Comprehensive added value fulfilment services
The stickering of books is increasingly common. We apply thousands of promotional, correction or barcode stickers to our customers' books. We offer a quick, efficient and flexible service using either stocked stickers or client free-issue, which allows customers to respond quickly to market changes or requirements.
Shrink wrapping & presentation packs
Shrink wrapping provides many benefits for presentation, security, protection and to hold a loose product in a book. We have the technology to shrink wrap individual books, multiple books or box sets.
Placing books in slip cases, either individually or in multiples, is an ideal way for publishers to add value to their products. Slip cases come in two main forms: the fast, effective and versatile flexi-case, or the more substantial rigid slip cases.
As its name suggests, the Flexi is a slip case that’s flexible with a 'tuck in back' and is usually printed and laminated. It is ideal for runs over 3000 and suitable for individual books or sets up to 200mm, and can be thumb cut. For long runs, Flexis are also cheaper and faster to produce than rigid cases.
Rigid cases are traditional slip cased boxes which are normally printed and laminated. They can also be cloth (Wibalin) covered at a similar cost. Ideal for higher specification projects or shorter runs, they are also suitable for heavier sets.
We can supply and insert CDs or DVDs anywhere in paperbacks or cased books, including those discs supplied by the customer. Usually the discs are supplied in wallets, which we then glue on to the inside cover or case. They can also be inserted loose into the book and shrink wrapped if necessary.
Author-signed copies are an important selling tool. We can arrange individual numbering, if required, or provide individual pages for the author to sign. This is fast and easy to handle and can be done at the author’s convenience prior to, or after production. Pages can be specially packed and delivered to a home address to simplify the process.
Using our experienced team of bindery workers, we can handle intricate and complex upgrades, modifications or repairs to paperbacks and cased books.
Inserts can be loose or glued and placed anywhere in the book. Popular inserts include CDs, booklets, promotional material and bookmarks. We are able to glue in many types of papers and materials to provide colour, highlight for an area or to add marketing material.
Wraps are a great way of adding colour to a book by wrapping one section round another. Available in a vast array of shapes, sizes and colours, belly-bands are another excellent promotional aid. They can be tucked in or wrapped around the whole book and applied to either paperbacks or cased books.
We pack books to suit individual customers' needs including:
- Make-up and fill dump bins and counter packs
- Pack boxes to specific quantities
- Individual mailings in postal cartons
Direct deliveries & online ordering
Often when placing a print order you won't have the details for your direct deliveries. With Clay's fast, secure, online, real-time Ordering System you can order direct deliveries up to midday on the day of dispatch and have them delivered NEXT DAY.