that plastic products manufactured with ECM additives can be marketed as biodegradable and safe for the environment. Please contact our Preferred Recycling Facilities: McGill Compost For other local composting companies, please visit Find a Composter

Corrugated - Boxes made from brown cardboard material that is scored for folding. Characteristic of board for boxes made by sandwiching fluted kraft paper between sheets of paper or cardboard.

EnvyPak™ - Window envelopes and pouches providing 100% coverage and full visibility of contents. Featuring exclusive Dark WeldTM technology, to ensure materials remain crisp. Complete printing services available on all materials including interior. Available in two formats. Our paper/poly format features dense EnvyPak paper layer and a clear poly window layer. Our clear/clear format features dual layers of clear poly.

Polypropylene(PP) - Polypropylene is a thermoplastic polymer, used in a wide variety of products. When used in our sleeve applications, polypropylene is forty percent lighter in weight than comparable sleeves. This allows for substantially lower shipping cost. Polypropylene is also resistant to chemical attack, offers a wider temperature range and a choice material used for long-term archival needs. Polypropylene is 100% recyclable.

PVC - Polyvinylcholride (PVC) is a widely used plastic. Traditional clear vinyl material is longwearing and durable. The characteristics and look of vinyl give our products a higher perceived value than other comparable materials. Vinyl also offers flexibility in designing sleeves for specific customer requirements.

Solid Bleached Sulfate(SBS) - SBS (paperboard) is a heavy layered paper intended to be a rigid, durable form of paper used in packaging.

Safety-sleeve®(SS) - Safety-sleeve® material is exclusive to our sleeve product line. The Safety-sleeve fibers actually suspend the disc above the material while allowing small dirt and debris to fall to its base and become trapped away from the disc surface. Safety-sleeves® also eliminates much of the risk of damage that can occur with other types of packaging. The characteristics and look give our Safety-sleeve® products a higher perceived value than other comparable materials.

Tamper Resistant - Products providing security, theft deterrent, and authenticity features, through a design that incorporates perforated tabs or windows that indicate if the package has been opened or accessed.

Tyvek® - Made from very fine, high-density polyethylene fibers, Tyvek® brand protective material offers characteristics of paper, film, and fabric, in one material.

UniKeep™ - UniKeep™ branded wallets or binders, which feature patented integrated rings, and are excellent for organization and presentation.