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Thanks for the info. I included keylines for the assembly folks, but I'm
going to take your tip and bump up the size of the tabs a bit to allow for
some leeway in tape placement.

take care,
s

Julie Sadler wrote:

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> out of lurk mode temporarily...when i worked as typesetter and
> paste-up for a litho printer, we ended up in the bindery when times
> were slow and a couple of times i ended up on the "line" making
> various pop-ups. i remember a specific airplane popup we did for
> British Airways....it was well designed and great on the folding and
> constructing end! the designer had included tiny little hairline
> guidelines in the printing of the base, where the planes' various
> tabs could be lined up as we stuck them down (with double-stick
> tape...) They were in areas where you couldn't see them when the
> piece was folded, stuck and complete. The tabs were also just a bit
> larger than the tape, to accommodate the occasional clutzy tape
> attachment and make things less exacting. I don't recall having to
> specially varnish or not varnish an area because of the tape. we
> printed metallics and uv-coated, too and even this held fast with the
> double stick. i rarely was in the bindery, but became an expert
> airplane attacher thanks to the tiny little guides!  May this be a
> tip to the wise!
> J.
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> >Date:    Mon, 3 Sep 2001 14:47:47 -0400
> >From:    scott bruno <bgraphicdesign@FUSE.NET>
> >Subject: Pop-up Book Production
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> >I'm a graphic designer working on my first pop-up piece, a catalog for
> >an exhibition by the Thai artists' collective Nuts Society. The catalog
> >is a tri-fold folder with a saddle-stitched booklet and a single pop-up
> >showing the exhibition site. We're printing 500 catalogs; the pop-ups
> >will be assembled and attached to the folder by volunteers from the art
> >gallery.
> >
> >The printer has suggested using double-stick tape for assembly (I've
> >left 3/4" tabs). I'm looking for advice on the best way to assemble the
> >pop-up in regards to ease of assembly (remember, these are untrained
> >volunteers!) and permanence. I know 3M makes some doublestick tape which
> >is very thin, very tacky & can be applied with a tape gun. Also, do I
> >need to keep ink off of the areas to be taped? Any other advice for a
> >novice re: pop-up production would be appreciated.
> >
> >thanks,
> >Scott Bruno
> >bgraphicdesign@fuse.net
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